Nick Marshall named Auburn’s starting quarterback

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JUCO transfer Nick Marshall has been named Auburn’s starting quarterback for week one. The job was between two newcomers Marshall and freshman Jeremy Johnson.

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The decision is coming off the Tigers’ key situational practice this morning.

Gus Malzahn met with offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee this afternoon, and they made the final decision.

 

The 6-1, 210-pound dual-threat Marshall fits Malzahn’s offense perfectly. He’s fast and athletic and has a better-than-advertised arm; he just needs to make sure he takes care of the ball better than he did in JUCO, where he threw 20 INTs last season. However, he’s taken care of the ball during Auburn’s fall camp. Marshall combined for over 4,200 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2012.

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Marshall becomes Auburn’s seventh different starting quarterback in as many seasons.

Photo Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

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