Auburn Football Bowl Practice Report - Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

Tampa – The Auburn football team spent roughly an hour and a half on the practice fields Tuesday morning in chilly conditions preparing for Friday's Outback Bowl game against Northwestern.

The Tigers hit on all phases of their game plan Tuesday, opening with special teams work before splitting into positional reps and closing with team drills.

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik noted that today's practice would be a typical Wednesday practice during a normal game week and that he was pleased with the Tigers effort.

"It was a good practice today," Chizik said. "The tempo was up. We went a little shorter today because of some of the bowl events, but we're coming down to the end of the week and this was our 'Wednesday'

practice. We got some good work today and I think we're heading in the right direction."

Following the morning practice, the Tigers attended the DeBartolo bowl luncheon, which also featured the Northwestern Wildcats, at the Tampa Convention Center.

Following an afternoon break that also included positional meetings, the Tigers will play arcade and video games at GameWorks from 6-8 p.m.

The 2010 Outback Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. CT on New Year's Day in Raymond James Stadium and be nationally televised by ESPN.