Spring Football Games: Auburn’s Quarterback Battle

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    April 19, 2015

    Spring Quarterback Battles
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    The main focus coming out of the spring game was the offense as a whole that struggled a bit – at least by Auburn’s standards – to score big, but Jeremy Johnson looked just good enough to keep progressing.

    Nick Marshall was a great all-around playmaker and a nice passer with elite talent at wide receiver in Sammie Coates and D’haquille Williams to throw to, and now Jeremy Johnson gets his shot to work with Williams.

    Everyone has to get on the same page with Johnson missing on a few chances on the way to a 14-of-22, 252-yard day, but he came up with a few nice deep plays finding Williams for a 36-yard touchdown and Myron Burton for a 43-yarder. He still needs to be more consistent, and he’s nowhere near the runner Marshall was, but at 6-5 and 229 pounds with a big arm and excellent mobility, the expectations are through the roof.

    Johnson is going to be the main man – even if it’s not official yet – but Sean White is providing a push. The 6-2, 200-pound redshirt freshman can run a little bit, but his game is all about pinpoint accuracy completing 15-of-19 passes for 109 yards. While he didn’t try to make many big plays, he has the arm to stretch the field.

    He just doesn’t have quite enough to shove Johnson aside quite yet.

    The pecking order as of the immediate moment: 1) Jeremy Johnson, 2) Sean White, 3) Tyler Queen

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