Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham at the Manning Passing Academy
Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham was one of many college quarterbacks who attended the Manning Passing Academy, held in Thibodaux, Louisiana at Nicholls State University.
Stidham led Auburn to an impressive year, even though they didn’t finish the season the way they had hoped. Auburn beat Alabama, the soon to be National Champions, to make it to the SEC Championship and face Georgia, who they had also beat earlier in the season. Auburn was defeated in the SEC Championship, which hurt their chances to make it into the College Football Playoffs. Auburn then faced Central Florida in the Peach Bowl, but fell short in that game too.
Stidham believes the key for success in the next season is consistency. The Tigers started out the season very consistent and strong, but couldn’t keep that momentum going at the end of the season. Momentum is also key for the Tigers next year. Auburn has a tough schedule from the beginning of the season. Their first game is against Washington, a very talented team, who just got transfer quarterback Jacob Eason, the starter for Georgia last season before he got hurt. If Auburn can win those games early, they will be more successful later in the season.
Stidham attended the Manning Passing Academy to learn from the Manning brothers and further his game. Stidham wanted to mainly work on his mental game at this time. Learning from the Manning’s on how they view the game will help Stidham this next season. Stidham also had the opportunity to coach high school quarterbacks on their game, preparing them for the game at the next level.