Johnson gave another hint to suggest that Marshall’s status is in the air. After identifying Marshall as part of the first-string line that he’s used when its members are healthy, Johnson said that Will Bryan is the No. 3 offensive tackle “if he doesn’t start.”
Bryan started against Alcorn State and South Florida but has not played much since suffering a lower-body injury against USF. He missed the Pittsburgh and Clemson games and was a backup against Bowling Green and Louisville.
If he were to start in Marshall’s spot at right tackle, it would be the third position that he has started in this season, along with left tackle and right guard.
The likely replacement for Camp would be Stephen Dolphus, who subbed in for Camp after his injury. Malachi Carter would be the No. 3 receiver, most likely. Johnson gave Carter a sizable compliment, saying he was as far into his development as any freshman wide receiver that he could remember.
“He’s just a good player,” Johnson said. “He’s a good receiver, he can catch the ball, he comes out of breaks, he’s not afraid to block. He’s just going to be a good player.”