Monday, December 31, 2012

Is Bobo's "Marshall Plan" for Georgia More Jet Sweep?

When I look at Georgia's offense, only one thing scares me.  It's not quarterback Aaron Murray, and it's not the prospect of freshman running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall alternating at tailback.

It's the possibility of both backs in the game.  Why?  This:
Nebraska tried to cheat on Montee Ball and lock him down.  Which they did early on, but that left a huge opportunity for Gordon to exploit.

Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo hinted on Saturday that they've got something in mind for Keith Marshall, an explosive running back who hasn't had the touches that Todd Gurley has gotten.
“But we’ve got a big plan for Keith in this game, and expect him to make plays and play well in this game. He’s running good.”

Doesn't take much to put two and two together.  Until Nebraska shows they can stop this play, it behooves Georgia to mimic Wisconsin's plan.  That being said, I have to expect that Bo Pelini and John Papuchis have anticipated the same thing.  So it shouldn't be a surprise to see Georgia try the same things Wisconsin had such success with, and build on them.  What response has Nebraska come up with in response?

Once again, it'll be incumbent on Nebraska's secondary (and linebackers) to respond to this plan and shut it down.  Hard to think that they could play it worse than they did against Wisconsin, though.

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