Dec. 17, 2007
The offense and defense worked against each other for half of the Auburn Tigers two-hour practice Monday afternoon.
Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville said the Tigers continued their physical approach to the practice.
"It was a good day for us," Tuberville said. "The weather cooperated. We've had four days of physical practice. We have done that on purpose, trying to be as physical as we can, so we can get to the bowl game and not have to do as much."
Tuberville added the Tigers (8-4, 5-3 SEC) added more work to their game plan for Clemson (9-3, 5-3 ACC).
"Mentally, we are getting a lot better in terms of knowing what to do for Clemson," Tuberville noted. "This is really only the second day that we have worked on them. One more day, and we'll pretty much have everything we are going to do on both sides of the ball."
Auburn and Clemson meet in the 40th Chick-fil-A Bowl Monday, Dec. 31, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It will be the 46th meeting between the teams and the second time they have met in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The teams met in 1998 when it was known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The Tigers return to the practice fields Tuesday at 10 a.m. for their final workout before arriving in Atlanta Dec. 25.