Competition no more: Auburn punter has reportedly left the team
According to 247Sports, punter Aidan Marshall has left the Auburn football program.
The walk-on sophomore from Winchester, VA, lost the starting job to Arryn Siposs after Marshall got the start in the season opener against Washington.
Marshall punted just one time for 30 yards in Week 1 before he was benched for the former professional Aussie Rules football player. He has not seen the field since.
Marshall averaged 39.4 yards per punt in 2017, and the two punters were in an intense competition during fall camp.
“Aidan Marshall has raised his game from last year to this year big time,” Malzahn said during preseason camp. “It’s a really good competition and this time last year, just feeling about our punting game is like night and day. It’s a great competition. But he’s a competitor and it’s a great competition.”
Siposs is averaging 40.8 yards per punt so far this season, and it appears that Malzahn has decided to move forward with him as the starter.
Auburn starts conference play this week, when they host LSU on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 PM ET.