Auburn, Ala. — After a two-day break, Auburn returned to football practice Thursday with the Clemson game 16 days away.
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee met with reporters following practice with the quarterback competition still undecided. The quarterback will likely be the main focus for coaches until a final decision is made.
Here’s what Lashlee said:
- First things first: No decision. “When we’re ready, when we decide,” Lashlee said. All three quarterbacks still in discussion.
- Lashlee said it’s a “little early” for Woody Barrett to be involved in the competition. Calls him “far behind those guys,” but hasn’t made a decision yet on redshirting the freshman.
- Lashlee “hadn’t really thought about” the potential of redshirting Jeremy Johnson if he isn’t giving the starting job but says it’s an option.
- On shuffling OL reps: “At this time of year, you’re always making contingency plans.”
- Tony Stevens wasn’t back practicing yet, but should be OK soon.
- Kyle Davis was back at practice Thursday: “He’s out there getting some limited work too. They’re telling us by Sunday or Monday that he could be a full go.”
- Lashlee said the freshmen receivers have “all made plays” and said they are “physically ready.”
- On Chandler Cox: “He’s a stud, by his actions and energy. That’s who the kid is.”
- Chemistry has “been good” despite no QB decision, Lashlee said. How that factors into wins and losses? “That’s still unknown.”
- “There’s still urgency because on Sept. 3, we’ve got one of the best teams in the country.”
- Lashlee said all the three quarterbacks are “close,” which should he expects to help when an eventual decision is made.