Gus Malzahn sticking with Jeremy Johnson as starter

The Auburn Tigers suffered a serious scare on Saturday, when the Jacksonville State Gamecocks came into Jordan-Hare Stadium and forced Gus Malzahn’s team to overtime.

Eventually, Auburn was able to earn the big win, but the lackluster performance led to plenty of questions about starting quarterback Jeremy Johnson.

Malzahn was asked whether he would consider replacing Johnson with backup quarterback Sean White, and he was very clear on the fact that he will be sticking with Johnson for the foreseeable future.

“No. Jeremy Johnson is our quarterback,” Malzahn said, via the Montgomery Adviser.

“At the end of the day, he made the plays to help us win. I’ve got to put him [in a] better position to be successful and we’ll do that.”

The good news for Auburn is that they have found a way to win their first two games of the season — over Louisville and Jacksonville State. As long as they are able to work out any kinks before conference play begins and if Johnson can turn things around, the Tigers will be just fine and will likely be major players in the SEC.

However, they will need to get their act together very quickly.

Auburn returns to the field this weekend for a big matchup against the No. 13 LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

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