Very nice piece by Stewart Mandel on Georgia’s freshman running duo here. At least one coach knew what he had early on:
“I felt we were gonna be OK [after Crowell’s dismissal],” said Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon. “I knew I was going to play both of those guys already.”
The most impressive thing in the story isn’t what the coaches have to say about the two. It’s the chart comparing freshman running back pairs who have played in the SEC in the last decade or so. Gurley and Marshall have already surpassed what Williams and Brown did at Auburn in their first year and have a legit shot at outdoing McFadden/Jones. Whoa.