Dec. 27, 2007
The Auburn Tigers spent two hours on the practice fields at Georgia Tech in their second day of on-site preparations for the Chick-fil-A Bowl game against the Clemson Tigers.
Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville was pleased with the work the 22nd-ranked Tigers got in during Thursday's workout.
"It was a good day," Tuberville said. "There was a lot of contact, pretty much like yesterday. Everybody is pretty healthy considering all the contact we've had."
Tuberville noted the Auburn defense will have to be ready for a Clemson offense that is averaging more than 400 yards per game and is averaging 34.2 points per game this season.
"Clemson is very diversified," Tuberville noted. "They run one-back, two-back, no-back in the shotgun and under the center. They do a lot you have to prepare for."
Tuberville said the Tigers will work out one more day (Saturday) on the Georgia Tech practice fields and will move indoors to the Georgia Dome for Friday's practice session.
"We'll go in the Dome tomorrow," Tuberville said. "We'll work on catching punts and kickoffs and get the guys used to the surroundings."
Auburn (8-4, 5-3 SEC) will play the 15th-ranked Clemson Tigers (9-3, 5-3 ACC) Monday, Dec. 31. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.