Starting QB Jeremy Johnson has been benched by head coach Gus Malzahn after three awful performances for the Tigers, culminating in a humiliation in Death Valley by LSU.

Taking his place will be redshirt freshman Sean White, who came to The Plains as the eighth-best pro-style quarterback in the country, and 22nd overall player in Florida.

Johnson went 43-72 for 473 yards, 5 TDs and 6 INTs — and the interceptions number could have been double that. He’s also been sacked five times.

6-0 White was the Elite 11 MVP during his senior season at high school, according to, and apparently he’s not the running threat that Johnson is.

Auburn fans will be hoping that he holds onto the ball better.

BOTTOM LINE: The benching of Johnson smacks of desperation from Malzahn. White battled with Johnson for the starting QB in the Spring….and lost. Is this going to come out any better?



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