Gus Malzahn said today that he can’t say whether or not Quarterback Nick Marshall will be ready to start against Arkansas this Saturday. At present he is listed as day to day in his recovery from a bruised shoulder.
Although Malzahn is optimistic about the QB’s return, he says he will be observing him closely between now and the end of the week. If he feels like Nick’s not ready then back up Jeremy Johnson will get the nod.
Johnson took over for the injured Marshall last week and threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns, earning his second selection as the South Eastern Conference’s Freshman of the week.
Editor’s note: Update 10-30-13:
Malzahn told the press today that the decision on playing Marshall could be made as late as Saturday. “It’s still day to day,” Malzahn said. “He practiced yesterday, but we’ll make a decision – matter of fact, it could be a game-time decision.”
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