Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wednesday's Iron Bowl Practice Report

From The Auburn Athletic Department...

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn football team worked out for almost two hours Wednesday, the team's third practice of the week in preparation for the 70th Iron Bowl against Alabama Saturday.

Colder weather prevailed Wednesday as the Tigers focused on scout teams and individual position work. The team started and ended practice with special teams play.

"It was a cool day today," Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville said. "We had a good practice. The guys were energetic. There's been a lot of intensity in practice the last couple of days. They're excited about the game, knowing we'll get to play one of the better teams we've played all year."

The game against Alabama marks the eighth-ever Iron Bowl in Auburn. The Tigers have gone 5-2 at home all-time against the Crimson Tide, with the last victory coming in 2003, 28-23, over Alabama.

The game also marks Auburn's return to Jordan-Hare after playing two straight games on the road.

"We're excited about being at home," Tuberville said. "We'll have had basically two games in the last two months in Jordan-Hare Stadium. It will be fun to be back in the friendly confines with our fans."

Saturday's game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CST and will be nationally televised by CBS.

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