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Nick Marshall will not start Week 1 for Auburn due to citation

Nick Marshall

After being cited for marijuana possession and tinted windows, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has received his punishment. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announced on Friday that Marshall will not start Week 1 against Arkansas. When asked about the length of Marshall’s benching in the opener, Malzahn said he doesn’t know how long it will be.

“I’m not ready to say that yet,” he said.

Malzahn said that the inability to start is “part of the punishment.”

“The rest is between us,” he added.

The team also announced on that Jonathan Mincy will not start Week 1. Mincy was arrested and charged with second-degree marijuana possession in June.

In place of Marshall, the Tigers will start Jeremy Johnson at quarterback. Johnson threw for 422 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions in six games last season.

Marshall led Auburn to the BCS National Championship game last season, busting onto the scene with 1,976 passing yards and 26 total touchdowns.

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