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UGA expects Keith Marshall, pair of WRs back for summer workouts

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A high-profile running back and a pair of experienced and productive wide receivers missed all or part of Georgia’s spring practice due to injury and/or rehabilitation from injury, but that shouldn’t be the case when the Bulldogs takes its next big step in preparing for the upcoming season.

According to head coach Mark Richt, running back Keith Marshall (pictured) and wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley are expected to be healthy enough to participate in the football program’s “voluntary” summer workouts.  Those structured workouts will commence in June.

All three of the players are coming off of torn ACLs suffered last season that forced them to miss various amounts of games.  Marshall and Scott-Wesley both incurred their knee injuries during the Tennessee game last October, while Mitchell’s knee was injured in late August.

Mitchell had been participating — in non-contact fashion — in UGA’s spring practice earlier this year before another leg injury knocked him out for the remainder of the spring.

In addition to those three, Richt said he expects tight end Jay Rome, who suffered a foot injury last year and underwent surgery in the offseason, to be at full speed for the workouts as well.

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1 Response to “UGA expects Keith Marshall, pair of WRs back for summer workouts”
  1. woebegong says: Apr 19, 2014 10:01 AM

    UGA is going to need all hands on deck for the offense with a relatively new but some what tested QB, in order to compensate for a new defense this year, or at least the first half of the season. I believe Coach Pruitt can turn the defense around and he has plenty of athletes to work with. The defense has plenty of returning talent but they first had to learn how to do the job right and with new technology and a little different assignments on the field, it will take a few games to get up to speed.
    If Marshall can come back near 100%, along with the receivers on the roster, the team will have some good success and be a formidable opponent for any team in the SEC. UGA fans especially want to see a full season of a healthy one two punch of Gurley and Marshall in the game. Hopefully this will be the year. If Marshall isn’t ready 100%, hopefully the two other 5 star running backs can fill in, even though they are freshmen and UGA shouldn’t lose anything in the running game. The receivers need to be on the top of their game because Mason will be trying very hard to show he belongs and he has a lot of pressure coming not only from his coaches expectations for him, but his own expectations and need to prove himself as well. He is replacing one of the more prolific and better QB’s in the SEC from the last four years, so he has big shoes to fill.
    Gurley and Marshall, more so Marshall I suspect are also under the gun since both want to one day play in the Sunday league and this is their junior year. Both need to avoid injuries if at all possible and put up good numbers together. I think both are very capable of each getting 1000 yards plus running and both can also catch a few passes and turn them into big plays as well. UGA needs both ready to go full throttle and at full speed in order for UGA to be successful. Speed kills they say and both have that. The faster they are, the quicker Mason gets rid of the ball, and the more they move down the field. I am not sure UGA has the OL, to play much of a ball control type of game, so speed will be their thing.

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