Nov. 15, 2007
The Auburn football team held its final practice of the week Thursday morning at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex, working out for almost an hour and a half under cooler, windy conditions.
The Tigers, who have an off week after playing on 11 consecutive Saturdays, will now enjoy two days off before resuming preparations for the Iron Bowl against Alabama with meetings on Sunday.
Working in shells for the third straight day, the Tigers opened the practice by working on special teams, before moving to individual and group drills. Auburn also worked against the scout teams and came together to work the first and second teams against each other.
"It's been a good week of practice," said head coach Tuberville. "We're trying to get a few people healthy, and I think we're working towards that. You can tell the guys would rather be playing this game this weekend, but that's not going to happen, so we'll put it off for another week, and have a little bit more time to regroup and finish our game plan."
Auburn (7-4, 4-3 SEC) will host Alabama (6-4, 4-3 SEC) on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. CT in a game that will be nationally televised by ESPN. The Tigers have won five straight in the series, matching Auburn's longest ever winning streak against Alabama. The only previous time the Tigers won five in a row over Alabama was from 1954-58.
The Tigers will resume practice on Monday, Nov. 19.