True freshman quarterbacks have been all the rage in the SEC this season, and Auburn’s Woody Barrett may want in on the fun.
From Georgia’s Jacob Eason to South Carolina’s Jake Bentley, the move to an unproven youngster has proven to be a smart strategy for some teams. And the performance of Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson in his first career start on Saturday only further enhanced the youth movement narrative.
Could Auburn the next SEC team considering a freshman at the quarterback position?
The Tigers suffered a 13-7 loss to Georgia at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, and had trouble generating any offense under the guidance of Sean White at quarterback.
On Sunday, Barrett posted the following message to his Twitter account:
The message has since been deleted, leaving Auburn fans speculating what it could have meant.
“Now it’s my time” had some believing that Barrett might be in line to see an opportunity to play quarterback for the Tigers in the season’s closing weeks. However, it’s important to note that college kids tweet things all the time, and sometimes they mean nothing close to what fans interpret them to mean.
Still yet, this is likely to entice the media to ask Tigers offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and coach Gus Malzahn about the possibility in the coming days.
Barrett was a 4-star QB in the 2016 signing class, rated as the nation’s No. 6 dual-threat quarterback, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.