Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Tailbacks" and "redshirts" do not belong in the same sentence

Unless there are extenuating circumstances, they're like oil and water. Never to be mixed.

Keith Marshall isn't the starting tailback for the University of Georgia. But he'd start for Clempson in 92 days had he not picked the right hat. In fact he'd start for about any major program that didn't have Todd Gurley on the roster.

So it comes as no surprise that Richt doesn't expect him to redshirt after Marshall's knee injury last season.
"Keith's working really hard. I don't think he has any limitations at all in his offseason conditioning," Richt said. "I don't anticipate him having any limitations when football begins."
In other words, barring a setback Marshall will play and at least be Todd Gurley's top backup.
"We're not thinking redshirt at all for Marshall," Richt said.
It was never likely that Marshall would redshirt, but offensive assistants had not ruled it out.
We've come a long way since Knowshon's first year in Athens folks. Because the bigger story is that neither sophomore nor incoming freshman will have designs on the scout team either.