Georgia Football: ESPN Still Thinks Bama Has the Best Running Backs?, Sony Michel the 2nd String Running Back, Jeremy Pruitt Not Impressed With the Defense – Daily Dose of Dawg
Alabama Running Backs or Georgia Running Backs? Apparently This Is Something That Is Still Debated
Now I have nothing against the University of Alabama. In fact, I envy and respect a lot of things about the program. Nick Saban is the greatest college football coach of all time. They play great fundamental football and have a business-like approach going into every game. They have great facilities and a very rich tradition. But one thing they don’t have, and it’s not even close, is the best stable of running backs in college football. Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, Sony Michel, and Nick Chubb are without a doubt the best combination of running backs in college football this year, and quite possibly one of the best of all time.
Well ESPN seems to disagree. Now the two writers pick sides, but the fact that they even think this is a debate is laughable. Remember, this is the same network that ranked the Arkansas running backs over Georgia’s going into this year.
What Will the Running Back Order Look Like This Year?
So, I have to eat crow a little bit from when I said last week that Keith Marshall would go back to being Todd Gurley’s counterpart. Now I still expect Marshall to have a good season, but TG3 is THE MAN. All day, every day, he is the guy in this Georgia offense, and there’s no one even close to him. What’s interesting, though, is whether Keith Marshall will still be his #2. On Saturday, it was actually freshman 5-star, Sony Michel, who came off the bench first to give Gurley a breather. Now I don’t know if this will stick for the rest of the season, but it’ll be something interesting to keep your eye on.
Chip Towers of the AJC has more on this here.
Pruitt Knows This Defense Still Has a Long Way to Go
Going into half-time against Clemson on Saturday, most of us were probably thinking the same thing. “This is the defense we’re stuck with the rest of the year?” and “How is this any better than last year?” While players seemed to be in better position than they were under Todd Grantham, they were still letting the Clemson offense have their way with them in the first half and put up 21 points. That all changed in the second half, however, when Pruitt made some changes, something Grantham never did. The Bulldog defense held the Tigers to 15 yards, 1 first down, and 0 points in the second half.
Still, Pruitt was not thrilled with his guys’ performance. Story here.
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