AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's quarterback quandary won't spill over into the summer after all.
Head coach Gene Chizik announced that Cam Newton has emerged as the Tigers' No. 1 quarterback coming out of spring practice on Wednesday.
"After thoroughly evaluating our quarterbacks during spring practice and over the last week, Cam has emerged as our post-spring No. 1 quarterback," Chizik said in a press release.
"Obviously, he will have a lot of work to do over the summer and during two-a-days to continue along this path. We fully expect our other quarterbacks to continue to work hard and compete with Cam during the off-season and into fall camp."
Newton emerged from a group that included senior Neil Caudle, sophomore Barrett Trotter and redshirt freshman Clint Moseley.
The 6-foot-6, 247-pound Newton joined Auburn in January after transferring from Blinn (Texas) Community College, where he won the 2009 NJCAA National Championship. He was ranked the No. 1 junior college prospect by Rivals.com.