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Kirby Smart Intends To Platoon Nick Chubb, Sony Michel At Running Back

Nick Chubb sprints on a treadmill.

nick chubb sprints on treadmill

When healthy, Nick Chubb is one of the best running backs in all of college football. While his rehab from last season's knee injury is reportedly going well, and he's already taking part in practice, new head coach Kirby Smart does not expect his star to be 100-percent to start the season. Luckily, Georgia has another ridiculously-talented running back in Sony Michel, and Smart wants to platoon the two to start the year.

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More from Smart, via ESPN's Adam Rittenberg:

...We've got a couple young pups, we signed a guy, but that's the scariest position because even with Nick at 100 percent, which I don't think he's going to be 100 percent right away, we've only got two. We want to platoon them. There's just too much unknown right now on Nick to feel certain."

Michel is a dynamic runner in his own right, but we hope to see Chubb back at full strength at some point this fall.

[ESPN]

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