Auburn Holds First Scrimmage

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers tried to get physical during their first scrimmage of the spring.

Even the quarterbacks were fair game during some of the 90 plays Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Coach Gene Chizik said the emphasis was on running the football and being very physical. He said about two-thirds of the offensive plays were runs.

Chizik said quarterbacks Kodi Burns, Neil Caudle and Barrett Trotter received pretty much equal snaps and that there isn't much separation among the three contenders for the starting job. All three got time in live action, where defenders were allowed to hit the passers.

Quarterbacks are usually off-limits in practice. The scrimmage was closed to the public and media. No statistics were released.