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Auburn's Nick Marshall 'looks like he's back to normal'

Oct. 16, 2013

Nick Marshall is on track to play at Texas A&M (Anthony Hall photo)

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala. – Nick Marshall continues to look good during his comeback week from a knee injury that cost him playing in the last game, says Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. 

The Auburn quarterback "looks like he's back to normal," Malzahn said after a Wednesday practice that directed toward Saturday's game at Texas A&M. 

Jeremy Johnson started in place of Marshall in last Saturday's 62-3 win over Western Carolina. Johnson was named the SEC's freshman of the week, but Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee made a point to say Marshall is their starter. 

"He had a very good game the week ago," Malzahn said. "You can tell he's more comfortable each week with everything." 

Marshall led Auburn to a 4-1 start, and now Saturday's game pits the 5-1 Tigers against the 5-1 Aggies in a 2:30 p.m. game on CBS. 

 Malzahn said the emphases in practice were third downs and the red zone, something the Tigers work on every Wednesday. 

"Overall, good attention to detail," he said. 

Before practice, Malzahn and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin praised each other's team during the SEC teleconference. Before that, there was this story about Auburn enjoying the best first-half turnaround in the nation.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter:



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