Nick Marshall named Auburn's starting quarterback

semerson@macon.comAugust 17, 2013 

Nick Marshall as a Georgia Bulldog in 2011.

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ATHENS - Auburn has officially named Nick Marshall its starting quarterback, giving us quite a remarkable possibility:

Georgia very well could end up facing not one but two quarterbacks whom it dismissed from its program. It is set to face LSU's Zach Mettenberger in the fourth game, on Sept. 28. The game at Auburn is on Nov. 16.

Mettenberger was dismissed by Georgia after spring practice in 2010, after a couple off-field incidents. His mother Tammy still works for the football program, as an administrative assistant.

Marshall was thrown off the team in February of 2012, along with Chris Sanders and Sanford Seay, following a theft from a teammate's dorm room. (No one was arrested.)

Marshall, a Wilcox County High School graduate, was not actually a quarterback at Georgia. He was a reserve cornerback as a freshman, appearing in 13 games and making five tackles - including one in a 45-7 win over Auburn. (It came on a kickoff in the first half, when Marshall and Kosta Vavlas teamed on a tackle of Onterrio McCaleb.)

But after being dismissed he went to junior college and played quarterback. Auburn signed him as one, and now he will start for the Tigers at that position.

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