ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit answered a number of questions via Twitter on Sunday, and one of them involved his take on the Auburn Tigers’ quarterback situation and projected win total.
@KirkHerbstreit hey Herbie….what's ur opinion on Auburn? A lot of ???? plus Robinson getting kicked off.
— Mark Rader (@parrotheadtige1) August 7, 2016
And play Clemson, A&M, LSU in 1st 4 weeks-They need Franklin to be the guy (playmaker at QB). 8 wins would be huge! https://t.co/OhDNBJESA6
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 7, 2016
So in one fell swoop, Herbstreit named a starter (John Franklin III) but did not see the Tigers in double-digit win-land. However, SEC Country’s Lauren Shute projects Sean White will be the team’s starter in the opener vs. Clemson. Jeremy Johnson is also involved in the three-player competition.
The Tigers have less than a month to sort it out, and a full season to chase as many victories as they can.