Auburn held its first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday.
Neither of Auburn’s first two scrimmages of the spring are open to the public or the media — obviously, the third, on A-Day, is the exception — but after talking to the Tigers’ coaches and players, we were able to glean some information on the events of the day.
- Kiehl Frazier hit on two deep throws, one to Emory Blake and the other to Travante Stallworth. On the play to Stallworth, Frazier said the defense bit on the fake and allowed Stallworth to get behind the defense. According to a tweet from Frazier’s dad, the play covered 60 yards.
- Frazier’s throw to Blake came at the expense of safety Erique Florence, who said his eyes weren’t in the right place and let Blake get deep.
- Clint Moseley didn’t participate in the scrimmage at all to protect his injured right shoulder. Moseley said he can’t cut loose with it.
- Greg Robinson didn’t play in the scrimmage, either. In his place, early enrollee Patrick Miller and Chad Slade took almost all the snaps at tackle.
- Sammie Coates took a 10-yard throw from Frazier and turned it into a big gain by weaving his way through the defense for a big gain, although he didn’t get into the end zone.
- Corey Grant impressed several defensive players with his speed. On one play, Grant hit the hole, cut back and blasted into the secondary for a 35-40 yard gain before Jonathan Mincy caught him on the angle.
- Kris Frost had a solid scrimmage, making several tackles and stripped a running back at one point to force a fumble the defense recovered.
- Robenson Therezie picked off a pass on a tipped ball into the secondary. Therezie had missed practice Wednesday, but he’s been back the last couple of days.
- Redshirt freshman defensive end Keymiya Harrell impressed Brian VanGorder by playing fast on defense.
- Jawara White made some impressive plays at middle linebacker, according to VanGorder.