Nov. 25, 2008
Auburn, Ala. -
The Auburn football team spent just under an hour and a half practicing inside Jordan-Hare Stadium Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Saturday's game against top-ranked Alabama.
Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville said the Tigers looked crisp during Tuesday's workout, and noted the team's effort since last playing Nov. 15.
"The enthusiasm was high today," Tuberville said. "I'm proud of the way the guys have held their attention and intensity for two weeks. It's a long time to practice for a regular season game."
After opening the practice session with additional work on the kicking game, Tuberville said the Tigers worked on implementing the game plan for the Crimson Tide.
"We got a lot of work in on the kicking game," Tuberville said. "We just about got all of our game plan in, not all just yet. We are going back and looking at it on film and finding what we like and don't like. Having the extra week to prepare allows us to do that."
Auburn (5-6, 2-5 SEC) and No. 1 Alabama (11-0, 7-0 SEC) kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. The game will be televised nationally by CBS. Saturday marks the 73rd meeting between the teams. Alabama leads the series with a 38-33-1 record, while the Tigers are 6-0 in Tuscaloosa.