Wright Says Tigers Have the Right Stuff

Defensive tackle Gabe Wright talks about his team's readiness for the BCS title game.

Newport Beach, Calif.--With game time for the national championship showdown vs. Florida State almost here one of the key members of the Auburn football team, Gabe Wright, says the Tigers are tuned up and ready to play.

"Our key to being successful is to play fast and execute," the junior defensive tackle said. "I really believe that in some games that can be coaches' talk, but in all seriousness that is what we really have to do.

"If we play fast and execute, we can play with the best of them," said Wright, whose Tigers had a final walk-through practice on Saturday to put the finishing touches on rehearsing the game plan.

Auburn players pose with the BCS Championship Game Trophy they hope to take home from California.

Wright's confidence in the SEC champs' chances in the BCS Championship Game is not being disrespectful to the No. 1 ranked Seminoles, he said. "That is not taking anything away from FSU. We know they are a great team and they are going to make good plays.

"The bottom line is we have been practicing for 20 to 25 days and I believe if we go out as a defense, an offense and special teams group and execute the game plan the coaches have given us we should could out on top," Wright added.

The defensive lineman noted the Tigers have worked very hard preparing for this game since knocking off Missouri 59-42 in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 7th. However, the junior noted that the trip to the West Coast has been enjoyable, too.

"We have been having tons of fun," said Wright, noting that the Tigers coaches and players enjoy being together as a group.

"The guys are pretty level-headed," he added. "We are a hype team, we are an experienced team. Coach Malzahn has been preaching to us that it really is a business trip and that is really been how we have been taking it."


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