AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT)– It’s officially Bo Nix or bust for Auburn at quarterback.
Head coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Wednesday that backup Joey Gatewood has left the team.
“He’s just at a point now where he wants to be a starting quarterback and just feels like he needs to start looking for schools now so he can find the right spot, and I respect that,” Malzahn said.
Gatewood saw action in seven games, mainly in a wildcat package. He rushed for 148 yards on 29 carries and three touchdowns. He completed 5 of 7 passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns.
Gatewood hails from Jacksonville, Florida and committed to Auburn as a high school sophomore.