Nick Marshall as Auburn QB Not A Good Thing

For Auburn’s sake, I hope they don’t mess around with the Nick Marshall experiment at quarterback this season.

His JUCO coach said that Nick Marshall could be as good as Johnny Manziel.

I find that hard to believe.

Yes, Marshall was an outstanding quarterback in high school and led the Wilcox County Patriots to never before seen heights. His recruitment was a big deal for fans of rural high school football, and was covered extensively on the Grit Tree.

He was signed to UGA as a defensive back. He was dismissed from the team, and ended up as a quarterback at Auburn after doing the Cam Newton junior college stint.

I’ve seen Nick Marshall play. Great athlete. But the game I saw, he ran around the back field and then threw up to his cousin Lonnie Outlaw and other tall receivers against an over matched, slow high school football team.

Getting Marshall to commit to UGA was a big get for the Dawgs at the time. Alabama was putting on the full court press and Marshall’s great God-given athletic ability was clearly recognizable.

Do you think Alabama would have Marshall as their QB?

Just because you are a phenomenal athlete does not mean you are prepared to play quarterback in the SEC. Look no further than Bicarri Rambo. He played QB at Seminole County High School. A lot of these small high schools will put their best athlete at quarterback.

Gus Malzahn is overrated as a play caller. I’ve said this since 2009, and had strong proof in 2011 when he didn’t have Cam Newton at QB. The high school offense doesn’t work against SEC defenses.

And Nick Marshall is going to have to get by on more than just out-athleting everyone on the field. That might work for Class A in rural south Georgia, but against Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Texas A&M (shoot, even Ole Miss and Mississippi State), it won’t work out.

Of course, bad decisions like this are why Auburn is a dumpster fire of a program. I’ll have more on that tomorrow.

Corbindawg

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15 Responses to “Nick Marshall as Auburn QB Not A Good Thing”


  1. 1 AthensHomerDawg August 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Nick threw his fair share of picks and put the ball on the ground way too often in his junior college expo. I am not sure that Gus is a world beater but I think he is pretty fair play caller. Clemson has an ex HS coach that cashed out on his high school play book. Just sayin’

  2. 2 Corbindawg August 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I’m not bashing HS coaches moving up to college. MIke Holmgren got his start as a HS coach but the problem with Malzhan specifically is his offense just doesn’t work in the SEC without Cam Newton. In 2009, they lost 2/7 games after starting strong against pasties. In 2011, they couldn’t score in the 2nd half of games. So it is not that he was a high school coach-he’s been in FBS now since 2006. It’s that his offense just can’t adapt and be competetive against SEC defenses.

    • 3 Jackson Smith August 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      When Gus took over OC in 2009, AU ppg went from 17.3 to 33.3. After he left, ppg dropped back down to 18.7. As for the Cam comment, what successful offense didn’t have great players? UGA’s offense in 2008 was much more talented top to bottom than AU 2010, yet AU had more points, more yards, and………more rings.

  3. 4 alabamadawg August 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I hope you’re right !!

  4. 5 Mateo August 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

    So we’re not going to count 2010 because he had Cam Newton?

    Can we not count 2011 because he had an entire new offensive line and QB? Or because Chizik admitted they slowed down the offense to save his defense?

    How bout we don’t count 2009 since he was playing with Tuberville’s players that were recruited to play in the West Coast style offense Tubs ran at AU for years.

    Nick Marshall may or may not play good for AU, but you’re off the rocker if you think Gus Malzahn is a bad play caller.

  5. 6 w August 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

    you are a fucking dumbass

  6. 7 You can call me Sir August 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

    The only reason a piece like this is ever written is because there is a fear that rests somewhere. A fear that you dumped a player that later went on to be great, at a program that frankly is performing at its worst in a long prestigious history. Seems a familiar to a story that happened to a player back in 2010. I believe he’s in the NFL now.

    No one is naming him as a gamebreaker yet, just that he has talent. Your story can only be extremely right or extremely false. Good thing you left yourself no middle ground.

  7. 8 Ryan August 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Dumpster fire….Haha when was the last time UGAY won a national title?Who called the plays then for Auburn when they won?If Au is so bad, why do we have a lead in the head to head matchups with UGA???….Ill wait for your response.

  8. 11 jonathan August 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    auburn is going to murder Georgia this year just wait and see

  9. 12 Dick Fitswell August 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Did you fall and hit your head? Eat a dick fuckface

  10. 13 Leg humping rednecks August 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Georgia always chokes on the big ones!!1 Like Bammer game last year..LOL I also remember the BLACKOUT game …now that was a leghumpers night mare..also you humpers have the ugliest bitches ever seen on TV..

  11. 14 Leg humping rednecks August 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    No wonder you rednecks are always looking to down a player…cause yall are married to the ugliest bitches in America!You boys ought to rent some bitches from Florida or Mississippi or something!Get the uglies off the damn TV

  12. 15 Pawl August 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Auburn 42 uga 31…eat a fuck dickface


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