Aug. 23, 2012
ATHENS --- Heading into his senior season, Marlon Brown feels he still has a lot to give to the Georgia program.
After coming in as a big-time recruit for the Bulldogs, Brown has been hampered by a succession of injuries that have limited his ability to have the kind of impact he wanted. However with his time as a Bulldog rapidly decreasing, Brown said he is ready to make his mark in his final few games.
“I’m real excited,” he said. “It’s my last season so I’m just trying to go out with a bang. I feel like I’m just worrying about the present not the future. I’m worrying about while I’m here at Georgia, it’s definitely special.”
Coming off a junior season in which he caught 15 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns, the Memphis native said he is excited about the Bulldogs’ current crop of receivers. Brown is one of only three seniors in the group along with Tavarres King and Taylor Bradberry.
“I feel like right now we’ve got seven or eight guys and that’s pretty good,” he said. “Everybody’s getting in and getting out, everybody’s fresh and able to make more plays.”
Brown spoke after Wednesday’s scrimmage, the last the Bulldogs will hold before Sept. 1 when Georgia opens its season at home against Buffalo.
“To be honest it was like a game,” Brown said. “We left Butts-Mehre and went to the stadium, go in the locker rooms do the whole shebang.”
While the Bulldogs held a situational scrimmage on Thursday, the Wednesday session was the last time Georgia competed against the scout team in a game simulation at Sanford Stadium. Brown said the experience was invaluable going into the season.
“I feel like it was pretty good because it was Georgia versus somebody else instead of offense versus defense all the time,” he said. “It kind of gets redundant when it’s the same old, same old so the scrimmage was a good thing.”
The senior split end added that it eases the team on game days to have the simulations in preseason.
With his collegiate career coming to an end, Brown said he hasn’t prepared for the year any differently than any of his previous three seasons in Athens. He did however say that every piece of the team is starting to fall into place for him to make a big exit.
“I’ve gone about it the same as I’ve always gone about it, just go out there, work hard and if the ball comes my way make a play,” Brown said. “I’m feeling pretty good, I’m very confident in the offense and defense and special teams.”