Offense Lacks Consistency, Auburn Coach Says

Auburn offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler gives his take on Auburn's second football scrimmage of the spring.

Auburn, Ala.--Offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Scot Loeffler said he liked the effort he saw on his side of the football, but noted that there is still plenty of work needed on execution.

Loeffler made the comments on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium following Auburn's second major scrimmage of spring training. The Tigers will play their annual spring game on Saturday, April 14th at 2 p.m. CDT.

"We played really hard today," Loeffler said. "We just have some things we need to clean up. The little details is going to be our big emphasis. We need to improve."

The coach said the quarterback play is an example of what he is talking about. "We did some good things and some bad things," he said. "There are some things we definitely need to clean up in the next four days of spring practice. There are some things that we really, really did well and some things we have to definitely improve on.

"At times, we did a good job of handling the pressure up front with our offensive linemen and backs," the coach said. "The quarterbacks, at times, weaved their way through the progressions and found the open guys. At times we need to get a little better at all of that."

Loeffler added, "Obviously, we need to continue to work on running the football and keeping ourselves out of third and long. That is obviously going to be a huge emphasis staying on schedule so if we do that we will be fine."

In the first scrimmage returning starter Clint Moseley was held out of action due to a sore throwing shoulder. On Saturday the junior shared playing time with sophomore Kiehl Frazier and true freshman Zeke Pike.

"Clint was able to do everything," said Loeffler, who called the passing game inconsistent during Saturday's scrimmage. "He is back in the fold, which will be good for these next four days," the coach added.

Frazier, who is making a strong run at the starting job, was asked if he felt like he improved from scrimmage one to scrimmage two. "I don't know if I got better, but I am definitely more comfortable out there with the checks and reads," he said. "We still have a lot more to put in, but I am comfortable with what we are doing now."

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