Tuberville Praises Georgia Tech

Auburn's head football coach comments on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Auburn, Ala.--With the opening game just five days away, Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville says he is impressed with the opponent his Tigers will be facing Saturday night.

Georgia Tech comes to Jordan-Hare Stadium looking to snap Auburn's 15-game winning streak. Tuberville says his team will have to play well to handle the Yellow Jackets.

"They have a lot of speed, quickness and are very smart," he says of Coach Chan Gailey's team. "They don't make a lot mistakes and they have a lot of people back.

"They know what they want to do on both sides," Tuberville adds. "They have had the same coaching staff for several years. All of these kids have grown up in the system. They know what the coaches expect out of them and they get a lot out of them."

Auburn will be looking to improve its all-time record in season openers to 87-24-2. Tuberville's teams are 4-2 at AU on opening day.

This year's opener against the Yellow Jackets will be televised on ESPN with a 7:45 p.m. CDT start. Ron Franklin and Bob Davie will call the action with Holly Rowe the sideline reporter.

Tuberville will be looking to even his record vs. Tech at 1-1. He is 51-24 at Auburn as he heads into his seventh season running the AU football team.

"They will be a good football team, a real good football team," Tuberville says of the Yellow Jackets. "I can't believe they are not ranked in the Top 25. Obviously, they will have something to prove coming over to play us. It will be a heck of a game."

Auburn leads the overall series 45-40-4 and has a 10-2 edge in games played at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers are 49-14 all-time on opening day when playing teams from outside the conference such as Georgia Tech, a former SEC member which is part of the ACC.


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