Keith Marshall dazzles teammate: ‘He shook two people … both fell down’

Freshman Keith Marshall has been wowing his coaches and teammates with his moves in the open field. (UGA photo by Steven Colquitt)

Freshman Keith Marshall has been wowing his coaches and teammates with his moves in the open field. (UGA photo by Steven Colquitt)

ATHENS – Linebacker Christian Robinson’s enthusiastic account of a play in a recent practice probably will heighten Georgia fans’ anticipation of freshman tailback Keith Marshall’s debut Saturday.

“Keith put a move on somebody the other day that I hadn’t seen in a while,” Robinson said Tuesday. “He shook two people, and they both fell down. That’s pretty special to me because I haven’t seen somebody just blatantly fall down because someone did a move on them.

“Literally, he was untouched. He was running in the middle of the field and made two guys fall and then outran somebody to the pylon. That type of talent, I haven’t seen that in a while. … I’d like to see that in a real game. I think that’d get people excited.”

Robinson said the last Georgia player with “that type of juking ability” was probably wide receiver A.J. Green.

Robinson had high praise for Georgia’s entire tailback group, which also includes redshirt sophomore Ken Malcome (the expected opening-game starter), freshman Todd Gurley and senior Richard Samuel (who also plays fullback).

“We’ve got a lot of good running backs,” Robinson said. “They’re all different. They all have their unique running style.”

A senior, Robinson said he has been impressed with what he has seen from the Bulldogs’ overall 2012 recruiting class.

“This freshman class is very solid,” Robinson said. “… I think this group is way farther ahead than a lot of groups in the recent past.”

– Tim Tucker, AJC

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Dawg Days

August 28th, 2012
4:22 pm

NHS DAWG

August 28th, 2012
4:23 pm

UGA Forester

August 28th, 2012
4:23 pm

Dawg Days

August 28th, 2012
4:23 pm

Slider45771

August 28th, 2012
4:24 pm

finally someone that does not say “first”. Bless you Dawg.

GeoffDawg

August 28th, 2012
4:26 pm

Glad to read that. I was afraid that Gurley was going to be the only one of the duo that’s legitimately game ready in week 1.

Dawg Days

August 28th, 2012
4:27 pm

Give it up guys….first isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

Mountain Dawg

August 28th, 2012
4:28 pm

Moreno could do that.

dawgdays

August 28th, 2012
4:29 pm

someone has stolen my name (and made it two names!)

dawgdays

August 28th, 2012
4:30 pm

dog days of summer is almost over, I am so ready for the dawgdays of summer to get here!

I dropped my fried twinkie

August 28th, 2012
4:37 pm

Is he that good or is the UGa D still that bad only looking good against bad teams?

jvillebil

August 28th, 2012
4:38 pm

Bear Bryant used to have a stable of running backs and each one eager to get in and run hard. I think people that don’t really understand Georgia football are going to be surprised at our rushing attack. Samuel ran like a beast in the Florida game last year and Malcome had some good moments. With Gurley and Marshall pushing for time it’s going to be a great season.

Flying High

August 28th, 2012
4:38 pm

Okay, I’m ready for some football! Can’t wait to see my dawgs in action!!!!

Hackberry Holland

August 28th, 2012
4:40 pm

It ain’t no big deal, Girls.

Mark Richt's Goatee

August 28th, 2012
4:41 pm

Ok thats nice but who were the two people that fell down ?
If it was 3rd stringers, fine. If it was the starters then holy schnikes.

I dropped my fried twinkie

August 28th, 2012
4:43 pm

Who are all the Dwag fans pulling for?
VANDY with the Mean Coach
or
USC with the Dwag killer Darth Visor

Cohutta Dawgman

August 28th, 2012
4:48 pm

HBTD!!!!!!!!!!! GATA

Old Dawg

August 28th, 2012
4:51 pm

Any loss Darth Visor suffers is a giant step forward for all of college football.

Unless, of course, his apprentice, Darth Cosmo Wives Only, is his opponent.

Let the game begin. Go Dawgs!

GeoffDawg

August 28th, 2012
4:55 pm

I don’t care who fell down. If you juke two defenders out of their shoes, they could be in the band and it’d still be impressive.

D-MAN

August 28th, 2012
4:55 pm

Third string for UGA would be starters for most teams moron!

I dropped my fried twinkie

August 28th, 2012
5:00 pm

D-man like Crowell and Ealey and King?

Contractor

August 28th, 2012
5:08 pm

Keep it up Keith. Brains and ability, a deadly combination for this guy. Him and Gurley are going to light up some defenses. Can’t wait to watch them steamroll Missouri, but will definitely be watching the Buffalo game to calm the football season nerves a little.

hmmmmm............

August 28th, 2012
5:13 pm

Just stay out of trouble off the field!

I dropped my fried twinkie

August 28th, 2012
5:18 pm

I am a BoBo fan!
He is the Brains on the UGa coaching staff.
He is LOYAL like a dog. He has turned down so many high profile head coaching jobs just to stay at UGa.

Rascaldawg

August 28th, 2012
5:21 pm

The quality and class of student-athletes in Athens has risen by addition and attrition. Keep getting players that are willing to follow the rules and pay the price. Go Dawgs!!

Game Changer

August 28th, 2012
5:42 pm

UGA football players sure are easily impressed with each other even after three years of total failure and not one win against a quality team.

I will wait for the opposing teams to start talking about UGA players being that good. I dont think that Boise St, South Carolina, Vandy, Michigan St or LSU think much of any UGA player.

Dawg Dawg Dawg

August 28th, 2012
5:46 pm

The next Herschel Walker!!!

(Just kidding.)

Huh?

August 28th, 2012
5:46 pm

Please hype Marshall…please. It worked for Sanks, Moreno, Ealy, King and Crowell. I’m sure it will work again.

