QB Jarrett Stidham on Auburn's offense: 'I'm doing what I'm told to do'
Auburn jumped out to an early 20-0 lead over LSU on Saturday afternoon, but after that, things went disastrously wrong for coach Gus Malzahn’s squad.
LSU climbed all the way back to earn a 27-23 victory as Auburn was held scoreless after halftime.
A big part of Auburn’s struggles was unimaginative play calling from OC Chip Lindsey, who ran 17 straight times on first downs in the second half.
However, according to QB Jarrett Stidham, he doesn’t have the ability to change plays at the line of scrimmage yet, so he simply runs whatever Lindsey calls:
Stidham on if he can change the play calls: "That's something to talk about with Coach Lindsey. I'm doing what I'm told to do." #MGMAuburn
— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) October 15, 2017
Considering how well Stidham has played this year, perhaps it’s time for Lindsey to loosen the reins and allow his quarterback to have more freedom.
After all, whatever Lindsey was calling in the second half of Saturday’s game clearly wasn’t working, and it cost the Tigers dearly.