Auburn has been reluctant to call Sean White the team’s permanent starting quarterback, but the job may be the freshman’s for good after his positive performance in Auburn’s 30-27 win over Kentucky.
“I think it’s safe to say (Sean White) will probably start the game Saturday,” Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee told reporters on Sunday night.
The coaching staff decided to open up competition at all positions coming off a bye week, including quarterback. The starting quarterback spot was a game-time decision going into last Thursday’s game with Kentucky.
White ended up starting for the third consecutive game and completed 63 percent of his passes for 255 yards. The Tigers were able to throw the ball downfield consistently, which had been a concern in previous weeks.
White is still searching for his first career touchdown pass , but he will get a favorable matchup against Arkansas Saturday. The Razorbacks have allowed an SEC-worst 258.3 passing yards per game.
Junior quarterback Jeremy Johnson, whom White replaced, may continue to play briefly in certain packages, but it appears that the Tigers are fully behind White.
“That guy (White) is only going to be better,”Auburn wide receiver Marcus Davis told reporters on Sunday.” I always knew he could play.”