Nov. 21, 2010
AUBURN - The No. 2 Auburn football team resumed workouts for Friday's game against Alabama with a 90-minute practice in full pads Sunday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. It marked the first full practice for the Tigers since Thursday evening as the team enjoyed its first off week of the season over the weekend.
Sunday's workout consisted largely of work against the scout team units as the squad prepares to face the Crimson Tide. The workout began with special teams drills and included individual and position drills as well.
Following the practice, head coach Gene Chizik said that he was pleased with the enthusiasm shown by the squad during the workout.
"It was a good practice tonight," said Chizik. "I really felt like there was a lot of energy and a little bounce in their step. We had a day and a half off, so we wanted energy. We wanted practice to be crisp and I thought they were really focused."
Chizik also stated that having an off week prior to the Iron Bowl for the second year in a row has helped the team be more prepared this year.
"Having the week unfold the same way is really big," said Chizik. "Our guys know what to expect. We're going to stay on basically the same schedule that we did last year. Maybe tweak it a little bit, but for the most part the same."
Auburn will resume practice on Monday at 5 p.m. CT.
Auburn (11-0, 7-0 SEC) will travel to Tuscaloosa to play No. 9 Alabama (9-2, 5-2) on Friday. The game will kick off at 1:30 pm CT and will be televised by CBS.