Familiar face back at tailback

ATHENS - J.J. Green is back at tailback for Georgia.

The move from defense, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said after Tuesday’s practice, is just for this week for now. Green has played five games in the secondary, including starting one game at safety.

“It’s good that we got a guy with a little bit of experience that played running back there last year that’s going to be able to fill in for us and help out at that position while we’re missing some guys with injury and other situations,” Bobo said.

The other situation, of course, is the indefinite suspension from games to star tailback Todd Gurley, who practiced for the second straight day.

Green,a 5-foot-9, 183-pound sophomore, was Georgia’s second leading rusher last season with 384 yards and three touchdowns.

Georgia is without freshman Sony Michel for at least another game with a shoulder injury.

Tailback Keith Marshall also took part in drills as he works to come back from a sprained ankle and sprained knee.

“He got out there a couple of reps today,” Bobo said. “It was good to see him jump in there and take some reps so hopefully he felt a little bit better. I think it’s more of confidence and see how he feels tomorrow when it’s not flooding and see if he can go full speed.”

Coach Mark Richt said earlier in the day that his “best guess is that he probably won’t be ready by the time we play.”

Georgia relied on tailbacks Nick Chubb and Brendan Douglas in its 34-0 win at Missouri on Saturday.

“It’s a lot to depend on those two guys,” Bobo said.


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