During the weekly press conference, a writer actually asked Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville this question: "Do you think the team is nervous about going into an atmosphere at Vanderbilt where they are so successful?"
Um, define successful.
In the past 10 years, Vanderbilt has won five SEC home games. But those victories include two against Ole Miss and one each over Kentucky, Mississippi State and South Carolina. The Commodores haven't beaten Auburn since 1955, and they haven't beaten Auburn in Nashville since 1950.
Not exactly successful. Not exactly something that strikes fear in the hearts of an Auburn team that routinely wins in the Swamp and on the Bayou.
Here's what Tuberville said:
"Our guys thrive on that. You have got to learn to play on the road and enjoy going into a stadium where you don't have a lot of people there rooting for you. We didn't play great at Mississippi State but we found a way to win. When you go on the road, you've got to have a good defense. You can't go in with a great offense and an average defense. That is where you are susceptible but you've got to play good defense. We've have success on the road and always look forward to the challenge. I think this is even inspiring our guys. This is going to be a great opportunity to go in on national television, GameDay, ranked team and undefeated. They had a week off and are going to see if we can go prove something. We might not be able to. They might be a lot better than us, but you never know until you play."