Auburn names Sean White as starting quarterback

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn has named Sean White was the Tigers' starting quarterback.

White was named the starter by coach Gus Malzahn on Thursday.

The Tigers open their season against Clemson on Sept. 3 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Malzahn said, "We have confidence in Sean and, more importantly, his teammates have confidence in Sean."I think he's improved in all areas," he added. "He competed at a high level last year and battled through some injuries."

White started five games in middle of 2015 season before suffering injury against Arkansas.