Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley wins quarterback job

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Auburn has its answer at quarterback.

The team announced on social media after weeks of speculation that quarterback T.J. Finley will start for the Auburn Tigers. Finley played for the Tigers last year and was competing against both Texas A&M transfer Zach Calzada and Oregon transfer Robby Ashford.

Calzada and Ashford both transferred to Auburn in an effort to win the job from Finley, who played in the stead of Bo Nix in the 2021 season. Last year, Finley completed 54.7 percent of his passes for 827 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. He’ll get the chance to improve on those numbers this year after besting both of his opponents in the Tigers’ offseason camp.

Coach Bryan Harsin is on a bit of a hot seat after an attempted coup on his job failed over the offseason. Finley could bring consistency and uniformity to the position that he likely believes will help his squad pick up wins and secure his position as head coach on the Plains.

Finley will get his first starting reps on Sept. 3, when the Tigers face off against the Mercer Bears to open up their 2022 season on home turf.

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire