Kirby Smart: We need to get Zamir White more involved
Georgia fans watching Saturday night’s game between UGA and Notre Dame were probably surprised by the lack of carries for one running back. Former 5-star recruit Zamir White did not get in the game after playing in the Bulldogs’ first three contests. At his Tuesday press conference, Kirby Smart acknowledged that he would like to change that going forward.
“We wanted to get Zamir involved and we need to do that,” Smart told reporters. “And he’s growing and getting better. He had two of the best blitz pick-ups I’ve seen out there today where he stoned them. So he’s getting better and he’s getting more confident and I want to be able to show confidence in him and put him out there and let him go play.”
Smart added that he had hoped to get White and others involved.
“It wasn’t just Zamir,” Smart said. “It was a lot of guys. There were a lot of guys that I would’ve loved to get in the game but the opportunity never presented itself. And we still played a lot of people.”
Even without playing against the Fighting Irish, White is third on the team in rushing yards, logging 19 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Georgia is averaging an eye-catching 6.93 yards per rush. White averages 7.42 yards per attempt.