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Johnson indicates Marshall will remain starter

TaQuon Marshall of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will likely remain the starting quarterback. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
TaQuon Marshall of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will likely remain the starting quarterback. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Credit: Joe Robbins

Credit: Joe Robbins

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall will continue as starter, coach Paul Johnson indicated on his weekly teleconference on Sunday.

Asked if Marshall will start against Miami this Saturday, Johnson replied, “I don’t see why he wouldn’t. We’ll see how practice goes.”

Marshall started Saturday against North Carolina, playing the first three possessions for the Yellow Jackets in their 38-28 win. However, Johnson replaced him with backup Tobias Oliver for the fourth drive late in the first quarter and Oliver played the rest of the way.

“I think both of those guys have handled it well,” Johnson said. “It is what it is. It’s a good problem to have if you have two good players.”

Against North Carolina, Oliver ran for 120 yards on 28 carries with two touchdowns and was 2-for-2 passing for 104 yards and an 86-yard touchdown pass. He also had a critical fourth-quarter fumble.

Oliver had made the case for more playing time two weeks ago when he led the Jackets to a 49-28 win over Virginia Tech by rushing for 215 yards and three touchdowns as he subbed for Marshall as he came back from a shoulder injury.

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