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Crimson Tide actually trying to avoid a three-game losing streak after dropping ’13 regular-season finale to Auburn and Sugar Bowl to Oklahoma.
Quarterback Nick Marshall won’t start for Auburn, which again will contend in Western Division. Marshall was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana this summer and is suspended indefinitely.
Bulldogs play the first of two season-opening games against South Carolina teams – Gamecocks are Sept. 13 in Columbia.
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