ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers reacts after their 21-16 win over the Washington Huskies at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Tigers will no longer be using a three quarterback system, as head coach Gus Malzahn set the Auburn depth chart with Sean White as the No. 1 and John Franklin III as the No. 2.Earlier today Gus Malzahn set the Auburn depth chart at quarterback following an unsuccessful three quarterback system during their game against Clemson.@CoachGusMalzahn “Sean White is our #1 quarterback and John Franklin III is #2… We can play with anybody in the country.”— Rick Karle (@RickKarle) September 6, 2016 Sean White started the Auburn Tigers’ game against the Clemson Tigers, while completing 10-of-21 passing for 140 yards and an interception. Jeremy Johnson, who entered the game as the backup signal-caller, finished 4-of-6 for 38 yards with an interception. New backup John Franklin III did not fair much better than his counterparts, completing one pass, on one attempt, for minus three yards.Malzahn made the announcement a few days after a 19-13 loss against Clemson, which saw the Tigers use not one, not two, but THREE quarterbacks during the course of the game. It looks like Malzahn won’t make the same mistake twice.Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: “It wasn’t successful like I thought it would be” on QB plan— WarEagleExtra (@wareagleextra) September 6, 2016 Auburn’s offensive tempo was affected negatively thanks to the use of three quarterbacks and resulted in just 262 yards of offense and a measly 13 points. The Tigers only touchdown came on a Kerryon Johnson direct snap, which was scored in the waning moments of the game.Starting quarterback Sean White should have an easier time against the Tigers’ next opponent, Arkansas State on September 10th. Malzahn stressed that he wanted to “bring along” John Franklin III, so don’t be surprised to see the junior transfer from East Mississippi Community College.
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