While it’s not ideal to have a redshirt freshman as the backup quarterback, it’s hardly new territory for Tech during Johnson’s tenure. It was the case in 2011 (Synjyn Days), 2012 (Vad Lee), 2013 (Justin Thomas), 2015 (Matthew Jordan after Tim Byerly’s season-ending injury) and last year (Johnson and Jay Jones after Jordan’s season-ending injury).
“I’m really excited to see how far he’s come along, because I know how it is coming in as a freshman, trying to learn the offense and then being on scout team, not really in meetings all the time,” Marshall said Monday.
Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall rushed for 1,146 yards and passed for 927 in 2017, accounting for 27 touchdowns. Tech B-back KirVonte Benson rushed for 1,053 yards in 2017, averaging 5.2 yards per rush. Tech A-back Qua Searcy had 40 touches on offense in 2017, gaining 347 yards (8.7 yards per play). Tech A-back Clinton Lynch had 31 touches on offense in 2017, gaining 252 yards (8.1 yards per play). Tech A-back Nathan Cottrell averaged 8.2 yards per rush in 2017, gaining 271 yards. Tech B-back Jer