Alexander City Outlook’s Andy Graham recently said that ‘‘as of today, Auburn football has three true contenders at quarterback who will battle it out during fall practice to see who becomes the leader of the team.’ CBS Sports’ Barrett Sallee revealed in his latest SEC Media Days 2022 piece that he also sees the QB battle as being open.
Sallee said that ‘multiple teams have wildly intriguing quarterback battles that feature veterans, transfers and hot-shot prospects,’ and listed LSU ( Jayden Daniels, Myles Brennan, Garrett Nussmeier), Texas A&M (Haynes King, Max Johnson, Conner Weigman), and Auburn as three teams who have business still needing to be sorted out under center.
The Tigers’ three signal-calling options were no surprise. For AU Sallee listed T.J. Finley, Texas A&M transfer Zach Calzada and Oregon transfer Robby Ashford — omitting freshman 4-star Holden Geriner, as most other publications have.
Auburn football has set up its QB situation for 2024 (for now) but someone needs to step up this season
A likely major loss of Class of 2023 Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis) 4-star QB Brock Glenn to Mike Norvell and Florida State set the program back temporarily, but Bryan Harsin corralling Air Noland for the Class of 2024 re-inspired some hope for the future of the Tigers under the second-year Auburn football HC. Assuming he is able to survive the coming season, of course. The nihilistic BamaHammer (at least re: everything Auburn) recently said that seven wins won’t be enough for Harsin to stick on the Plains.
Of course, Harsin getting the axe could force Noland to take a look at his other options. Before the Fairburn, Georgia dual-threat will ever report to campus, someone from this current crop of quarterbacks will have to bring stability to the position following the transfer departure of Bo Nix to Oregon.
If that doesn’t happen, then the next head coach will have to figure out where to go with the position and the program at large.