Mark Richt: Nick Marshall ‘going to start making some history’ at Auburn

Georgia coach Mark Richt said he thought Nick Marshall was going to lead Auburn to a win last week. (Lauren Barnard/Auburn University)

Georgia coach Mark Richt said he thought Nick Marshall was going to lead Auburn to a win last week. (Lauren Barnard/Auburn University)

AUBURN — Georgia coach Mark Richt was watching Nick Marshall lead Auburn’s game-winning drive against Mississippi State. Even before Marshall, who played cornerback at Georgia in 2011, led the 12-play 88-yard drive, Richt felt it was going to be a good outcome for Auburn.

“Even before the drive started I’m sitting there thinking,‘I got a pretty good feeling that this guy’s going to start making some history there at Auburn,’” Richt said.

Marshall will lead Auburn in its first road trip at LSU and another former Georgia player, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Richt said it will be “very interesting to see two of his former players competing against each other Saturday night.

“I like both of them very much, I want the very best for them and I’m glad they landed in a good spot and they’re having an opportunity to continue their careers,” he said. “We actually when we first started recruiting (Marshall), we recruited him as a quarterback, and as time went on through the recruiting process he decided it would be better for him to play corner and we were all for that as well.”