Dec. 22, 2010
AUBURN - The Auburn football team held its final practice prior to the holiday break Wednesday morning, working out for two hours in shoulder pads and shorts at the Auburn Soccer Complex and Hutsell-Rosen Track.
The Tigers will take the rest of the week off for Christmas, and will return to campus on Monday, Dec. 27 to resume preparations for the BCS National Championship Game against Oregon.
Auburn opened the practice with special teams drills before moving to individual and position drills. After more special teams work, the Tigers practiced against the scout teams before ending the workout with a short scrimmage for the younger players on the squad.
Following practice, head coach Gene Chizik said that the team left for the break on a positive note.
"I thought it was a good last practice before we take a little bit of a break for Christmas," said Chizik. "The guys were really focused and into it. They need a little bit of time off so they get to go spend some time with their families, which is well deserved and needed. We'll come back on the 27th and get ready to crank it up again."
The Tigers, who held four practices since Saturday after taking a two-week break following the SEC Championship Game victory over South Carolina, will have five more practices in Auburn next week before the team departs for Arizona.
No. 1 Auburn (13-0) will meet No. 2 Oregon (12-0) in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The BCS National Championship Game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and will be shown live on ESPN and ESPN3D at 7:30 p.m. CT.