Nick Chubb, Sony Michel feel rested and healthy heading into home stretch
The Georgia Bulldogs have an embarrassment of riches in their backfield, starting with senior stars Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
Behind them is true freshman sensation D’Andre Swift and contributors in Brian Herrien and Elijah Holyfield.
Thanks to the wealth of talented running backs coach Kirby Smart’s squad has to work with, Chubb and Michel haven’t had to take many big hits this year, often letting the other backs run down the clock at the end of games.
Because of that, Chubb said he feels fully healthy through eight games and feels better than he did at the start of the year (via Macon.com):
“I feel great, I feel better now than I did at the beginning of the season,” Chubb said. “It’s how we’ve been sharing the load and not playing full games also. That also helps. We’re doing a good job taking care of everybody.”
Michel agreed, saying Smart deserves credit for keeping players healthy and rested during the long, grueling college football season:
“We feel pretty fresh,” Michel said. “I’d say Coach (Kirby Smart) does a good job of taking care of us, and the whole team, period. We work and he also takes care of us. We’ll probably take the pads off (in practice) sometimes and we’ll still be going fast. I think Coach has a good game-plan when it comes to taking care of our bodies.”
Chubb leads the SEC with 765 rushing yards and Michel isn’t far behind, sitting in eighth place with 629 yards.
If the talented seniors can keep up their strong starts to the year, the Bulldogs could end up going undefeated during the regular season.