MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - "Yeah, that's probably our biggest challenge right now. We've got four guys that we're going to try to evaluate for the qb position, and that's a lot of guys - and we'd rather name a starter soon, rather than later," said Gus Malzahn at SEC Media Days last month.
He’s spent fall camp trying to find the right fit for his starting QB and over the weekend, he did just that.
"We named Nick Marshall our starting quarterback yesterday, and really there was a couple of factors that lead into it … it was a close battle, but the bottom line is, when Nick knew what to do, he outperformed the others,” said Malzahn.
Marshall is a transfer from Garden City Community College - where he passed for more than three thousand yards and rushed for more than one thousand, last season.
"I just came in and do what I did and let whatever happens take control of it - It's a good fit because I've been running these types of offenses since I left high school and I did some of that in ju-co too, so I'm well fit for it,” said Marshall.
"You know it felt different, it really did from the stand point - he was a lot more vocal and I think his teammates really responded to him, and that's natural, that usually happens, and it's always good to see how a guy responds once you give him the keys to the car and I really felt like he went out there, he was encouraging and it was good to see,” said Malzahn.
"It's gonna feel great … the team's behind me and I'm behind them 100% so we're just going to go out there and win games,” said Marshall
Jennifer Fram pleaded guilty to reckless murder in Mobile Thursday, December 12. Fram is charged in a fatal traffic accident that killed Nicholas Markow in April 2012.
The trial for Giuseppe Pino Loporto continues today in Baldwin County. Loporto, now in his 80s faces several sex abuse charges against a child dating back to the early 90s.
Alabama kicker Cade Foster received a supportive note from former President George W. Bush. Foster missed two field goal attempts and had a third blocked in the Crimson Tide's 34-28 loss to Auburn on Nov. 30.
Some amazing three, four and five year olds are doing their part to help someone else have a happy warm holiday. They are called the Just 4 Blanket Ambassadors.
As we enjoy all the holidays have to offer - family, friends, gifts under the tree. It’s also a perfect time to give back.
Church's Fried Chicken and Volunteers of America are collecting your spare change - to help veterans here on the gulf coast.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd has pleaded guilty to a state felony and will resign immediately. Byrd on Thursday pleaded guilty in circuit court to one charge of intimidating a witness.