If Auburn hopes to pull off the upset against No. 1 Alabama, they will have to do it shorthanded.
It was announced on Saturday that the Tigers would once again start Jeremy Johnson at quarterback due to starter Sean White’s shoulder injury.
Johnson started Auburn’s last game against against Alabama A&M. Johnson had originally been dethroned by White last season, and subsequently passed by James Franklin III earlier this season. However, Franklin proved to be ineffective as a full-time quarterback, so it looks like it is now Johnson’s turn again.
Johnson threw for 1,087 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 11 games in 2015. He’s only thrown 25 times this season.