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Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall paid roughly $1,100 in fines, and his marijuana possession case is now considered closed.

The Tigers' quarterback's mother Shalena Cliett paid the fines, with approximately $1,000 going for Marshall's possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and $100 being assesses for illegal window tint. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn still hasn't decided on a punishment, though Marshall was not allowed to go to SEC Media Days or Auburn's ESPY appearances. If the quarterback is suspended, Jeremy Johnson would ascend to No. 1 QB duties.
Source: AL.com
Jul 24 - 4:53 PM

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told ESPN's Numbers Never Lie that he hasn't yet decided on a punishment for senior QB Nick Marshall.

Marshall received a citation for marijuana possession earlier this month. "He'll have some things he'll have to pay for," Malzahn said Monday on the television show. "I have not decided that for sure right now, but it will be in a short period of time I'll have that figured out." Malzahn called Marshall "the face of the program" who, prior to the incident, had "been a model student, citizen, all of the above." Jeremy Johnson will take over if Marshall is suspended for any length of time, and Malzahn believes he is NFL-caliber. "(Johnson is) another outstanding quarterback I think will play at the next level," he said. "He played two games last year and was the SEC Offensive Freshman of the Week. We're in good shape there."
Jul 21 - 8:22 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said senior Nick Marshall is the first returning starting QB in his eight years as a college coach.

This is remarkable. Obviously Malzahn had a National Championship winning season with Cam Newton and took Nick Marshall and Auburn to the same game in his first season as the Tigers' head coach last year. Marshall seemed to improve as a passer as the season went along, but the focus is running the ball with play action off of it.
Jul 21 - 2:25 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl thought Auburn sophomore DE Carl Lawson (ACL) was "an emerging star" based on his 2013 game tape.

Lawson underwent ACL surgery in May, but hopes to return near the end of the fall schedule. Regardless, Weidl wrote that the injury was a "huge blow" for the Auburn defense. When he was healthy, some analysts believed Lawson had better potential than former All-American defensive end Dee Ford.
Jul 15 - 3:29 PM

Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall addressed the team following his citation for marijuana and was apologetic.

The news comes via tight end CJ Uzomah, who replaced Marshall at SEC Media Days. Marshall emerged as the team's starter last year, and fir well in Gus Malzahn's run-focused offense. He absolutely needs to improve as a passer in order to stay at the position. Marshall was recruited to Georgia as a cornerback.
Jul 15 - 1:56 PM

Auburn sophomore DE Carl Lawson hopes to play "towards the end of the year" despite undergoing ACL surgery in May, according to Gus Malzahn.

Lawson's father previously stated it is "not in the thought process" for his son to miss the 2014 season after injuring his left knee. The sophomore had a great first year at Auburn, registering four sacks in a limited role.
Jul 14 - 1:08 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldamn reports that Auburn isn't bringing senior QB Nick Marshall to SEC Media days after his marijuana citation."

"Auburn isn't bringing Nick Marshall to SEC Media Days after his marijuana citation..Would've been biggest name QB at SEC media days this week," Feldman tweeted. Auburn will now be sending TE C.J. Uzomah in place of QB Nick Marshall. The preseason Heisman candidate was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop last Friday.
Jul 13 - 11:23 PM

Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall was contrite, apologetic and teary-eyed after getting cited for marijuana possession on Friday, according to Reynolds, Ga., chief of police Lonnie Holder.

Holder issued the citation after a traffic stop. "He was very regretful," Holder said. "He was very respectful. He was very apologetic. He seemed like he was disappointed in himself. He did get a little teary eyed as we had the conversation. I think sometimes what those kids need, they need somebody to talk to them and say, hey, you made a mistake, don’t let it happen anymore." Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn released a statement over the weekend saying he was "very disappointed" in Marshall, but we haven't yet learned if Marshall will be suspended.
Source: WRBL-TV
Jul 13 - 5:47 PM

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn released a statement saying he was "very disappointed" in senior QB Nick Marshall after learning of the signal-caller's citation for marijuana possession.

"I’m aware of the situation that happened earlier today with Nick," Malzahn said. "I’m very disappointed and I will address it with him accordingly." Marshall was in possession of less than an ounce of pot during his traffic stop on Friday, and he was not arrested in the incident. Auburn opens the 2014 season on Aug. 30 against conference rival Arkansas, adding a level of intrigue to Marshall's availability.
Jul 12 - 8:18 PM

Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop Friday.

Marshall was also cited for window tint, though he wasn't arrested. The preseason Heisman candidate led the Tigers to the title game against Florida State in his first year as starter. Auburn has yet to comment on the incident.
Source: WMAZ-TV
Jul 11 - 7:23 PM

Auburn redshirt junior WR Sammie Coates tops Fox Sports columnist Bruce Feldman's "Freaks List."

"Asked about Coates' 40-time, Russell said they use hand times (which are often faster than electronic times) and they clocked him eight times, dropped out the highest and lowest and said he was at 4.25. Coates' vertical jump: 44 inches. He benches 405 pounds," Feldman writes. From a production standpoint, Coates posted 902 yards and seven touchdowns on 42 receptions in an offense that stresses their running game and play action passes off of it.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 7 - 11:47 AM

Auburn senior WR Jaylon Denson has resumed running routes following his left knee injury last season.

Denson tore his patellar tendon and missed the remainder of the season after emerging at the X spot. Auburn is obviously a ground focused team, but Denson could become their top target on play action passes if healthy.
Jul 2 - 11:19 AM

Police believe alcohol was consumed by all four passengers in the car that crashed Sunday and killed former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen.

This postulation won't be confirmed until blood toxicology reports are completed in a few weeks. The car ran through a stop sign and spun out of control, flipping through a ditch. Lutzenkirchen, not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from his seat. Toomer’s Corner filled on Sunday with Auburn fans paying respects to the former tight end.
Source: AL.com
Jul 1 - 9:15 PM

Former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning.

The 23-year-old was a starter on the Tigers' championship-winning 2010 squad. "I'm deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Philip Lutzenkirchen," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. "He was a great young man who touched the lives of everyone he knew in a positive way. On the field, Philip was a great player and competitor, but more importantly, he was a great teammate and friend off the field." Lutzenkirchen was forced to give up football due to a hip injury in 2012. His one-vehicle accident occurred at 3:05 a.m. outside of LaGrange, Ga. "My thoughts and prayers are with Philip's parents, Mike and Mary, and all of his family and friends who are grieving his passing. This is a sad day for the entire Auburn family," Malzahn said. "I find peace knowing that even though Philip was taken from us too soon, that he lived his life to the fullest, leaving a lifetime of great memories for his family and friends to cherish forever."
Source: USA Today
Jun 29 - 3:40 PM

Auburn senior CB Jonathon Mincy was arrested and charged on Friday with second-degree marijuana possession.

Mincy was a passenger in the car in question which was pulled over by cops. "It was a routine stop on 431 near Great Southern Wood in Abbeville of a car doing 92 in a 65," Henry County Sheriff William Maddox said. "The officer went to the car and smelled marijuana. There were two males and two females in the car and one of the males had shake all over his shirt sitting in the car in the back and there was a bag of marijuana near him. That person happened to be Jonathon Mincy of the Auburn football team." Mincy, a three-year starter, was named in May to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, which honors the defender who makes the biggest impact on and off the football field.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 28 - 5:19 PM


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