“He has gotten better every day, I know that,” Richt said. “I always say I’m hopeful he can play.”
Tailback Keith Marshall practiced in a regular jersey, but Richt said he would classify Marshall as doubtful.
The junior has missed the last six games since sustaining an ankle injury Sept. 20 against Troy and a redshirt year seems possible.
“He’s not full speed,” Richt said.
Auburn has been preparing to see Gurley, Chubb and Michel.
“Each back brings a different tendency,” Auburn defensive lineman Gabe Wright said. “Gurley probably has the best of all abilities, but the other guys still bring some great attributes. …They have a nice veteran group (on offense), a solid group on the O-line, but running back is their main strength.”