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Auburn names Nick Marshall starting QB

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09:31 PM ET 08.17 | Reports out of Auburn on Saturday reveal that the quarterback battle for the starting position is over. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said JUCO transfer Nick Marshall will be granted the gig, edging out freshman Jeremy Johnson. Malzahn spoke about the decision after Saturday's practice. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Marshall is a dual-threat quarterback with great speed, the perfect bit for the up-tempo offense Malzahn wants to run. Marshall put up excellent numbers while at Garden City Community College: 3,142 passing yards, 1,095 rushing yards, and 37 touchdowns (although he did throw 20 interceptions).

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August 18, 2013  01:17 PM ET

War Eagle!!!

August 18, 2013  02:32 PM ET

20 INT's @ juco school and he gets the nod @ AU. They'll blow!

August 18, 2013  06:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

20 INT's @ juco school and he gets the nod @ AU. They'll blow!

Forced to be the entire offense in JUCO. This kid could end up leading SEC in total yardage. With him under center and the RBs Auburn has (Mason, Cameron A-P, Grant), Auburn is going to rack up huge numbers.

August 18, 2013  08:07 PM ET

Hide your valuables

August 19, 2013  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

War Eagle!!!

To quote LUS, "Wut?"

 
August 19, 2013  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Forced to be the entire offense in JUCO. This kid could end up leading SEC in total yardage. With him under center and the RBs Auburn has (Mason, Cameron A-P, Grant), Auburn is going to rack up huge numbers.

Put down the crack pipe. Now slowly walk away from it.

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