ARdawg

August 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

NEWS FLASH

Finebottom has tweeted that UGA loses to Mizzou and Bama wins the SEC….who’da thunk?

ARdawg

August 28th, 2012
5:48 pm

Huh ???….finding it a bit slow on the nerd blogs today? ;)

Huh?

August 28th, 2012
5:50 pm

I’m Huh? not to be confused with Huh???

Not sure what you mean. I’m assuming you think I’m at GT fan, but I’m not.

ARdawg

August 28th, 2012
5:54 pm

Huh? Then my bad and my apologies. You should seriously fine another nick

ARdawg

August 28th, 2012
5:54 pm

drbasic

agreed.”Voice of the SEC”: he says

Huh?

August 28th, 2012
5:55 pm

drbasic1…yeah, that’s why he gets paid millions to host a College Football radio show?

Nash Nance's Dad

August 28th, 2012
6:00 pm

Hey prospective college player. Let me work a deal for you. Let me get you in the college of your dreams. Just look at some of my satisfied customers.

I rode the pine for a year at UT and now I’m playing D-3 ball – Nash Nance

I have multiple FCS offers and will likely end up at powerhouse Tennessee Tech – Duh-Rick Rogers

If you want results like these, CALL NOW!

Veteran Fan

August 28th, 2012
6:03 pm

This is all so silly. Richt will never run the ball and establish a superior running game. The only time he has ever done so was when UGA upset Tech three seasons ago in Grant Field. I believe he had injuries and couldn’t throw the ball like he likes. There are three reasons for this. First, he recruits QBs and skill players with the promise that he will throw the ball 80% of the time. Second, his offensive linemen are recruited for pass protection, too big and slow to run block. Third, you the fans will not put up with running the ball for extended time in the games. You want them to throw the ball and score quick and often! That is the game these days. Dooley’s run the ball and win it with defense is long gone. Richt has had the backs in the past to run the ball consistently but he has never done so. Remember he came from Florida State, real big running game there!! This is why he is not an elite coach like Saban, he recruits well, but cannot impart an offensive or defensive philosophy and stick with it! UGA wins when they pass well and lose when they don’t, but most of college football is that way. If UGA ever wants to become an elite program like Boise State, Alabama, LSU, Southern Cal, etc.. he has to get beyond the recruiting and coach his team!

LakeDawg

August 28th, 2012
6:11 pm

Veteran Fan

I hate to say it, but you’re correct. Until CMR gets serious about developing a serious running game, they will not win the NC.

WDE

August 28th, 2012
6:23 pm

@Huh? Tell you what UK fan give someone to hype off the mighty UK roster this year…go ahead I dare you.

The Tide is Rolling and Nothing can stop it

August 28th, 2012
6:24 pm

Even Boise did that to your overrated defense!!!!

Boise!!

The rest of the country laughs at you.

Stockdog

August 28th, 2012
6:26 pm

Marshall shook two UGA players, sorry to say, but a lot of players shake UGA players. Until I see it in a game, I’m a bit skeptical. Agree with LakeDawg. Richt doesn’t have it in him to pound people with the running game.

Huh?

August 28th, 2012
6:27 pm

WDE…the point is, UK has never done that. Every time a decent running back shows up, UGA hypes the crap out of him…and then, with all the pressure, the kid ultimately fails.

Huh?

August 28th, 2012
6:29 pm

Nash Nance’s Dad…quit acting like TN is the only school that ever made a package deal. UGA did with Crowell and his buddy. All schools do it.

Huh?

August 28th, 2012
6:31 pm

Veteran Fan….well said.

AlaskaDawg

August 28th, 2012
6:36 pm

It does not matter what two defenders got shook off because Christian Robinson is a good source, so believe it! Christian is the real deal!

Laughing at those dumb dogs

August 28th, 2012
6:37 pm

UGA sports blog
Keith Marshall dazzles teammates, he actually stood up and chewed gum at the same time. Next he’s going to try and walk and chew gum.

What a bunch of losers with your sissy schedule.

Laughing time comes when at the end of the season that sissy schedule puts you in a lower tier bowl game.

Golden Isles Dawg

August 28th, 2012
6:38 pm

FRIED TWINKIE- GIRL DON’T GO AWAY MAD-JUST GO AWAY!!

HABDAWG

August 28th, 2012
6:45 pm

I believe that you will see a good running game this year. I know our O-line is a big question but it can’t be any worse than last year. Also I believe that whlie it may be hard to replace IC’s overall ability we are much better off at running back this season. IC was prone to injury, not his fault just a fact. The 5 or six guysthat will be in our backfieldthis year are solid in my opinion, and if KM & TG can pass block we are good on offense. We won’t really know until we go to SC. I think if we can cut down on our mistakes this could be a solid year. If not it will be more of the same ole stuff.

Go Dawgs………………………….

Dawg-Gawn

August 28th, 2012
6:45 pm

I saw that play twice, during the 2011 SECCG against LSU… but it was the Honey Badger doing the shaking! Nightmare won’t go away!

Can this new punter (Collin Barber), Rugby kick?

“The Chapel Bell is about to ring”

“Russ 4 Official Uga IX”

Believe in the “G”

BigTimeTECHFan

August 28th, 2012
6:49 pm

Gurley and Marshall are going to awesome.
Two very nice backs.

DawgNation

August 28th, 2012
7:08 pm

I cannot believe that there are actually South Carolina fans are here – and elsewhere – talking smack. You have 4 bowl wins in school history. We have 26, with 4 just in the past 5 seasons. You have 1 conference championship, and that was in the ACC. We have 14. Our overall record against you is 46-16-2. You are, and always will be, irrelevant in college football. The end.