Auburn QB Nick Marshall set for huge senior season on the Plains

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After passing for 1,976 yards and 14 TDs last season, Auburn QB Nick Marshall could air it out in 2014.

After passing for 1,976 yards and 14 TDs last season, Auburn QB Nick Marshall could air it out in 2014.

"We didn't have a lot of information about him that you normally would have," Malzahn said in his office last week. "We tried to give him bits and pieces of the offense, and coach Lashlee and myself were in the evaluation process of him probably the first four games, figuring out what his strengths were and trying to build around those things."

Gus Malzahn led Auburn to a 12-2 mark and an SEC championship in his debut season last fall.

Gus Malzahn led Auburn to a 12-2 mark and an SEC championship in his debut season last fall.

"I want him to be the best he can be because I know with the talent he has," said Lashlee. "If he can maximize his potential, it's going to be a lot of fun to watch this year."