Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Auburn's Tuberville likes his chances vs. LSU

Tubby's bragging a bit as LSU game looms: "Not a lot of people are going to outrun us," he said earlier this week.
You'll have to excuse him, but Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville is snickering at how good his defense has been the past few games. In back-to-back weeks not only have they stopped Superman but they held a very good Arkansas team scoreless for 58 minutes. You could even forgive ole Tubby for bragging a bit. His team is simply making plays.
"Tackling," he said, when asked what the difference has been since early in the season. "You go back and look at the Florida game, they got very few yards after we made contact. [Against Arkansas], I think we missed six tackles. I've never heard of that, and I've been on some good defenses before."
With Auburn coming to Baton Rouge on Saturday, they'll need all the speed they can muster against the No. 5 team in the country.
"We've got speed to match teams like that," he said. "Not a lot of people are going to outrun us. We might not be big. We try to be physical, but we keep as many speed guys on the field as we can."

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