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March 25, 2014

Auburn football: Nick Marshall aims to perfect read-option, make gains in passing game

AUBURN, Ala. — It’s easy to take a quick glance at Nick Marshall’s statistics last season and immediately reach the conclusion that improvements can be made in the passing game. Marshall, entering his second season as Auburn’s starting quarterback, doesn’t dispute that one of his top aims is to boost his passing numbers considerably. What may be harder to fathom is that he believes the same type of gains are a possibility in the Tigers’ zone-read scheme.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.