Before the season, the Auburn coaching staff probably didn’t expect to be fielding questions about Jeremy Johnson’s status as the starting quarterback in Week 3.
Johnson threw his SEC-leading sixth interception of the season in Auburn’s blowout loss to LSU on Saturday, but it looks like his starting job is safe for the time being.
“Yeah he’s our starter right now,” Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said on Sunday night, according to Al.com’s Brandon Marcello.
Johnson will likely start, but Lashlee did add that the coaching staff would still be evaluating all positions following their first loss of the season.
Lashlee also denied the report that there was a dispute between himself and Johnson during the game about the quarterback wearing a glove on his throwing hand.
There does not appear to be a legitimate threat to Johnson’s starting position. His backup, Sean White, has no game experience.
If Auburn wants to bounce back, it will have to be on the shoulders of Johnson.