And if your hamstrings were more durable, you’d be hearing a lot more.
Bailey is widely viewed as Georgia’s most versatile player since the inception of two-platoon football, logging more than 1,000 plays on offense, defense and special teams during Georgia’s 8-3 regular season in ’98. The All-American tallied more than 100 plays in seven games and amassed 744 receiving yards, 52 tackles and three interceptions.
Mitchell won’t be getting 100 plays a game any time soon, but coach Mark Richt said he could be in for 60 plays during the first couple of games before getting to 70 or 80 when the weather cools. Richt said Saturday that Mitchell could be in the defensive and offensive game plans for the Sept.1 opener with Buffalo.
“That’s a lot of opportunity,” Mitchell said. “Some people don’t play 80 plays in two games, and I may get to do it in one? That’s a lot of opportunity and a lot of chances to make something happen.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be holding my breath all season, hoping he stays healthy. Should the blow outs come, Mitchell should come out of the game and placed in bubble wrap even before Murray does.