Auburn football fans have been joined by Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara in wanting to see what Robby Ashford could do if given the chance to start for the Tigers during the upcoming 2022 season.
A-Day was Ashford’s coming out party of sorts, completing 12 of his 16 passes and looking impressive avoiding pressure with his athleticism in the pocket and finding mobile targets in the passing game while scrambling out of it.
O’Gara, like Fly War Eagle, believes that the ceiling is highest for Auburn football with the Hoover product under center.
He went as far as to say that if Auburn goes on a classical run on the Plains in 2022, Ashford could be the impetus for why:
"Sure, maybe Harsin went out and landed Calzada after Ashford’s commitment because he didn’t know what to expect from the former Oregon signal-caller. It was low risk because Ashford still has 4 years of eligibility left. Some, myself included, considered him more of a project and that the starting job would be decided by 2 guys who started significant games in the SEC already.Maybe that’ll ultimately be the case. But Ashford’s intrigue level reached new heights following his spring game showing.And if Auburn is somehow gonna have one of “those” years, there’s a world in which Ashford is the driving force behind it."
A quick note: Ashford actually committed to the program about a week and a half after Zach Calzada did this January. Both likely joined Auburn football in part because of Austin Davis, but the former Seattle Seahawks QB coach never ended up becoming the Tigers’ OC, as planned.
Robby Ashford has successfully put his name into the conversation for Auburn football QB1.
As far as successful spring games go this year, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a QB across the nation that will have improved their stock like Robby Ashford just did.
Ashford deserves QB1 consideration, and is already building his case to start under center against Mercer on September 3rd. The QB battle truly begins when Zach Calzada comes back, but Ashford has firmly planted his flag among the four QB options.