“Nick is still our starting quarterback.”

Remember this?

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Marshall and Mincy will “suffer the consequences” for their transgressions, but has not stated what the punishment will be for either player, neither of whom have spoken publically since their run-ins with law enforcement.

Behold the consequences!

Auburn won’t open the season with quarterback Nick Marshall under center for the defending SEC champions, but they won’t have to wait long before he trots out onto the field for the Tigers.

Head coach Gus Malzahn told reporters on Friday that Marshall would not start the game against Arkansas but that he would play in the game.

I do not think that word means what Malzahn thinks it means.

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21 responses to ““Nick is still our starting quarterback.”

  1. rob10274

    There’s no way Malzahn said that with a straight face!……….some punishment

  2. gastr1

    Obviously there is no discipline problem if no one gets disciplined

    • GaskillDawg

      I know you are being tongue in cheek but you are literally correct. The police gave Marshall a citation for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. That is like a traffic ticket. The UGA PD arrested Justin Scott-Wesley for the identical offense Marshall received a citation for. The theme: Another UGA arrest! The Auburn theme: made it through the off-season with no arrests! The UGA player was out of control and there was a discipline problem.

      • gastr1

        Yeah. “Sometimes tongue in cheek but eyebrow remain raised.” –Confucious, In think, or maybe Dog in Fla

  3. Ben

    I just have nothing to say here. That’s amazing, and it’s so Auburn.

  4. Spike

    That’s showing them who’s boss, Gus! What a tough guy…

  5. So, smoking weed is no big deal and that’s the way they are treating it.

  6. When Auburn QB Jeff Burger discharged a firearm at a hamburger joint, Pat Dye was instructed by the school not to let Burger start the next game. Dye put his #2 QB out on the field, and #2 knelt and downed the ball on the first play. Then he trotted off as Burger came on to great applause. The difference in then and now was that Dye wasn’t hypocritical about his disregard for discipline. Malzahn talks about “zero tolerance.” In his math, apparently 0>none.

  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Gag me.

  8. Debby Balcer

    That is so Auburn.

  9. Auburn is “all in” – same old, same old. The War Tiglesmen are closing in on the Gators for most hated. Can you imagine the outcry from the AUC, the WWL, PAWWWWWL!, Herbie, etc. if CMR found himself in the same spot with Hutson Mason?

    • 69Dawg

      It wouldn’t happen as Mason would be sitting on the bench for two games and all these aholes that criticize Coach Richt would be saying he is soft on discipline. In the mean time at all other institutions it’s caulked up to a poor kid gone wrong or a small indiscretion. The coach is a fine man who is giving this wayward child a second, third, fourth or if your South Carolina a fifth chance. This is just total and complete BULLSh!t.

  10. 69Dawg

    Did anybody really expect any more from Auburn? What I don’t understand is the NCAA has a very strict drug policy. One of the reasons teams test for MJ is to find out who is at risk if the NCAA should test. Now if a player fails an NCAA test he is out for a one year period no exceptions. So why would the NCAA not step into a failed drug test situation at a member University and punish the player, oh yea it’s the money that athlete can generate for the University and the Conference that would get the NCAA staff a quick job loss if they ever even threatened to do that.

    • Cojones

      The same thought passed thru my mind, 69. Where is the NCAA and their drug testing policy? Why hasn’t it been implemented lately? We used to fear the unexpected test from the NCAA more than our own policy.

  11. gastr1

    The thing that does amaze me about this is that if we know we are more likely to suspend, release, and/or publicly excoriate our players, the players surely know it. And yet they still do it at about the same rate every year, it seems. Why doesn’t the fear of suspension, release, and negative publicity scare them straight???

    • Chuck

      That’s actually pretty easy. Aside from your Oceans Eleven bank heist, most crimes aren’t thought out. Mostly it involves rage or some other impulsive behavior. I am sure they sit in the meetings and nod their heads and agree with the coach, and think “That’s not happening to me….but then…”

    • Gene Simmons

      In the words of Ron White, “You can’t fix stupid.:

  12. Chuck

    The really amazing thing about all this is that Mark Richt suffers the consequences with his players, and yet he has the most longevity of current SEC coaches. That says some good things about UGA in general and CMR in particular. It grates on me that other schools get away anything they want, but I admire CMR for his principles and his basic success in spite of following them.

  13. PTC DAWG

    Anyone who thinks UGA is competing on a level playing field is in a dream world.