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Quarterback auditions set for Auburn scrimmage

Aug 17, 2013


Gus Malzahn will be bringing his players toether again for another scrimmage (Todd Van Emst photo)

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala.  Quarterback auditions will continue in Jordan-Hare Stadium today, weather permitting, in a scrimmage that may go a long way in determining a starter. 

Update: The scrimmage has indeed been moved to the indoor facility because of inclement weather.

The Tigers are officially on the clock. They open the season two weeks from today against Washington State at home. 

Auburn began the week  shaking up its quarterback race by moving Kiehl Frazier to safety, saying junior college transfer Nick Marshall and freshman Jeremy Johnson would be given the longest looks for the starting job and that Jonathan Wallace was not out of the running. 

Auburn hasn't released an official depth chart, or even an unofficial one, but there's still competition for starting jobs among the veteran defensive linemen, perhaps a spot along the offensive line, at safety and in a receiver corps that may find players lining up wide or in the slot or both. 

Auburn needs a speed-sweep runner to replace Onterio McCalebb and needs to find a balance for tailbacks Tre Mason and Cameron Artis-Payne.

Gus Malzahn has conducted the vast majority of his practices behind closed doors, and that will continue today, though a select group of outsiders has been invited to attend. Malzahn has not hesitated to move his practices inside, even on nice days, to keep things under wraps. He woke up Saturday morning to overcast skies, leaving the door open for moving the scrimmage to the indoor facility.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter: 



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