Tiger RB’s get plenty of touches in Saturday scrimmage

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) — Gus Malzahn said Saturday’s scrimmage in Jordan-Hare Stadium was designed to develop depth, so he turned to running backs Kamryn Pettway, Kam Martin and Malik Miller to do it.

Those three got a lot of work in Auburn offense in a practice watched by donors and former players.

With running back Kerryon Johnson watching, Pettway got the majority of the carries with the first-team offense, Malzahn said.

“I thought he did some good things, broke a few tackles and just got used to the protection and everything that goes with that,” Malzahn said. “Kameron Martin and Malik Miller got a lot of carries with the Blue (second team). We’re just trying to develop that depth. That was pretty much the plan going in.”

Malzahn said the quarterback race will continue, adding he won’t name a starter, for sure, Sunday or Monda. Saturday was another day for Sean White and John Franklin III to perform in the stadium. Jeremy Johnson watched, but Malzahn said “don’t read anything in-between that.”

“It wasn’t anything that was major.”

And so it was that Sean White and John Franklin III took all the snaps that mattered.

“We’re not ready to name a starter right now. That’s not bad thing,” Malzahn said. “The last two-a-day will be on Monday and then we’ll start school. Maybe we’ll know more by the time we start school, but as of today or tomorrow, there won’t be any calls on the quarterback.”

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