Potential Auburn football QB1 Zach Calzada gave Tiger fans plenty to be excited about with an impressive post-route bomb down the right sidelines during a workout with Ray Isaac for his ‘Sniper School’ for quarterbacks.
Ray Isaac parlayed an FCS National Championship with Youngstown State into a brief stint with the Cleveland Thunderbolts of the Arena Football League. With the Penguins, he led the 1990 season’s only undefeated team in the country and amassed a 32-8 record with three consecutive playoff appearances during his time in Youngstown, Ohio.
Calzada was seen at the Auburn football practice facility launching an impressive deep ball Saturday, shuffling to his right and launching from where the passing pocket would be in a live game.
Here’s Ray Isaac Sniper School’s shared video of Calzada’s deep throw:
— Ray Isaac Sniper School (@RayIsaacSchool) July 2, 2022
Auburn football is likely starting Zach Calzada under center in 2022
T.J. Finley did nowhere near enough to silence Auburn football fans that don’t want to see a repeat of the Tigers’ final three games a season ago during A-Day. Robby Ashford was the one that stole the show, while Holden Geriner had a nice cameo at the end of the fourth quarter with a near-comeback for Team Auburn. Zach Calzada didn’t get a chance to play because of a shoulder injury suffered against, coincidentally, Auburn, last November in a 20-3 Texas A&M win for the Aggies at Kyle Field in College Station.
This summer has been crucial for his development since he’s expected to be the starter come September 3rd against Mercer due to both his scheme fit and a great personality fit according to On3’s Cole Pinkston.
Given that Calzada suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, his throwing motion wasn’t expected to be compromised. Still, seeing a potential starter throw such an accurate deep ball gives hope for those that grew restless of Finley’s under/overthrows last season, and even Bo Nix’s the season before that.