AUBURN — Two summers ago, with memories of an embarrassing Capital One Bowl loss still fresh in everyone’s mind, Auburn coach Tommy Tuber ville conducted one of the most grueling and rigid camps of his tenure.
Players were reminded of their poor postseason performance against Wisconsin by frequent post- practice sprints and an old-school, pounding, physical and pad-thudding camp.
Things are a bit different in 2008. In the roughly 16 practices open to the public, players weren’t made to run sprints once. Despite a wonderfully mild August, two-a-days were intense, but hardly oppressive. Even the normally uneven, ant-filled grass of the intramural fields was flatter and greener than ever before.