ATHENS — Georgia football defenders players David Marshall and Monty Rice aren’t big talkers, but they both get to the point.
That was once again the case following Tuesday practice, and they were selected to speak on behalf of the No. 3-ranked Bulldogs with the 3:30 p.m. Saturday season-opening game closing in.
Here are 3 things gleaned from the interviews with Marshall and Rice
1. Tougher fall camp
Georgia has run more work featuring “ones” going on ones this fall than last season. It’s likely an effort by coach Kirby Smart to help his relatively inexperienced defensive develop quickly.
2. Tyson Campbell breakout candidate
Both Rice and Marshall had strong compliments for the true freshman cornerback, who Smart said earlier is competing for the starting position opposite Deandre Baker along with Eric Stokes, Mark Webb and Ameer Speed. Campbell is a former Class 2A Florida state champ in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.
3. Austin Peay runs wide
The Governors run an offense similar to what Georgia saw with Tennessee and Auburn last season, in terms of their penchant for read option, zone reads and sweeps.
Sophomore quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall, the Ohio Valley Conference preseason Offensive Player of the Year, is an elusive runner who can get the ball downfield.
Game Week: Georgia vs. Austin Peay