“It’s been a while.”

I see Keith Marshall hasn’t lost his sense of humor.

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, father of Georgia running back commitment Elijah Holyfield, couldn’t have delivered a better right than the one Marshall delivered on his stiff arm to Kentucky cornerback Chris Westry on a 10-yard touchdown off a screen pass.

“As a football player, sometimes it just happens,” Marshall said. “Instinct. It just happened.”

Marshall posted a photo of the stiff arm on his Instagram account.

He was asked in a postgame radio interview with Chuck Dowdle who taught him to do that and joked: “Coach Richt.”

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15 responses to ““It’s been a while.”

  1. Jared S.

    I believe it.

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  2. lakedawg

    He appears to not q unite be all way back yet. Always remember that long he broke against the barn.

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    • I disagree. He’s running hard, has that initial burst, and seems to be stronger taking on guys in the hold. If the line would have held their blocks for a moment longer, we would have seen the windmill at least once on Saturday.

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      • Dawgy45

        My wife read somewhere that he took his knee brace off about halfway through the game and that it was the first time he has played without it. Getting over the mental aspect of his injury could be good news for the running game.

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  3. Debby Balcer

    Great to see he can enjoy the game again. He us a DGD and a deal role model on how to handle adversity.

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  4. sniffer

    Can’t decide between Marshall’s stiff arm and Michel’s truck of the USCe player at the goal line. Maybe they’re both my favorite.

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  5. AthensHomerDawg

    This was funny…

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  6. Will (The Other One)

    Would love to see KM close out his career here with some solid 100+ yd games, with a long TD or several in there. We should’ve had 3 fully healthy years of Marshall and Gurley and didn’t get close to that.

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  7. Spoke

    agree.KM is back, only had one bad game, very consistent. stiff arm is a good way to get some yards after contact.

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  8. Cojones

    I’ve seen increased strength used by Michel, Marshall and Douglas (whenever he gets a block) in attempted emulation of Chubb’s running. Remember when Marshall would go down easily? Not so much anymore. When any of the runners are hit now we see added energy from them to get YAT yards that I didn’t see when Chubb was the weapon. Good on them and their struggles to add yards with their leg muscles and with help in pushing the pile. That wasn’t done so much in the past. It gives you a better feeling for how this dive has pricked the Dawg’s pride.

    As long as they gut things out on the field, the less I’m worried about how they may end the season and just can enjoy the game for the sake of the players who give their best.

    If we all could channel the bad feelings of loss back to feelings of support for each player trying to play out their glory years, the more enjoyable the play-watching becomes. Suffer with them, not at them.

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Maybe he gets a medical redshirt and returns. Seems we can never have enough RBs.

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    • Mayor

      I’m with you on this. It is in Marshall’s best interest to have another season if at all possible. He has hardly played so wear and tear shouldn’t be an issue. Aside from the knee injury he’s basically still a sophomore. If he came back next season and had 1,000 yards that would really help his chances with the NFL. Plus, another degree isn’t a bad thing either.

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