AUBURN, Ala. After having a chance to watch the film of Saturdays scrimmage, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn couldnt find any specific areas to nitpick.
Chalk it up to solid execution by the Tigers returnees.
The expectations obviously are a lot higher. Your first scrimmage you're always checking maximum effort, just so everybody's on the same page, he said following Tuesday's practice. I thought for the most part a lot of the older guys understood that. It was good for the younger guys to see what that expectation is.
According to Malzahn, the team had three groups that constantly rotated, with some players receiving multiple reps with multiple groups. It was a successful opening scrimmage from the standpoint of gleaning more insight on Auburns less-experienced players.
We know a lot about the guys that played last year, but we're really looking at the new guys, guys that are young that have the possibility to help, Malzahn said. It gave us great information with all the guys that were in the scrimmage.
Of course, no position is more scrutinized than quarterback. In Malzahns estimation, all of the Tigers signal-callers did a solid job Saturday.
Any time you rotate three groups, it's hard on quarterbacks, he said. With that being said, I think (offensive coordinator) Coach (Rhett) Lashlee was pretty pleased with all of them that were out there.