Tigers begin preparations for Clemson

The 19th-ranked Auburn Tigers (2-0) went through a 50 minute practice session on Sunday night in helmets and shorts as they began preparations for their upcoming meeting with Clemson (2-0).

Fresh off Saturday's thrilling 41-34 win over Mississippi State, the coaching staff saw glimpses of what the Tigers could play like, but they are still trying to push the team to the next level – and quickly.

"I thought we had some spurts where we were more physical against a quality opponent, but like I said there are peaks and valleys," defensive coordinator Ted Roof said.

"We've got to eliminate those valleys and keep working to eliminate some of those mistakes and we can be a much better defense. We've got to get better real quick."

Auburn will not practice Monday, but will reconvene on Tuesday afternoon to continue preparations for Clemson. It's the first road game of the season for the Tigers and a re-match from last season's 27-24 overtime win over the Tigers.

Auburn and Clemson will kickoff at 11 a.m. CT, Saturday from Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. The game will be televised by ABC.