UGA’s Keith Marshall could redshirt in 2014


One of the many injury casualties in 2013 was Keith Marshall, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against Tennessee, and he could potentially get a redshirt in 2014.

Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said Marshall is walking without the help of crutches, but there’s still a chance he may not be ready next season, and a redshirt is certainly an option, via Macon Telegraph.

“There’s no question you consider redshirting a lot of guys at every position,” he said. “Not necessarily if they’re a freshman. Do what’s in the best interests for the team, and what’s for the best interests for the individual. That obviously could be a case where we could redshirt somebody because they were injured and not full speed. You don’t want to waste a year.

“But you’re not gonna ever make a decision on a kid early in the season or fall camp, game 1 to game 2. I mean it might game 6 or game 7 when you need those guys.”

The plan for Marshall is to be ready for the first preseason practice, but if he’s not there, they won’t push him.

“That’s out of our hands. If he’s there, he’s there,” Bobo said of Marshall. “If he’s not, he’s got to do the necessary things to make sure he’s healthy when he’s back. And feeling confident – that’s the big thing: You don’t want to rush him back if he’s not confident in his knees.”

Georgia is turning into Running Back U, and they will be loaded at the position next season. You already know about Todd Gurley, but incoming freshmen Nick Chubb and Sony Michel could be simply too good to keep off the field, not to mention JJ Green and Brendan Douglas both return.

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The Bulldogs’ luxury is depth, and they’ll have plenty of it at running back. Therefore, they won’t have to push Marshall to get healthy; they may have better weapons by giving others more touches.

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