Auburn might use 2 QBs in Iron Bowl
Who will play quarterback for Auburn in next Saturday’s Iron Bowl? The starter who’s coming back from injury or the QB who just led the Tigers to a 56-34 victory?
How about both of them?
Auburn could play both Sean White and Jeremy Johnson at quarterback next weekend against No. 2 Alabama, according to al.com.
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White has missed the Tigers’ last three games with a knee injury, but is expected to be ready to play on Saturday. He has started four games for Auburn, and thrown for 1,064 yards and a touchdown.
Johnson has started the last three games in White’s place. His stats have not been spectacular (he hasn’t thrown for over 163 yards in any of those games), but he’s only turned the ball over once.
“You know, he’s getting better,” offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said about Johnson. “I like where he’s at. I think Sean’s getting healthier. We know we’re probably going to need both those guys. That’s something that coach (Gus Malzahn) will probably address more on Tuesday.”
Johnson is a dual threat quarterback, while White is more of a pocket passer.
Lashlee would not say who the starter will be.
Auburn’s offensive strength this year has been its running game. Peyton Barber has rushed for 947 yards and 13 touchdowns, while Jovon Robinson has gained 462 yards and is averaging over six yards per carry.
Auburn (6-5) will host Alabama (10-1) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be shown on CBS.