This spring, you can’t talk about Auburn football without talking about the battle at quarterback.
The four-way battle is between Bo Nix, Malik Willis, Joey Gatewood and Cord Sandberg, all of whom saw action in Saturday’s spring game for the Tigers.
Understandably, after the game, coach Gus Malzahn was asked about some of the quarterbacks. Here’s everything he had to say about the battle as Auburn’s spring session comes to a close:
On the rotation on Saturday and overall this spring:
“As far as the game goes, probably the positive was I think all four quarterbacks made some explosive plays. I thought that was good. We had a couple of touchdowns to go with it. Overall, that was practice 15. I feel really good about what we’ve accomplished during that time. We went into this game with a plan for the quarterbacks to play like it was. All of them did some good things. What we’ll do next week is we’ll be able to assess the 15 days of practice as a whole and we’ll look at it from there and hopefully we’ll get some kind of order with our quarterbacks after spring.”
On Bo Nix:
“He has improved a lot but that’s to be expected. He’s a true freshman who still should be in high school. It’s been good for him to get used to the speed and difference in play from high school to college.”
On Joey Gatewood:
“He’s a different quarterback than he was last year. He has a lot more confidence and is really focused and has been desperate to win the quarterback job. He’s had a really good spring, and he made some explosive plays today. When you let him go live, he looks a little bit different, too.”