Auburn quarterbacks don’t rank high in this new tier list

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The Auburn Tigers quarterback battle continues to get press, and probably not the kind head coach Bryan Harsin was hoping for.

A new quarterback tier list by ESPN put all of college football’s quarterbacks in a series of 25 tiers, and Auburn’s situation wasn’t looked on the most favorably. The list put both expected starter Zach Calzada and backup T.J. Finley in the 14th tier of the list, which they referred to as potential “diamonds in the rough”.

Here is what the list had to say about Auburn’s quarterbacks:

Calzada struggled often at Texas A&M last year, and Finley appeared lost for long stretches in a backup role behind Nix. Both would need to take a huge step forward to dramatically alter Auburn’s offensive futility.

It’s certainly true that Auburn’s quarterback situation is in flux. Calzada will already likely be considered a hero around Auburn’s campus for his victory over rivals Alabama last season, but his season as a whole was marred with inconsistency that will leave fans far more worried than pleased. Finley, meanwhile, has never particularly stood out at any school he has been to, and a shakey showing at the spring game will also leave fans with a lack of confidence heading into this year.

It’ll be up to Harsin to make his choice before Auburn squares off against Mercer on Sept. 3 to open the season.

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