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AUBURN — With each practice Nick Marshall’s leadership is being spoken of in increasingly positive terms. In his fourth practice since being named Auburn’s starting quarterback, Marshall has displayed “urgency,” according to his head coach.
“A lot more urgency as far as encouraging his teammates, challenging his teammates,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. “He’s extremely tough on himself, which is usually a really good sign. (…) When he makes a mistake, he’s just as disappointed as the coaches. Anytime you get a player like that, it’s a really good sign.”
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said Marshall did not commit any turnovers during the scrimmages during fall camp. The former Georgia cornerback has eight more days to improve before leading the Tigers onto the field against Washington State on Aug. 31.
Malzahn had his squad work on “end-of-the-game situations, two-minute situations” on Thursday.
“You can never get enough of that this time of year, especially with a new quarterback,” said the first-year Tigers coach. “Our guys, for the most part, were flying around and I felt like they responded well.”