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Nick Marshall, Georgia’s former DB, named Auburn’s starting QB

Auburn Football AP

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn hoped to have a starting quarterback named by Monday. He didn’t need that long.

The first-year Tigers coach announced on Saturday that Nick Marshall, a junior who originally signed with Georgia in 2011 as a defensive back, would be the team’s starting signal caller for 2013.

Marshall beat out freshman Jeremy Johnson, a four-star member of Auburn’s 2013 recruiting class. Former starter Kiehl Frazier announced this past week that he would be making a permanent move to defensive back when it became clear that the QB battle would come down to Johnson (pictured left) and Marshall (pictured right).

So, circle of life. Or something.

This would be Marshall’s first time playing a game as a Division I college quarterback. Marshall signed with Georgia in 2011 and played defensive back before he was dismissed for allegedly stealing money from teammates.  He spent the 2012 season at the JUCO level playing quarterback where he threw for 3,142 yards and rushed for nearly 1,100 more with 37 total touchdowns (but 20 interceptions) before transferring to The Plains.

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5 Responses to “Nick Marshall, Georgia’s former DB, named Auburn’s starting QB”
  1. sanduskyshowerboy says: Aug 17, 2013 5:41 PM

    Either chizik was the stupidest coach ever and malzahn is a genius, or chizik was the stupidest coach ever and malzahn is syphilitic.

  2. germanflats13a38 says: Aug 17, 2013 6:13 PM

    Ewwww. Did you think he got it from Chizik?

  3. lbroberts123 says: Aug 17, 2013 7:08 PM

    They last time Auburn started a Juco QB in his first year on the team it worked out pretty well for them.

  4. fnc111 says: Aug 17, 2013 7:20 PM

    Good news for Marshall.

    Meanwhile, lot’s of tension on the ND board. If you don’t say every second that they’re going 12-0 then you get banned haha.

  5. bralinshan says: Aug 18, 2013 10:47 AM

    I saw Marshall play in HS and was shocked that GA wanted him as a DB and not QB. He was an athlete that could throw it and run it…

    He was also an All-State basketball player that was playing basketball at GA as well. A lot of people thought that he was going to choose basketball over football.

    This kid could be pretty good.

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