Todd Moves the Tigers in Second Scrimmage

Quarterback Chris Todd finally got a chance to show what he could do in a game situation for the Auburn offense.

Auburn, Ala.--After missing the opening scrimmage of spring training with a sore shoulder, Chris Todd's performance was one of the highlights of Auburn's second scrimmage of the spring.

The junior college transfer, who just joined the Auburn team in January, completed 18 of 24 passes for 176 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. At least two of his passes were balls that should have been caught by sophomore tight end Brent Slusher.

"There were still some things I need to get better at, especially my first scrimmage going full go," Todd tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I was still a little antsy on some things and I need to improve my arm strength. I do think it went pretty well for my first scrimmage, but there are a lot of things I need to work on."

His position coach, Tony Franklin, notes that Todd's arm strength is not close to normal as he continues to rehab from a sore shoulder, but says he saw signs of leadership from the newcomer.

"I can still tell after a little while my (arm strength) starts to drop off," Todd says. "It is getting closer to full speed and it feels a lot better."

Todd spread the football around to his wideouts, tight ends and running backs and looked comfortable running Franklin's spread system, which he did in high school.

"It was great to get back out there," he says. "Obviously, not being able to do anything was painful."

Commenting on at the overall play of the offense, the junior quarterback says, "I think there are a lot of things we are doing well. People are picking things up, but we are still putting new things in.

"I know there are lot of things we need to improve on and I know that is the case for me personally," he adds. "I think everybody looked pretty good out there today, but we are still in the spring so we have a long way to go."


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