The Auburn football season began with the Tigers using a three-quarterback system, ultimately falling short to Clemson in the season-opener. After the failed experiment, head coach Gus Malzahn has decided to change things up.
On Tuesday, Malzahn addressed the media and announced the team will be moving forward with Sean White as the starting quarterback.
Former Florida State quarterback and EMCC transfer John Franklin III will serve as the primary backup.
"Sean White is our #1 quarterback and John Franklin III is #2… We can play with anybody in the country."
— Rick Karle WVTM 13 (@RickKarle) September 6, 2016
During the 19-13 loss to Clemson, Auburn played White, Franklin and Jeremy Johnson. White was by far the most successful signal-caller of the bunch.
White completed 10-of-21 passes for 140 yards and an interception. That leaves a lot to be desired, however, the other quarterbacks were much worse. Franklin completed just one pass for -3 yards, while Johnson was 4-of-6 for 38 yards and a pick.
Malzahn admitted his quarterback approach to the opener did not go as planned.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: "It wasn't successful like I thought it would be" on QB plan
— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) September 6, 2016
Moving forward, it will be interesting to see what the Tigers are able to do with cohesiveness under center.
Auburn looks to rebound in Week 2 when hosting Arkansas State.
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