AUBURN - With the season-opener against Clemson 17 days away, Auburn coach Gene Chizik said after Wednesday's scrimmage that the time for decisions is near.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik says there is a sense of urgency.
"That's something that has to happen as we evaluate that moving forward," Chizik said. "In a blink, it's going to be two weeks away. There's a sense of urgency there."
There might have been hints in Saturday's scrimmage of who will start on Sept. 1 at Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
Frazier took all the first-team snaps until situational work late in the scrimmage. Freshman Jonathan Wallace took the second-team snaps.
"We had our moments," Chizik said. "There were some good things we did. It's too sporadic. In some cases, we were really on target, commanding the huddle, managing the offense. At other times we weren't as sharp. We'll know more when we watch the tape tonight. Overall, inconsistency is something we have to address."
The starting offensive line consisted of redshirt freshman Greg Robinson at left tackle, senior John Sullen at left guard, sophomore Reese Dismukes at center, true freshman Alex Kozan at right guard and sophomore Chad Slade at right tackle.
"Those guys are a work in progress because you are looking at a lot of guys that haven't played before," Chizik said. "We have to settle in on our top five and settle in our top eight. That's a priority here in the next three or four days."
Numerous players sat out the scrimmage with nagging injuries, including running backs Tre Mason and Mike Blakely, cornerback Chris Davis and safety Erique Florence. Cornerback Robenson Therezie, who missed Wednesday's scrimmage, returned.
The scrimmage was the second practice of the day and marked the unofficial end of camp. Classes start Thursday.
"I thought we got a lot accomplished," Chizik said. "Slowly but surely we are cutting down on mistakes in some areas. ... It was a valuable scrimmage."
Chizik said he wasn't certain when or if the Tigers will scrimmage again. He said it would depend on injuries. If they do scrimmage again, he said, it could be for younger players.