AUBURN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL: Transfer Nick Marshall named Tigers starting quarterback

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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:28 pm

Auburn’s preseason quarterback competition never was conventional.

Two weeks into camp, what started as a four-man race dwindled to three when one candidate decided to become a safety. Still advertised as a deep, three-man battle, most expected transfer Nick Marshall would eventually win the starting job for Auburn’s opener Aug. 31 against Washington State.

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