Jeremy Johnson looking to help lead Auburn's offense in 2015
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. -- Jeremy Johnson has let his big passing arm do most of the talking the last two seasons as Auburn's backup quarterback. Now, he wants to add his real voice to Auburn's offense.
He says he's become more of a leader this spring, and hopes to continue that in Saturday's 1 p.m. A-Day Game in Jordan-Hare Stadium. He says he's gone through something of a transformation to get here.
"It's been very different, and that's becoming a more vocal leader," Johnson said. "I don't really say too much, but this year I've been changing my ways for my teammates. As a quarterback, they need to hear the leader of the whole team. That's what I've been doing this spring."
Tickets are $5 and all gates will be open, though the West upper deck won't be open. Highlights? They won't be shown at the stadium because the old video board has been removed in preparation of installing the biggest video board in college football.
An A-Day fact sheet is here.
A-Day promises to show something of Auburn's offense, and perhaps more of Auburn's defense under new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. The offense will be on one sideline and the defense will be on the other, but Auburn will play something of a real game.
"I'm looking to giving the fans something to look forward for this upcoming season, and having fun," Johnson said.
Fun means execution, because Johnson says "we'll just run our base offense with a few wrinkles here and there, but I don't think we'll show too much."
That may be the defense's job. Muschamp's new alignments make that so.
"They've been all over the place making a lot of plays. They've been doing great. Coach Muschamp has been doing a great job with those guys," Johnson said.
The offense? Johnson and Sean White have shared most of the quarterback duties this spring as Auburn looks to replace starter Nick Marshall.
"We're comfortable at where we're at, but we've just got to execute at a higher level. But we feel good about where the offense stands right now. It's going to be fun to watch," Johnson said.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine