AUBURN - The Auburn football team returned to the practice fields Wednesday night as it continued to work toward Saturday's game at South Carolina (4-0, 2-0 SEC).
The Tigers (3-1, 1-0 SEC) 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 shells, focusing on positional drills, mixing in some special teams and situational work.
With the team's Southeastern Conference road opener coming up, Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was pleased with the way his team has practiced this week.
"We had what I thought were two very good, back-to-back, Tuesday and Wednesday practices, which is good to see," said Chizik. "We have challenges ahead of us and it's going to be a great road challenge. Again, I thought we got a really good week of preparation, the guys have really been excited and very enthusiastic about playing on the road here on our first SEC road game."
Saturday's game is the second road game and second trip to the state of South Carolina for the Tigers. Chizik said his team will have to be ready for a loud atmosphere this weekend at Williams-Brice Stadium.
"When you play on the road, obviously offensively we always want to try to always work on the noise issues that can cause problems communication-wise this week," said Chizik. "For the most part, I think we handled that well at Clemson."
Auburn and South Carolina will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday. The game will be televised by CBS, marking Auburn's first appearance on the network this season.