AUBURN, Ala. — After the Tigers’ first scrimmage on Tuesday, senior WR Tony Stevens said the Auburn offense remained fluid despite the rotation of three competing quarterbacks, but the linebackers who have been opposing the trio feel differently.
Sophomore LB Darrell Williams recognizes the distinct strengths and weaknesses of Jeremy Johnson, Sean White, and John Franklin III. Williams said the team has varied opinions on who should win the starting job, but one characteristic matters most: accountability.
“We don’t care who it is,” Williams said. “One of y’all has to step up and be a man and take control of the team, because without a quarterback there is no team.”
Auburn has yet to announce a starting QB.
- According to LB Darrell Williams, Tre Williams dressed for practice Wednesday, but was limited after an ankle injury earlier in the week.
- Graduate transfer DB Marshall Taylor was not at practice
What we know
- John Franklin III executed one of the biggest plays in the first scrimmage. It involved a screen pass to WR Jason Smith. Smith guessed the play totaled about 50 yards.
- Smith, a junior, said the newcomers in the wide receiver group have made plays on the field and are learning the offense. Smith expects them to contribute immediately.
- Several young DBs have stood out to Smith in fall camp, including sophomore Carlton Davis and true freshmen Jamel Dean and Javaris Davis.
Quote of the day
“Well I think three years in the weight room and stuff, I’ve bulked up a little and got a little faster, so I’m trying to claim that I’m an athlete. But I don’t know if the coaches have bought it yet. So we’ll see. Maybe one day.” — Junior kicker Daniel Carlson on if he could execute during a trick play.