AU preparing for 1st scrimmage with open spots

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers are hoping their first scrimmage will help settle some spots on the depth chart.

Coach Gene Chizik says the Tigers' scrimmage Wednesday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium will provide "our first big evaluation with live tackling for everybody."

Quarterback Barrett Trotter says the scrimmage is important but doesn't think "it's going to be anything too crazy as far as how much it matters." Trotter's still battling Clint Moseley and freshman Kiehl Frazier.

Chizik wasn't happy with the focus in Tuesday morning's practice. He says there are not enough leaders right now to help their teammates fight through two-a-days.

Cornerback T'Sharvan Bell says some players are trying to hold back for the evening practice. He says he tells the younger players to keep working, "don't just try to survive."

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