Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Personnel decisions may hinge on Auburn scrimmage

AUBURN – Auburn holds its first scrimmage of fall camp today, and coach Gene Chizik said it will prove critical in the Tigers’ upcoming personnel decisions.

“What we’d like to do is have a scrimmage that’s long enough and covers enough range of things within the scrimmage, meaning situationally, that we can go back and try to narrow who are our top two to three players are at each position,” Chizik said Tuesday. “Because the name of the game at this point, after a week of practice, is to try and zero in on the guys you really believe can help you. That’s what that will be. It will be a huge evaluation. Our first big evaluation.”

That evaluation includes the quarterbacks, where the Tigers have a three-way battle ongoing between redshirt junior Barrett Trotter, redshirt sophomore Clint Moseley and freshman Kiehl Frazier.

Trotter and Moseley battled on even terms throughout the spring. Frazier joined the fray in the fall.

“We're all still alive,” Trotter said, when asked how the quarterbacks are doing. “We're doing well. We've got a long way to go still, all of us do. We're making strides every day. We're trying to learn everything we need to do. It's going well.”


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