But in this case I think it will be Marshall who ultimately decides. Here's the rub:
Gurley will be the starter for every game as long as he's healthy. JJ Green is on the other side of the ball. Brendan Douglas had an impressive freshman season but is still mostly a situational tailback option. The two freshmen have a lot to learn, but I doubt they both redshirt.
Add in how well Marshall has recovered from his knee surgery and there's a lot to consider for the junior's near and distant future. Regardless of what the ultimate decision is for this season, it's good to read this:
"I've gotta scale him back a little bit, and tell him: Hey, don't do that, or obviously constantly modifying things for him," McClendon said. "But I'm very pleased with how he's been. Obviously you've just gotta know when you've gotta know when to say when. And that's what I'm talking to him about."Whether it's this fall or next, looking forward to seeing Keith Marshall back in action.