Tigers spend 2 hours in pads for Wed. practice - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Tigers spend 2 hours in pads for Wed. practice

Posted: Updated:

Information provided by Auburn Athletics Dept.

The SEC champion Auburn Tigers practiced two hours in full pads late Wednesday afternoon at the Auburn Athletics Complex practice fields, preparing for their matchup with top-ranked Florida State in the BCS championship game.

"We are back on the practice field this week after a week of finals. Our players are very excited to get out there. We focused on our younger guys so far, and are trying to keep our older guys fundamentally sound. We will transition into Florida State later in the week," Coach Gus Malzahn, the national coach of the year, said. "Overall, I really like their attitude and a willingness to get better.

"Auburn is blue collar, hard-nosed, physically and mentally tough. That is who we are and that is how we win football games here. That is how they have done it for a long time. That is the one thing we realized that we have to get back. That is what we focused on."

Auburn has a 22-13-2 all-time record in bowl games, dating back through an appearance in the Bacardi Bowl in Havana, Cuba, following the 1936 season. The Tigers have won their last five bowl matchups.

Behind 1000-yard rushers Tre Mason and Nick Marshall, Auburn leads the nation in rushing at 335.7 yards per game, and would be the first SEC team ever to capture the NCAA team rushing title. The Tigers are one of just four teams nationally to have had four different players rush for 100 yards in at least one game this season.

Auburn, ranked second in the BCS standings with a 12-1 record, will practice through Saturday before taking a Christmas break. The Tigers arrive in California December 31. The Vizio BCS National Championship is Monday, January 6, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. ESPN will televise the 7:30 p.m. Central contest.

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:27:58 GMT

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

  • Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:55:17 GMT

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

  • LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 2

    LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 2

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:05:33 GMT

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.