Dec. 18, 2007
The Auburn football team held its final practice of the season in Auburn Tuesday morning at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex, working out for a little less than two hours under cool temperatures. The team will now break for the holidays before convening in Atlanta Dec. 25 to continue preparations for the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
Tuesday's practice was the fifth and final workout for Auburn since resuming practice Dec. 14. It was the final practice in Auburn for the Tigers' group of 17 seniors, who have tied the Auburn record with 41 victories over the past four seasons.
The Tigers maintained a quick pace to the workout, fitting in a large dose of scout team work during the practice. After starting practice with special teams, the Tigers also worked together as a team and closed with a two-minute drill.
"Practice was good," said head coach Tommy Tuberville. "We had a lot of contact in a short period of time. We did it pretty much like two-a-days. These guys are burnt out, but it's been good, though. They're all excited about going home, which they should be. It's been a long time since Aug. 3. So we're going home for a few days, and then we'll have a good time in Atlanta."
Auburn will resume practice on Dec. 26 in Atlanta and continue each day until the Chick-fil-A Bowl is played on Dec. 31.
The No. 22 Tigers (8-4) will meet No. 15 Clemson (9-3) at 7:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 31 in the Georgia Dome. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN.