“You cannot just run outside in every play. In the SEC, everybody is fast,” Brian Herrien

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“You cannot just run outside in every play. In the SEC, everybody is fast,” Brian Herrien

Brian Herrien (35) takes the ball outside and runs for the end zone during the third quarter of the Kentucky game, Saturday, October 19, 2019
Brian Herrien (35) takes the ball outside and runs for the end zone during the third quarter of the Kentucky game, Saturday, October 19, 2019

Senior running back Brian Herrien took time after Wednesday’s practice to explain why Georgia doesn’t run to the outside of the offensive tackle more often. The answer? SEC speed on defense.

“I mean this is football. You cannot just run outside in every play. In the SEC, everybody is fast,” said Herrien. “Even the defensive line is fast, the tackles are fast enough to catch you running outside.”

Which is probably another reason you don’t see as many offenses run the toss sweep as they used to do.

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Herrien went on to add that the inside zone runs open help to open up those outside runs and vice-a-versa.

“But at the same time, the inside zone runs open up the outside zone runs and the outside zone runs open up the inside zone runs,” said Herrien. “I mean they complement each other. We just have to do it better.”

You can watch Brian Herrien‘s full post-practice interview from Wednesday by clicking on the video below.

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