ATHENS - The idea, when it comes to highly-recruited recruits, particularly if they happen to be tailbacks at Georgia, is to keep expectations from getting out of hand.
But one Georgia player didn't get that memo.
Senior linebacker Christian Robinson was asked Tuesday what he was looking forward to seeing, with the season finally starting on Saturday.
“I want to see these young running backs," Robinson said.
That would be freshmen Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley.
"Keith put a move on somebody the other day that I hadn’t seen in a while," Robinson said. "He shook two people and they both fell down. I haven’t seen anyone since I’ve been here that could do something like that. Maybe A.J. (Green) had that kind of juking ability. That’s pretty special to me. I haven’t seen someone just blatantly fall down because some one juked them, so I want them to be turned loose so they can stop hitting us.
"I think we have a lot of good running backs, they all have their own style and they’re each unique in their own aspects so I think we have a good group. I think this group is way farther ahead than a lot of other groups in recent past.”
That's nice and all, but offensive coordinator Mike Bobo admits the main thing they're hoping for from the tailback is just to be dependable.
"I think that's the No. 1 question," Bobo said. "Coming into this season, before anything even happened with our situation at running back, we were looking to build consistency and depth at that position. That's why we recruited those two kids. And they've brought that to us. They've been dependable at practice. And we're looking forward to seeing them play."
I'll have more on Marshall in a story later this week, including more comments from Bobo, Marshall and Todd Gurley.