Transfer peyton thorne has won golden brown colorStarting quarterback job.

Coach Hugh Freese said on Thursday that Michigan State Transfers set to begin in first match for Tigers from September 2 Massachusetts, Thorne, who signed with Auburn in May, is competing with returning starters Robbie Ashford and redshirt freshman holden geriner,

Freese said, “The only reason Payton gets cleared is because of his leadership ability and understanding of the offense.” “He’s been in some really good fights, and it seems like he was more skilled at making decisions at this point. Not that the others were terrible by any means. It just wasn’t a slam-dunk.”

Freese and Thorne are trying to improve a passing game that ranked 119th in yards per game last season, averaging just 173. Ashford proved dangerous as a runner and completed only 49% of his passes, while the Tigers quarterbacks combined for only nine passing touchdowns.

Inconsistent quarterback play has plagued Auburn in recent seasons and contributed to the Tigers’ sixth-place finish. seconds West in the last two years.

Freese emphasized that Ashford would have a role in the offense and said he expected him to continue to compete.

“My mind is telling me that now is the time to do this, so that we can best prepare for the start of the season,” Freese said. “I hope all three handle that news very well and continue to work.

“I believe with all my heart that Robby Ashford gives us a better chance to win games if he accepts this news and continues to work and develop himself, because he is one of the most awkward quarterbacks I have ever seen.” Might be an athlete.”

Thorne was a two-time team captain for the Spartans, initially going 16–10. He left the state of Michigan ranking fourth in career touchdown passes, fifth in completion percentage and sixth in passing yards.

Thorne started all 12 games last season, passing for 2,679 yards with 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The fifth-year senior, who has two years of eligibility remaining, led Michigan State to a Peach Bowl victory.

Spartans coach Mel Tucker said the two-year starter was part of an open competition during the spring.

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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