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Scrimmage still leaves questions at QB for Auburn

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The quarterbacks were the ones supposed to shine during Auburn's first full scrimmage on Wednesday, but the defense was the unit that stole the show.

The four players vying for the starting quarterback job threw three interceptions combined, including one returned 70 yards for a touchdown by linebacker Jake Holland, according to players.

All this while the signal callers were "live," meaning they could be tackled. Defensive back Jermaine Whitehead called it a "dream come true."

"I think they played like it was a regular game," he said. "That brought our intensity up. Watching those guys embrace the fact that they were live today was pretty good."

Gus Malzahn has said he hopes to have a two-deep finalized "sooner rather than later"—including at quarterback—but conceded it may not happen after reviewing the film of Wednesday's scrimmage.

"Every quarterback got a chance to run," Malzahn said. "Some of them dropped back to pass. [We] got a chance to see how they handled the pocket, and some of them took off running and some of them reacted differently, so it was good for us to see that."

Auburn will have their first two-a-day on Thursday.

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