Auburn Football: Jarrett Stidham Named Starting Quarterback

The Auburn football team has officially announced its starting quarterback for the 2017 season.

After the team’s second scrimmage and reports that Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham was separating himself from the competition, Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn informed his players on Monday that Stidham would enter the season atop the team’s depth chart.

Stidham was battling Sean White and Malik Willis for the starting gig.

Auburn’s official Twitter account tweeted out the news, along with Malzahn who shared a brief message of his own.

Auburn has named @Jarrett_Stidham starting quarterback of the Tigers.#WarEagle | #OurTime pic.twitter.com/WajCrFFOkb

— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) August 14, 2017

Just told team @Jarrett_Stidham will be the starting QB. The team is excited for Jarrett and ready for the season!#WarEagle | #OurTime

— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) August 14, 2017

During his one season at Baylor, Stidham threw for 1,265 yards, 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions.

Auburn kicks off its 2017 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 2 against Georgia Southern at Jordan-Hare.

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