Tonight in his press conference, Gus Malzahn ended the speculation that has been running rampant for the last few weeks since Fall Camp began. He named Sean White the starting QB for the opener against Clemson.
It's been a protracted battle, as with each passing week the speculation that John Franklin III was creeping up in the race. There have been times that Jeremy Johnson was said to be performing well, too. Still, most of the tea leaves were reading White for the majority of Spring and Fall Camp.
Gus: "We've got three guys who can run our offense, but Sean will be the first one out there."— Sam Butler (@_sam_butler) August 25, 2016
Malzahn on QB Sean White: "He battled through some injuries last year...I think he's improved in all areas." #MGMAuburn— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 25, 2016
Malzahn on QB Sean White winning the QB job: "It was a close race. More importantly, his teammates have confidence in him." #MGMAuburn— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 25, 2016
We'll have more on this before long and what the offense will look like with White as the starter.
Oh, and Kevin Phillips was named the starting punter. That happened, too. More on that tomorrow!