Is the Georgia running back group Mark Richt's best in 14 years at Georgia?
Mark Richt got this question on his Sunday night teleconference: Top to bottom, is his current group of running backs the most talented he has had in his 14 years in Athens?
“It probably is,” Richt answered. “I mean, I shouldn’t … make a statement like that because you think you’re going to hurt somebody’s feelings. But this bunch is pretty good.”
“Now we had a time where we had Danny Ware, [Kregg] Lumpkin and Thomas Brown – all NFL players – and Knowshon Moreno as a freshman … that was a pretty good bunch as well.”
Lauded true freshmen Sony Michel and Nick Chubb made an impact in Saturday’s season-opening win against Clemson at Sanford Stadium. The two combined to rush for 103 yards and a touchdown.
Those numbers, impressive as they are, pale in comparison to Todd Gurley’s career night. The Heisman candidate rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.
In total, Georgia rushed for 328 yards against a very good Clemson defense. Not many would argue that the Bulldogs’ stable of backs is the best, and deepest, in the SEC.
This won’t be the last time you’re impressed by them.