Auburn football: Zach Calzada’s QB coach praises his football IQ and mental toughness

Auburn football potential QB1 Zach Calzada Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Auburn football potential QB1 Zach Calzada Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports /

One of the most intriguing offseason storylines about the Auburn football team revolves around the Tigers’ quarterback room, which looks glaringly different from last season’s QB corps. Following the departure of Bo Nix to Oregon, Auburn was left with TJ Finley and Dematrius Davis with incoming freshman Holden Geriner on the way.

Unsurprisingly, the coaching staff quickly combed the NCAA transfer portal, and brought in two additional transfer quarterbacks: Robby Ashford from Oregon and Zach Calzada from Texas A&M. After playing the role of QB1 in College Station, many fans thought Calzada was set in stone to earn the starting position for the Tigers.

Auburn football’s coaching staff has been conducting a quarterback competition since before the spring A-Day game, and have not yet named an official starter. With Dematrius Davis entering the portal and committing to ASU, four QBs are still competing for playing time.

Still, the most likely starter once September rolls around is Zach Calzada. He has been putting in the work lately as seen in Twitter posts made by his quarterback coach, Ray Isaac. When asked what Auburn football fans should be excited about regarding Calzada’s game, Isaac had a lot to say about the former Aggie:

Isaac then replied that he could say more about Calzada, but wanted to be respectful of the other members of Auburn’s QB room.

Fans have not yet gotten to see much of Calzada due to a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined during the A-Day game, but now that he has recovered he is working tirelessly in hopes of being named Auburn football’s next QB1.

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