Kirk Herbstreit weighs in on Auburn QB situation, season win total
ESPN College GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit spent part of his Sunday on Twitter taking questions from fans about the upcoming season.
When one fan asked about Auburn, Herbstreit offered his opinion on which quarterback should lead the offense and what would constitute a good season for the Tigers.
And play Clemson, A&M, LSU in 1st 4 weeks-They need Franklin to be the guy (playmaker at QB). 8 wins would be huge! https://t.co/OhDNBJESA6
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 7, 2016
AU coach Gus Malzahn has yet to name his first-team signal-caller as Franklin is in a three-way battle for the starting job with Jeremy Johnson and Sean White. Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee discussed the state of the competition with the media on Saturday.
Lashlee recognizes that Herbstreit isn’t alone in expecting Franklin to be the starter:
Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee: "I just hop everyone is fair to (John Franklin III) with expectations. #MGMAuburn
— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 6, 2016
As far as eight wins being “huge,” that number would exceed Saturday Down South senior writer John Crist’s projection in his game-by-game prediction for the Tigers this fall. In May, the South Point Casino in Las Vegas set the over/under for Auburn’s win total in 2016 at 6.5 games.