December 6, 2009

Players excited about Outback Bowl

To say Auburn's players are excited about playing Northwestern in the Outback Bowl may be a bit of an understatement.

The announcement by Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs and head coach Gene Chizik during a team meeting kicked off celebration that was more akin to scoring a touchdown at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

"When Coach Chizik and Mr. Jacobs told us in the team meeting, we just erupted," senior tight end Tommy Trott said. "It was a total surprise.

"Everyone is fired up about playing in Tampa. Auburn has a great alumni base there and we are very excited to get the chance to play in front of them."

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