Bryan Harsin likes what he sees from Robby Ashford, who started the season as a backup, but has become a dynamic threat in the Auburn offense.

Harsin explained the development on the SEC coaches media teleconference.

“Robby has definitely improved. Depth, especially as the season goes on, becomes a factor,” Harsin said on the SEC coaches media teleconference. “You have to have all those guys prepared and ready. … I’ve seen him grow just in his ability to operate the offense and understand what we’re trying to do. … There are still plenty of things to work on from what we’re doing offensively to how we’re executing it, but he’s working hard on it.”

Ashford this week is getting set for his third straight start this season, but his first away from Jordan-Hare Stadium. This time the task is to go into Sanford Stadium and upset the No. 2 Bulldogs.

While Ashford has appeared in all 5 games, last week against LSU was his best.

He completed 19-of-38 passes for a career-high 337 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 53-yard touchdown to Ja’Varrius Johnson. But Ashford also threw an interception on Auburn’s final offensive snap, and fumbled 4 times, losing one of them.