>>Johnson To Start Auburn Opener
(Auburn, AL) -- Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is following through on his promise to punish quarterback Nick Marshall. Jeremy Johnson will start the Tigers opener on Saturday against Arkansas, but made clear Marshall will still play. He wouldn't reveal what the plan was for Marshall, who helped Auburn reached the BCS National Championship Game last season. The Tigers were defeated by Florida State. Marshall received a marijuana citation in the offseason. Johnson is a sophomore and had 422 yards passing with six touchdowns in 2013 with limited action.
>>Story Of USC Football Player's Injury May Be Fabricated
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The story involving a USC football player injuring himself while saving the life of his young nephew is being called into question. Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian initially called Josh Shaw's actions "heroic," but the university has now received calls claiming Shaw has fabricated the story, but Sarkisian is backing his player at the moment. Shaw initially said he injured both ankles when he jumped from a second-story balcony to save his seven-year-old nephew from a swimming pool last weekend. Sarkisian says Shaw remains adamant about what occurred, and says an investigation into the alleged incident is ongoing.