Nick Marshall Listed as Day to Day (Updated 10-30-13)

By Posted on: October 29th, 2013 in Football, News 12 Comments »
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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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  1. ATL_AU_FAN says:

    Hoping for the best for NM but I feel that CGM has everyone ready. WDE!!

  2. Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

    Did Gus run this by Bielema before sent it to the media?

  3. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    If Nick doesn’t start Auburn can beat Arkansas with ANY of the QBs we saw against FAU.

    The Hogs’ defense is worse than aTm’s and their offense cannot produce anything like the Aggies’ numbers.

    We outscored LSU in the second half. I hope no one compares Arkansas with LSU in any way.

    I have read various blog articles talking about the Arky Hex, reminding us how they always mess up our season. But that belief is pure superstition. These coaches are not those coaches. Petrino is gone. Most of his players are gone. Tuberville is gone, ans so is his hang on by the fingernails second half offensive strategy.

    It is childish to think that what happened years ago between these two teams has any bearing on what will happen this year. This year we outplayed LSU the second half. We beat Miss St. We beat Ole Miss. We beat aTm. We are leading the SEC in rushing. Our O line is the best. Our running backs are the best.

    Arkansas is maybe a tick above Kentucky on the worry meter. I know Halloween is around the corner. But stop being scared of Arkansas.

    • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

      I don’t know. The Hex seems real to me (October 7, 2006 looking at you)….BUT, I agree with you here:
      “It is childish to think that what happened years ago between these two teams has any bearing on what will happen this year.”.

      I’ll be honest when I say that it hasn’t been since the mid ’90′s (and Terry Bowden) since I felt ‘comfortable’ during Auburn-Arkansas week…….but scared? No way. Not with this team……

      War Eagle! Beat the Hogs!!

  4. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    I’m thinking that NM will be OK and play…I think this is just strategery by CGM…..that said, of all of the SEC games for JJ to start, I would rather it be this one that any other. Why?

    Arky has had our number-so there’s some added pressure. But their defense is (shall we say) permissive….they do have a pass rush, so there will be some challenges, but nothing that’s insurmountable. If JJ starts and we win, we now have a confident and competent legitimate back up to NM. And that just rocks!!

    • MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

      Arky has a pass rush but we are “run the ball first” team. A good running attack like we have will all but negate any pass rush threat posed by them. IMO, the only grass stains on NMs or JJs uniforms this Sat will be from running ball, not sacks.

      • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

        I was thinking that *if* JJ starts, then we will likely be passing more than if NM is in the game…further I have more confidence in JJ’s arm than his scramblebility(TM). If JJ gets flushed out of the pocket he’s not going to run wild up the field, unless there is a giant huge gaping hole (not entirely out of the realm of possibility). Also, with JJ, the Hogs won’t have to put a ‘spy’ on him, so there’s that.

        Regardless I agree, run first, ask questions later. But NM in the game gives us so many beautiful options…….

        War Eagle! Beat the Hogs!!

        • sparkey sparkey says:

          I think you are cutting JJ short. He’s going to wow you before it’s said and done. Furthermore, he is definitely a mobile guy. Of course, he’s not as much of an athlete as Nick Marshall is but most quarterbacks fall short of that kind of agility anyway. With Marshall, the air-attack is also pretty much toast. JJ can hit Coates in stride with touch on the ball but Marshall will never do that consistently. JJ is a much, much better passer than Marshall is for sure. We’re in good hands either way I think.

  5. aubb says:

    “their defense is permissive”…ha ha thats perfect

  6. mikeautiger says:

    I think the delay to list starter is gamesmanship. More for nice a to think about which might be hard for him! he is not too bright! probably overload his cheese head brain.

  7. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……The hex recently hasn’t just been Arkansas. We’ve been pretty bad against upper half SEC teams the past five years. 1-4 vs. Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, and Georgia. Only good team we’ve won against consistently is South Carolina. I think that’s changing right before our eyes, this season!

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