Sean White, the redshirt freshman, was named as Auburn’s new starting quarterback on Tuesday. White replaces junior Jeremy Johnson, who has struggled in the first three games of Auburn’s 2015 season. Johnson has completed over 50% of his passes, but only for 473 yards; five touchdowns and six interceptions.
“Any time you make a change at quarterback it is not any easy decision,” Coach Gus Malzahn told the media on Tuesday. “We feel like he (White) needs a shot and we have confidence in him.”
White, a 6’0, 200 lbs, is a former standout quarterback from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School. He was the 2014 MVP of the Under Armour All- American Game after his senior season. ESPN Recruiting Nation senior analyst, Tom Luginbill, said “White created his own recruitment, plays with a “chip” on his shoulder, and an accurate passer”. “He (White) is smart and will be ready to play”, said Luginbill on the Paul Finebaum radio show on Tuesday.
White has not taken any collegiate snaps at Auburn; so it will be interesting to see how he responds in a very pivotal game for Auburn on Saturday night against, SEC West foe, Mississippi State. We know that practice reps can be very different from live game experience, especially in a game that your team needs to win.
The decision has been made and Sean White, the redshirt freshman, is the “Next Man Up” to get this Auburn’s offense back on the right track.