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Nick Marshall won’t partake in SEC Media Days

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For whatever reason, Auburn has decided to prolong, amplify and inflame the off-field situation involving its starting quarterback.

In a statement, AU has announced that Nick Marshall will not take part in the SEC Media Days as scheduled.  In Marshall’s stead, tight end C.J. Uzomah will step up and take the starter’s place.

The move also insures that Uzomah, offensive lineman Reese Dismukes and defensive lineman Gabe Wright will be answering questions that would’ve been directed toward their teammate.  Questions their teammate should be there to take and answer in an effort to move forward as quickly as possible.

Instead, Auburn has decided to drag this situation out.  They’ve decided that, instead of Marshall addressing his weed citation head-on and right away, they’ll hide their starting quarterback.  They’ll keep him from the big, bad media.  And they’ll allow his teammates to take the media flack.

Marshall may have made a misstep, but his football program has tripped all over its junk with this inexplicable — and inexcusable — decision.

Kudos, Gus Malzahn & Company.  Well done.  Now you won’t have to deal with this until the start of summer camp — instead of dealing with it now and getting it out of the way.  Unbelievable.

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13 Responses to “Nick Marshall won’t partake in SEC Media Days”
  1. auburntigers34 says: Jul 13, 2014 10:16 PM

    Did you ever consider the fact that not getting to represent his team at media days is part of his punishment? And it’s not like media days will be the only chance that the media will have to interview Nick Marshall.

    This entire “article” is ridiculous.

  2. 1990tiger says: Jul 13, 2014 10:17 PM

    A little upset, are we??? Perhaps, AU isn’t hiding or protecting their QB but instead not rewarding him by allowing him to attend the SEC media days.

    Inexcusable? Unbelievable? HA! AU (or any other football program) doesn’t owe you or anyone else in the media anything. You sound like a little kid pouting because he dropped his ice cream cone and the store won’t give you another one. I’ll help you out a bit….here is how it likely will be handled……”no comment”.

  3. auburntigers34 says: Jul 13, 2014 10:21 PM

    ICAM, 1990tiger.

    -+The entire thing reads like something that Mike Florio would’ve written. That’s most definitely not meant to be taken as anything remotely resembling a compliment.

  4. tigersfandan says: Jul 13, 2014 10:29 PM

    ‘They’ll keep him from the big, bad media.’

    Ah, yes. The big, bad media that so loves carving up and dissecting the lives of young college students. How about more articles like the Richt one and less focus on negative stuff?

  5. dryzzt23 says: Jul 13, 2014 10:59 PM

    Of course he won’t attend, but I bet he’ll be watching it on the SEC network….at his pot dealers house

  6. dryzzt23 says: Jul 13, 2014 11:01 PM

    Marshall CHOOSE to roll the dice and smoke and/or possess pot. He KNEW better but did it anyway.
    I’d like to see him be made an example of. Suspend him for 4 games, games that count.

  7. patbocam says: Jul 13, 2014 11:46 PM

    “Posted by John Taylor” You dear sir are an idiot. You are the type

    of media bully these kids should be afraid of. We are talking about college kids not professionals. If his coaches decide to pull him from a free vacation to Destin Florida (one of the best beaches in America) then let them. To think that he owes you or some other slack-jaw journo an explanation immediately is your problem. There is still more then 6 weeks till the Auburn – Arkansas game.

  8. texasbornlsufan says: Jul 14, 2014 6:33 AM

    You don’t get to hassle the kid and pissed you off huh?

  9. bjf59 says: Jul 14, 2014 6:36 AM

    Nothing like the media complaining about not having access! Poor media, we feel so bad for you. We fans should all know that this is a punishment. “You lose the ability to represent this university at media day when you do something stupid.” Instead of complaining about your access how about an article about how he should be held out of game(s) if they really want to correct the behavior

  10. goodfieldnohit says: Jul 14, 2014 8:00 AM

    He was probably just as pissed when Sumlin didn’t take Manziel to media days.

  11. mikefoxtrottango says: Jul 14, 2014 10:54 AM

    Author is a ****ing crybaby.

    Deal with it.

  12. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 14, 2014 11:14 AM

    I agree with JT… What’s the point of prolonging the misery and consequently forcing his team mates to deal with these questions.

    Pull the Band-Aid off and get it over with quick. The best way to beat a story like this is to get out in front of it and allow yourself to control the narrative. By not addressing it and forcing other team mates to say no comment, the narrative is created and controlled by the media. Not saying that that is right, but it’s the reality.

  13. auburntigers34 says: Jul 14, 2014 11:58 AM

    what are these important questions that need to be asked? was he issued a citation for weed? yes. does he regret what happened? i’d imagine so. what else needs to be known? it’s not like he killed someone.

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