White Dismissed from Football Program
Sean White during Auburn's preparation for the 2017 Sugar Bowl (Photo: Auburn Athletics/Wade Rackley)
Auburn's depth at quarterback continues to weed out, as junior Sean White was dismissed from the team Monday morning, according to Head Coach Gus Malzahn and Auburn Athletics.
Malzahn released a statement Monday morning on the matter:
“Sean White is no longer a part of our football program at Auburn. He has made poor decisions that are not in the best interest of our program, and more importantly, himself. We appreciate his time at Auburn and wish him nothing but the best.”
After serving as primary starter in 2016, White lost the quarterback battle to newcomer Jarrett Stidham during fall camp, and began the season by serving a two-game suspension. After serving the suspension, White was arrested on Sunday, September 17 at 2:45 A.M. for public intoxication near the Auburn Police Department.
With White gone, that leaves only two scholarship quarterbacks on roster for Auburn, Jarrett Stidham and Malik Willis. Before spring practice, Auburn had five scholarship signal callers, six if you include John Franklin III, who ultimately moved to receiver. Tyler Queen is now at West Georgia, Franklin now plays receiver for Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic, Woody Barrett transferred to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.
White started 16 games during his time at Auburn, appearing in 18. In his career, White completed 216 of 351 passes for 2,845 yards and 10 touchdowns, throwing seven interceptions.