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Auburn Football Practice Report

Tigers get first look inside new indoor practice facility


AUBURN - The 19th-ranked Auburn football team went through its third practice and first day in shoulder pads, shorts and helmets Friday afternoon on the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex.

After holding split practices the first two days, the Tigers practiced as one unit for the first time this week. Auburn worked in position groups and on special teams before coming together at the end for offense versus defense drills. The final 30 minutes of practice was spent in the new indoor practice facility.

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was pleased with Friday's practice, especially the physicality the team brought to the field.

"I thought today was a good start for the first day of half pads," said Chizik. "Both sides of the ball were very eager. Being physical is what our emphasis is every day and they tried to take that from the meeting rooms out to the field."

Chizik also talked about the Tigers first look inside the new $16 million indoor practice facility.

"It was pretty hot out there, we stayed out there long enough to get a good feel for the temperature and at that point we went inside to finish practice," said Chizik. "I just really wanted them to focus in and try to get better at their trade. That's what we did and I think it worked out well."

The Tigers will return to the practice field one more time this week, at 5 p.m. CT, Saturday, before taking Sunday off.


The Tigers will open the 2011 season Sept. 3 vs. Utah State at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2 with kickoff set for 11 a.m. CT.



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