Jeremy Johnson ready to guide Auburn in his own way

Auburn's Jeremy Johnson speaks at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days on Monday, July 13, 2015, in Hoover, Ala.

HOOVER, Ala. -- Cam Newton quarterbacked Auburn to the 2010 national championship, and Nick Marshall quarterbacked the Tigers to the title game in 2013.

Whether Jeremy Johnson has the same potential this season could be revealed in the opener against Louisville in Atlanta and certainly by the third game against LSU in Baton Rouge.

"The LSU game is going to define me as a player," Johnson said Monday as the annual Southeastern Conference Media Days event opened. "I just need that one away game to know what to expect. I'm going to be ready for that game, and it's in the afternoon, which is great."

Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound junior from Montgomery, has been great for the Tigers up to this point, albeit on a limited basis. He has appeared in 13 of Auburn's 27 games the past two seasons, completing 57 of 78 passes (73.1