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Auburn Officially Announces Jarrett Stidham As Its Starting Quarterback

Auburn has named its starting quarterback for 2017.

Auburn sophomore transfer Jarrett Stidham has been named the team's starting quarterback. Head coach Gus Malzahn announced the news on Monday morning - after just the program's second scrimmage.

Stidham, who transferred from Baylor to Auburn ahead of the 2016 season, was said to be separating himself from the pack the past few days. He beat out Sean White and Malik Willis for the nod.

Stidham, during the 2015 season at Baylor, finished 75-of-109 for 1,265 yards with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. His season ended early however after he broke his ankle in late November.

The news doesn't come as a huge surprise - many believed that Stidham was the most talented quarterback on the roster and it was just a matter of time before he was given the keys to the offense.

Stidham and the Tigers will kick off the regular season on September 2 against Georgia Southern.