Nick Chubb with “a lot more burst and power” is not what the rest of the SEC wants to hear from UGA this spring. Georgia may have question marks at several positions but running back ain’t one (with apologies to Ice-T/Jay-Z). Any report suggesting that Nick Chubb may be back to his pre-injury form is icing on the cake for Georgia fans.
Based on Coach Smart’s remarks it appears that the staff is working with Chubb to improve a skill set that will make him more dangerous in 2017 and more valuable to the NFL after his senior campaign between the hedges:
“It’s really good because the guy is really fast, physical, hard to tackle. His big road block has been to really work on catching the ball out of the backfield even better and become a weapon in that way. And he’s done a good job with that the past two scrimmages. I think his health, in itself. I mean, he’s a different guy this spring, compared to last spring for obvious reasons. I think you know more about last fall by what you see this spring out of Nick that he’s a lot closer to 100 percent. He’s certainly got a lot more burst and power.”
When asked about Nick’s reps during spring, Kirby replied:
“I think both Nick and Sony are both known quantities. Somebody that’s played three years in this conference over that amount of time. We certainly have those guys out there doing everything with everybody else, but they’re not going to get as many totes as some of the younger guys.”