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Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham Says He Can't Audible At LOS

The Tigers' starting quarterback isn't allowed to change the play.

Auburn's play-calling drew some criticism after the Tigers blew a 20-point lead against LSU on Saturday.

You can't blame the play-calling on Jarrett Stidham.

Auburn's starting quarterback revealed that he's not allowed to change the play at the line of scrimmage.


Auburn's starting quarterback doesn't have the power to audible out a given called play -- such as out of a run call and into a pass when the opposing defense brings an extra defender into the box, as LSU did Saturday.

"That's something just to look at and talk to coach (Chip) Lindsey about," Stidham said. "I'm just doing what I'm told to do and I'm trying to execute at a high level. That's really what it comes down to, just trying to execute the called play."

That seems inefficient.

Stidham, a former Baylor QB and top recruit, has thrown for 1,510 yards, 8 touchdowns and 2 interceptions so far this season. He's completed 65.5 percent of his passes.