Malzahn selects Jarrett Stidham as Auburn’s starting QB

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Jarrett Stidham remembers the date of his last snap in a game, even though it’s been awhile.

The former Baylor quarterback won’t have to wait much longer for his next one. He has won Auburn’s starting job going into the season opener after spending last fall at a junior college that didn’t have a football program.

”I haven’t played since Nov. 21 of 2015,” Stidham said Monday, hours after being told the job was his. ”I know exactly when my last snap was, and I’m itching to get back out there.”

That will happen Sept. 2 against Georgia Southern, a date that Stidham said has been marked on his calendar since he arrived on campus.

The Tigers are banking on him to help jump-start the passing game and the offense.

Coach Gus Malzahn announced his choice of Stidham in a Twitter post Monday after informing the team. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound sophomore enrolled in January as the nation’s top-rated junior college prospect. He beat out Sean White, who has gone 9-7 in starts over the past two seasons despite injury problems.

Malzahn said White is the No. 2 quarterback and ”could start for a whole lot of teams in this league.”

After the announcement, White Tweeted: ”All in!! War Eagle.”

Malzahn said Stidham’s leadership and ability

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