Auburn was happy to have center Jason Bosley back at practice Tuesday after he missed time with a bad back, and offensive coordinator Tony Franklin said the quarterback race is too close to call.
The Tigers were also back in a most aggressive mood with another fight.
Offensive lineman Ryan Pugh and defensive end Antonio Coleman went at it this time until a variety of trainers and managers jumped in to break it up. An angry coach Tommy Tuberville, showing far more emotion than usual, sent everybody back to their respective corners and said it must stop. Nobody was hurt, and the assistant coaches yelled they were tried of the fighting, and in no uncertain terms.
``I think intelligence has to outweigh feistiness and aggressiveness,'' said defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads. ``Hot days like this, humid days like this, tired days like this, tempers will tend to flare. When you're a team and you bond as a team and you play as a team, that disappears as it wears out of the system. It won't be a problem.''
The Tigers have had several fights over the course of fall practice.
Is humidity or character? Hmmmm.....just seems like Tubbs is having to insert his foot in his mouth a lot lately.