Ryan White served as Auburn's first-team holder for the last three seasons, but now the Tigers have to replace the quarterback-turned-secondary veteran. White's job as holder received the most attention last season, when he ran in a two-point conversion and threw for another in Malzahn's new "Batman" package.
Auburn would often take the field for conversions in a spread-out formation similar to the classic "Swinging Gate," look for any holes in the defense and then decide whether to go for two or shift into a traditional kick.
With Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson beating out Jonathan Wallace on the quarterback depth chart last season, the former starter could find a greater role in 2014 as Auburn's new "Batman." Wallace saw action in five games at quarterback last season in special packages, and he has the potential to show off his dual-threat ability on special teams this season. He served as White's unofficial backup at holder in 2013, learning the ins and outs of holding snaps for Cody Parkey and becoming a two-point conversion specialist.
Parkey spoke highly of Wallace during fall camp last season, telling AL.com's Brandon Marcello the Phenix City (Ala.) native was an important safety net for Auburn's special teams:
"He's got potential and that's the most important thing," Parkey said. "Ryan (White) has been doing it for three years for me. To have a solid guy behind him and watching him like Jonathan Wallace, who is willing to learn, is good. I would say he's doing well."
Justin Ferguson is Bleacher Report's lead Auburn writer. Follow him on Twitter @JFergusonAU. All quotes are obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted. All stats are taken from CFBStats.com.