Gus Malzahn Discussing First Scrimmage of Fall Camp – Corrected
“Our number-one defense had a very good day today.”
The first Fall scrimmage is in the books! Hear what Gus Malzahn had to say about what he saw.
There’s a lot of “coach speak” here. It’s still premature to speculate on who this coaching staff is leaning towards as far as starting quarterbacks go. The fact that Gus opened with praising the defense leads me to believe that Stidham, White, or Willis may have struggled. Or, at least were not exceptional in any way. This early, however, that’s not a huge concern. In fact, it would likely be more puzzling if Malzahn came out and praised any individual or all of the quarterbacks of the group.
It appears Jarrett Stidham threw two interceptions, including a pick 6 to Jamel Dean. T.D. Moultry was held out of the scrimmage for what Malzahn described as a “minor” injury. Eli Stove appeared to be moving gingerly due an apparent hamstring issue. More will be added later this afternoon.
From reading across various platforms, it appears that Stidham looked a little uncomfortable in today’s scrimmage. It’s being said that the players are equally confident in White and Stidham alike.
Update #3: Gus also mentioned a heavy rotation of offensive linemen today. I would expect more and more of that until a particular group is able to mesh well together. Offensive line’s are one of the most difficult components a football team has to develop. They serve as the foundation for any potential success. The good news is that Auburn has a lot of talent to move around until the most effective combination can be identified. I expect this position to be a significant strength this season.
Update #4: As has been reported by many other Auburn outlets already, it was actually Sean White who threw two interceptions in yesterday’s scrimmage. I stand corrected, and the Auburn Family can breathe a sigh of relief.