Tuberville speaks, 11/25
Tuberville just ended his daily briefing. He spent 40 minutes just jabbering about nothing with the writers and a few selected guests (Paul Spina and Vince Saia), so I'm a little behind.
Here is an overview of what he had to say:
- On Wes Byrum's alleged knee injury: "Day-to-day. We'll have to wait. He comes out there with ice on it. There's not structural damage. For some reason it just locks up on him. That's what they say. I'm no doctor."
- He said Brad Lester is "100 percent" for the first time since August.
- On how he's gone 4-1 against top-five teams in his Auburn career: "We're usually not a flamboyant team. We don't look flashy. We go out, we play and we take it quarter by quarter. We know most of our games are going to come down to the end anyway. We don't go out and try to do big plays. We do take a few chances every once and a while, try to get the momentum. Momentum is huge against ranked teams."
- On Kodi Burns: "Kodi's confidence wasn't very good a few weeks ago. He was even struggling with some of the things that we were doing. You've got to do it over and over in practice. He's doing that. It's helped him. His fundamentals are good. He's getting his hips to the target. He's learning to take a little bit off of some passes. Kodi is one of those (players) who throws a 90 mph fastball on every down. Sometimes you can't do that. If you have a 10-yard pass, you need to take a little bit off of it. It's a work in progress."
Synopsis for Jerry Hinnen: Auburn is 5-6 heading into its tilt against No. 1 Alabama. Coach Tommy Tuberville believes his team will be spirited and well-prepared for the Saturday afternoon game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tusclaoosa, Ala. The Columbia Broadcasting System will be televising the game in color.