Marshall Law and AU Goldmine have teamed up with Auburn-tigers.com to push out insightful, relevant and timely stories about Auburn athletes and coaches for the general public.
Auburn recently hired senior writers Phillip Marshall and Charles Goldberg from their former jobs at 247sports.com and The Birmingham news, respectively, to exclusively write about anything and everything to do with Auburn sports.
Marshall stated there are a lot of similarities between his new and former jobs, but he admitted there are some distinct differences as well.
"I've gone from 35 years in the newspaper business to 5 years in the website business to what I'm doing with Auburn now," Marshall said. "The biggest difference is there's nothing to do with message boards, which is something of a relief, and we can't cover recruiting. Beyond those two things it's not that much different from 247sports."
Marshall explained they are fairly limited in the recruiting sector because they were hired and are paid by the University.
Though they are not allowed to cover recruiting while potential commitments are visiting the school, Goldberg and Marshall can write about it in a limited role.
"We can write about recruiting in general terms as far as high school and when they sign," Marshall said. "But, during this time when they're visiting and all that stuff, we're not allowed to write about them."
Though there are several limitations due to the nature of the position, there are several perks to being a senior writer for Auburn-tigers.com.
"We had several conversations at length before I took the job about what would be expected, and I pretty much have the freedom to do what I think is best," Marshall said. "I try to have a couple new stories a day but that's not really a requirement. I just try to do a good job."
Indeed, since his hiring less than two weeks ago, Marshall has been writing at least a story a day, and sometimes gets as many as three on the website in 24 hours.
Not to be outdone, Goldberg keeps a similar pace when pushing out the news.
Marshall also said his new position allows him to dig deeper into the stories of some of the players and coaches.
"One of the main reasons why I took this new job is now I get to spend more time telling the stories of athletes and coaches in an in depth way, and I really enjoy doing that," Marshall said. "I've been able to do that some, and I'm going to get to do that more. That was a real attraction to me in taking the job to begin with."
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