ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - At least three freshmen are trying to earn key roles on Georgia's offense this year.
John Theus is the current starting right tackle. Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley could play lead roles in a tailback committee.
Coach Mark Richt says he's not afraid to have a freshman take over at tailback. Georgia must replace Isaiah Crowell, who was the Bulldogs' leading rusher and the 2011 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year.
Richt dismissed Crowell from the team in June following Crowell's arrest on felony weapons charges. Crowell has transferred to Alabama State.
Marshall, a speed back, and Gurley, a more physical runner, will play. Richt said Friday "it's just a matter of how much."
Richt also says freshman fullback Quayvon Hicks will play.
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