AUBURN - The Auburn football team returned to the practice fields Wednesday night as it continued to work toward Saturday's game against Florida Atlantic (0-2).
The Tigers (2-1) practiced for just under two hours, moving into the new indoor practice facility for the second half of practice. The Tigers worked out in shorts and helmets before putting on pads for the last part of practice. The Tigers focused on positional drills, mixing in some special teams and situational work.
Coming off the team's first loss of the season, Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said he can see his team responding and getting better.
"As I said earlier in the week, it's been a very good opportunity for us to go back and work on us, work on Auburn," said Chizik. "We've had a good week of practice with one day left and I feel good, in terms of where we are improvement-wise but again it was a good opportunity with two days under our belt for us to get better. That's what we worked on all week and we'll continue to do that tomorrow."
Saturday's game is the last home game for the Tigers before hitting the road for two weeks. Auburn will spend three of the five weeks in October on the road.
"The team has responded really, really well this week," said Chizik. "We have had some good days of practice and they are eager to get better, to get back out there and play again."
Auburn and Florida Atlantic will kickoff at 6 p.m. CT Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net and is the first night game of the season for the Tigers.