The Auburn Tigers held their first scrimmage of the fall Monday and the plan was to run “a lot” of plays. The scrimmage provides Auburn the first chance to put its biggest camp position battles — quarterback, third running back, offensive line, defensive line, secondary depth and punter among them — through real game situations.
It gives the Tigers’ newcomers a chance to prove their worth as potential contributors in their debut seasons. Running back Devan Barrett, wide receiver Noah Igbinoghene, left tackle Calvin Ashley are some of the true freshmen who have been talked about this fall and have a chance to help themselves
One thing you should not expect, is for Auburn to come out of the first scrimmage with a decision made about who will be the starting quarterback. Malzahn has pointed to the two-week mark of camp, which would be a week from today.
Malzahn said quarterbacks have thrown the ball probably even more than in years past and thinks all their arms are holding up. He feels all three can run the offense.