In a season where most of the conference will be looking for a quarterback, Auburn has the luxury of finally returning one for a second season. Combine that with last year’s breakout season and you can understand why Nick Marshall is getting so much preseason attention.
The preseason magazine season is upon us and a few have already leaked their covers to the public. Marshall will grace the front of both The Sporting News and Lindy’s when the publications are released later this month.
Marshall is already listed on every major Heisman watch list. With Gus Malzahn finally having the luxury of a second year with a quarterback, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see the senior quarterback hoisting that trophy in December.
How the team does on the field will go a long way in determining who wins. Unlike the days of Bo Jackson, the Heisman typically goes to the best player on the best team (or at least one of the best teams).
With a reinvigorated receiving corp. and Marshall’s arm getting better in the off-season, there’s every reason to believe he will be much improved from last season. Scary…
An article in today’s Atlanta Journal Constitution suggests that former Auburn blocker Greg Robinson could squeeze out South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney for the top spot in Thursday’s NFL Draft.
Rumors continue to swirl that the Falcons are interested in trading up for the first pick and will select Robinson over Clowney.
Robinson is the most dominating blocker in the draft over the last decade, according to ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay.
“He’s the most dominant point-of-attack player on the offensive line that I’ve ever evaluated (going back to 2002).”
Tell us something we didn’t already know…
Bruce Pearl is the real deal. During last week’s finals at Auburn, the first-year basketball coach showed up unannounced at midnight with a trunk load of donuts for students pulling an all-nighter at the library.
Pearl personally handed the snacks out and posed for pictures with sleepy students. It’s hard to imagine Tony Barbee ever doing anything like this for the kids. Say what you will about Pearl, he’s a keeper. And I guarantee it will show on the court.
Until next time…
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