Entering Year 2 of the Kirby Smart era in Athens, Georgia is hoping its offense takes a big step forward in order to live up to the hype as arguably the lead contenders to win the SEC East in 2017. After ranking No. 11 in both scoring offense and total offense in the SEC in the first year under offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, similar results this year won’t get the Bulldogs any closer to Atlanta.
While he certainly wasn’t part of the issues experienced by the Bulldog offense in the team’s first year under Chaney, senior running back Nick Chubb met with the media Tuesday to shed some light on the improvements he has already begun to see from the UGA offense.
“We have a long way away from the season, but we have made a lot of progress this spring, I’m excited to see what will happen I know we are doing good right now,” Chubb said.
Chubb didn’t shy away from noting the offensive line’s progress this spring. Considering that unit often struggled at times last fall, any progress from the offensive line has to be a huge plus for Bulldog Nation. The senior running back noted the line’s communication was key to the unit’s progression this spring.
“I see it, and I hear it, they are communicating,” Chubb said. “Knowing what to do and how to do it. It all starts up front with them, knowing what to do.”
The senior back was also pressed about his thoughts on the anticipated crowd for the Red & Black Game. After over 93,000 showed up in full force to watch Georgia’s spring game last season, is the crowd destined to thin this spring? Chubb isn’t sure but is hopeful the upcoming spring game features another packed house.
“Hopefully we pack it out again,” Chubb said. “Maybe it will happen, maybe not. I hope so.”
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