Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall trying to regain trust of team

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Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall can add rebuilding trust to an off-season to-do list that had been focused on improving his passing.

Nick Marshall: Auburn QB will sit out at least the first game of the year after a drug citation.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nick Marshall: Auburn QB will sit out at least the first game of the year after a drug citation.

The Tigers star said Sunday his goal is to regain the trust of coaches, teammates and fans after being cited for marijuana possession and a window tint violation during a July 11 traffic stop in Georgia. His mother paid the $1,100 in fines.

The dual-threat quarterback was suspended for the season opener Aug. 30 against Arkansas and the Tigers haven’t shed any light on when Marshall will take the field this season. Marshall said he has “no idea.”

“The incident that happened is just going to change me and make me a better man,” Marshall said in his first comments to the media since the tickets.

Marshall says he put himself in a bad situation that will help make him “a better man on and off the field.”

MICHIGAN: Coach Brady Hoke is still trying to get it back on track entering his fourth season.

“The identity of this team is still one that we’re developing and trying to develop,” Hoke said Sunday.

Hoke is anxious to see some improved results on the field.

“There were a lot of depth issues that we’ve had,” he said. “That’s not an excuse because here are no excuses. No. 1, we’ve got to do a better job at what we’re doing.”

NORTH CAROLINA STATE: Coach Dave Doeren said linebacker M.J. Salahuddin is out indefinitely because of a knee injury that will require surgery.

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