Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/12
Mark Richt knows Georgia fans will be eager to see freshman tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall when the No. 6 Bulldogs open their season against Buffalo on Saturday. The coach promises fans will get their wish. Gurley and Marshall, who signed from North Carolina high schools, are two of the biggest names in Georgia's 2012 freshman class. Another top freshman, John Theus, will start at right tackle and protect quarterback Aaron Murray. The freshmen will play behind sophomore Ken Malcome, who has revived his career after quitting the team for one day last year because he didn't think he would play. Malcome will have to hold off the talented freshmen to keep the job. ''I think everybody wants to see them run the ball out there between the hedges when it counts in a real ballgame,'' Richt said of Gurley and Marshall. ''There's no doubt they'll get in the game.'' Many freshmen running backs struggle with pass-blocking, a skill few had to learn in high school. Richt said that w...
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