April 6, 2013

Offense steps up during Saturday scrimmage


AUBURN | Auburn had its first full scrimmage Saturday, and while the recent stories and allegations made regarding the football program, head coach Gus Malzahn and insist they're not distracted.


"Administration has already talked about that and we're moving forward and we're concentrating on finishing the second part of spring," Malzahn said.


Anybody distracted?


"Nobody."


As far as the scrimmage goes, Malzahn said it was a good one.


"Had about a 112-play scrimmage. Our goal was about 100 coming in. We ran the football a little bit more than we threw it. Tried to get our guys into some different situations as far as seeing how they reacted, field position, down and distance.


Malzahn was pleased with the play of Kiehl Frazier and Jonathan Wallace, but said the scrimmage setting isn't the best place to showcase the quarterbacks.


"Both quarterbacks got a chance to throw the ball, I believe, more than 20 times. We wanted to see how they react. We're evaluating them. I'm going to say this again: When you play quarterback and you are mixing and matching other personnel and the guys aren't exactly in the right spot, it is really hard to look good in a scrimmage until you start settling in with specific personnel."



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