Following Saturday’s 60-play controlled scrimmage, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told the media he was pleased with the Tigers’ energy level and said his team’s second scrimmage of the spring went better than the first.

“Overall, I like our attitude, our intensity and our energy,” Malzahn said. “Our guys acted like they wanted to be coached. They were flying around. We just have to work on being more consistent. We were letting everybody play like we did last scrimmage. Obviously, our expectations are high for the guys who are returning.”

The Tigers’ focus was primarily on the running game, specifically red zone packages and third-down situations. Malzahn mentioned that Jovon Robinson and Roc Thomas, two players battling for the lion’s share of carries, each scored touchdowns during what was a much-improved effort on the ground.

First-team quarterback Jeremy Johnson did well during a two-minute situation according to Malzahn.

“He’s had a solid week,” Malzahn said. “The offense was a little better today in the red zone, compared to last week. Our standard is extremely high. It was better, but at the end of spring we’l be able to see everything and judge as far as that goes.”

Linebacker Tre Williams recorded an interception.

“It was a pretty even scrimmage if you look at everything,” Malzahn said. “We ran the ball more than we through it from an offensive standpoint. We tried to run it downhill and tried to stop it.”

Defensive end Carl Lawson and offensive lineman Alex Kozan, both returning from injury, each played during the situational portion of practice, but did not participate in the 60-play scrimmage.

Auburn’s A-Day is scheduled for next Saturday. The Tigers are expected to release a two-deep depth chart before the game.