AUBURN, Ala (AP) — Quarterback T.J. Finley will start Auburn’s opener against Mercer, beating out two new transfers.
Auburn announced in a Twitter post Sunday that Finley won the job.
The one-time LSU starter had been battling former Oregon quarterback Robby Ashford and Texas A&M transfer Zach Calzada for the starting job.
Finley started Auburn’s last three games after Bo Nix went down with a season-ending ankle injury. The Tigers lost all three to finish on a five-game slide but did take eventual national runner-up Alabama to overtime.