October 14, 2007

Notebook: Tigers earn day off

On a normal Sunday afternoon, Auburn's players and coaches would be out on the practice fields going through a short workout to correct any mistakes from the Arkansas game and give the young players a little extra work.

But after a hard-fought win over the Razorbacks and not arriving back until the wee hours of Sunday morning, head coach Tommy Tuberville gave his players a well earned day off.

According to Tuberville, the idea came to him at halftime of the Arkansas game with the Tigers clinging to a 3-0 lead.

"I told them at halftime that if they went out there and won the game I would give them Sunday off," said Tuberville.

Tuberville said the team practically ran over him getting out of the locker room and back onto the field. He also said after a hard-hitting game and seven straight weeks without a break, his team needed a rest.

The break will be a brief one, however. The players and coaches will have meetings and watch film on Monday and hit the practice fields for a full pad workout on Tuesday afternoon as they prepare for a showdown at No. 5 LSU.

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