April 5, 2013
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN -- The former offensive coordinator and now-head coach is true to his word when he says he spends his time at practice taking in the "big picture."
Auburn's Gus Malzahn spends no more time with the quarterbacks than any other position, at least he doesn't in the parts of practice open to the media this spring practice. Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee is charged with developing Kiehl Frazier and Jonathan Wallace. While Lashlee worked with them, Malzahn was with the offensive line, then the defense.
Did somebody say quarterbacks? Here is today's random short passes in one drill:
Frazier to Corey Grant
Wallace to Cameron Artis-Payne
Wallace to Grant
Frazier to Jaylon Denson
Wallace to Denson
Wallace to Payne
Frazier to Payne
Frazier to Coates
Wallace to Coates
Perhaps 500 coaches were at practice for Auburn's annual two-day high school clinic. They jammed the sidelines and watched individual drills.
The defense worked on interception returns and how the defense would lead the player with the ball down field. It was a refreshing concept, especially for a team that intercepted only two passes last year.
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