Tigers Continue to Workout in Preparation of Auburn
BATON ROUGE — Nick Saban changed up LSU’s practice routine on Wednesday as the team went indoors to get out of the heat as the Tigers continued to prepare for Saturday’s Southeastern Conference Western Division showdown with 17th-ranked Auburn.
Kickoff for Saturday’s contest is set for 6:45 p.m. and the game will be televised to a national audience by ESPN. LSU enters the contest ranked No. 9 in the nation and stands at 6-1 overall and 3-1 in league play. Auburn has won five straight after opening its season with back-to-back losses. Auburn enters the game with a 5-2 overall mark and a 4-0 league record.
LSU fans are reminded to wear gold on Saturday, as the theme for the game is “Shake, Rattle and Gold”. Official gameday t-shirts are on sale in the Baton Rouge area for $15.
Saban said the high temperatures in Baton Rouge this week was the main reason LSU went indoors for Wednesday’s workout.
“Yesterday (Tuesday), we had a couple of guys who had problems because this is as hot as it has been for a while and it was actually a little hotter today than it was yesterday,” Saban said. “We had a couple of guys that needed IV’s after practice on Tuesday, which is unusual for this time of the year.
“We had a couple of other guys that really got wore out during practice. It really has not been this hot for a while and (trainer) Jack (Marucci) felt like it was going to be hotter today. We had the choice to make and that was to cut down the work we did and stay outside or go inside and cool it off and try to get it done. So we went inside.”
Saban said running back Shyrone Carey (sprained MCL) practiced on Wednesday, but he’s still not sure about his status for Saturday’s game.
“Shyrone was a lot better today and did a lot more today,” Saban said. “But, I can’t answer whether or not he will play on Saturday right now.”
The Tigers will practice again in shorts and shoulder pads on Thursday before holding a walk-thru in Tiger Stadium on Friday afternoon.