ATHENS — A.J. Turman seemed to reinvigorate his career with a good spring. Since then, however, the Georgia tailback hasn’t been heard from, and it doesn’t sound like that will change – even with Nick Chubb’s season-ending injury.
When coach Mark Richt was asked Tuesday about Turman, a redshirt sophomore, and the running back position in general, Richt mentioned Sony Michel, Keith Marshall and Brendan Douglas. He also mentioned that fullback Quayvon Hiicks has been working at tailback in practice, something he’s done in the past when the numbers got thin.
But what about Turman?
“A.J.’s doing really pretty good,” Richt said. “He’s healthy, he’s been working really hard. And he’s been giving us a pretty good look on the scout team lately.”
That didn’t make it sound like Turman would be moving off the scout team and into the rotation.
It may be a bit surprising, but when it comes to Turman’s spring, when he got a lot of scrimmage carries, remember that Chubb’s workload was kept low, and Michel and Marshall both missed most of the spring with injuries.