Can Georgia have two runners again with 1,000 yards? Kirby Smart thinks so.
"Yes," the Bulldogs fourth-year coach said, "in a perfect world."
The perfect has become the norm of the late. The Bulldogs have put up two 1,000 yard yards each if the last two seasons, with Nick Chub and Sonny Michelle leading the mark in 2017, followed by Elijah Holyfield and Andre Swift last season.
Including Chubb and Michel and in 2014 and # 15, Georgia has produced at least one 1,000 yard rusher in each of the last five seasons with seven players during that period.
But this year is particularly interesting for the Bulldogs. First, while it may seem like there is enough talent when running back, as usual, Swift is the only proven quarterback he has produced all season. And even then the injury problems slowed him down and took him out of the mix for a short while.
Also, the question arises of what Georgia's offense might look like in his first year under offensive coordinator James Cowley. Reportedly, the Bulldogs throw a little more ball.
Finally, there are many backs that Georgia will want to consider. So while Swift and senior Brian Herrien have experience at the top of the depth chart, what about the much-improved James Cook? What about the new addition of Kenny Mackintosh. And then, of course, there's the most talk of the back, since, since the previous 5-star backs have emerged ̵
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Only attempting to obtain a fair sample of all five hindquarters can cancel the search for another 1,000 yards, no matter two. Of course, this is not the ultimate goal.
Smart said the Bulldogs are more concerned with running the ball more effectively than running.
"I wish success to each of these players," he said. "If each of those backs is a success, would you end up with no one getting 1,000? … This can. "
Smart said that three or four backs falling just 1,000 yards might actually be the best case scenario.
"But we don't know how it's going to play because we don't have 'I don't know (the players) health or how it's going to continue,'" he said. (But) I would like to have two 1,000 yard breakdowns again, because I think it helps you dial. … But I didn't pass a four back. "
If Georgia has two yardage agains , the handicap of which two could be is a difficult assumption Swift and Herrien deal most with offense # 1, but sophomore K uk gets a lot of practice attempts and is included in several special packages.
Cook, Smart said, "he is much more in tune with his ability to interrupt races and make tracks and he has been able to show that. that James had a really good camp. "
But there are more buzzes for White than anyone. Earlier this week, Isaiah Wilson's junior team was proud of the 220-pound freshman. "I wouldn't want to be.
The odds are very good, there will be more than 2,000 yards. Georgia has traveled over 3,000 yards each of the last two seasons and has had no less than 2000 since 2010. How yards are distributed is the mystery that awaits you.
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