Tuberville Pleased With Tuesday Practice

Tommy Tuberville talks about the Tigers two-hour practice session.

Auburn, Ala.--Head coach Tommy Tuberville says that his team got in a solid day of practice on Tuesday and will do it again tomorrow before breaking for the holidays.

"Today we worked mainly red zone, which is inside the 30 yard-line," Tuberville says. "We got our game plan in. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will come back and have a shorter practice, try and get them out of here by noon so they can get home by dark, and then we will meet in Orlando."

Tuberville adds that the young guys on defense stepped up and easily got the best of the younger players on offense in the "redshirt scrimmage" that was held at the end of the two-hour workout.

"Not much production today out of the offense in our little scrimmage, but we will have a rematch a week from tomorrow in Orlando," he notes. "So, we will be prepared for that.

"I'll have to look at the film, but obviously it is all defense," the coach adds about players who stood out during the live work. "I don't think we made but one first down (actually two), but it was good effort. The guys had a good time. All the players had fun so tomorrow we will show the film to those young guys, but again we'll have a little rematch next week."

During the scrimmage, Anthony Campbell was getting a good number of the reps at running back, but Tuberville says that is certainly not a sign of things to come.

"He is not a running back, but he has been playing scout team running back, representing Wisconsin," he says of Campbell. "He is a defensive back going into spring ball. He was a running back in high school and he is the closest thing we have got on the scout team to what their running back is at Wisconsin."

There was only one injury during the session, and Tuberville explains that it was only a minor one.

"Antwoin Daniels broke his hand," he says. "They are X-Raying it. He'll probably end up like Marcus (McNeill) and have a cast on it, but he'll be fine. He got it hurt in a fight, never hit anybody with a helmet on--always remember that."

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