Auburn Football Practice Report

Tigers work in cooler conditions in preparation for Chick-fil-A Bowl

Dec. 16, 2007

Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn football team conducted its third bowl practice in as many days as the Tigers worked for just over two hours in temperatures hovering in the low 40's.

Following lengthy meetings during the afternoon, Auburn spent the 22-period session working on individual position drills, special teams and work against the scout team.

"It was cooler today and we worked more on Clemson on both sides (of the ball)," said head coach Tommy Tuberville after practice. "The guys had a lot of energy today, considering that we've gone hard for three straight days."

Auburn will be facing a Clemson team that will enter the 40th Chick-fil-A Bowl with a 9-3 record. Clemson is 23rd nationally in scoring offense, averaging 34.2 points per game, while holding opponents to 18.3 points a contest, good for 10th nationally.

"We'll basically go two-a-days tomorrow, with one of them a walk through with no pads," said Tuberville. "The kicking game is looking pretty good. Today we gave the kickers off and did a little punting. They were a little rusty a few days go."

Auburn will practice Monday at 10 a.m. before concluding its pre-bowl site schedule with a Tuesday morning session. The Tigers will report to Atlanta on Christmas evening, resuming bowl practice on Dec. 26.

The sold-out Chick-fil-A Bowl will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT in the Georgia Dome.