If we’re starting to get some kind of idea about where the coaches are going with the quarterbacks, I can’t say I have the same amount of confidence in knowing which of the running backs are going to get significant carries against North Carolina. Yesterday, we learned that Elijah Holyfield’s ankle injury isn’t particularly serious.
Smart said Monday night on 960 The Ref that “it’s not a major ankle (injury), it’s not a high ankle. It’s not as bad as (tight end) Charlie Woerner’s was. We think he’ll be back by the end of the week. He’s out there pushing on it right now. It’s not a major deal.”
Buuuut… Smart also had this to say.
Later he said Holyfield is doing well in camp but is not expected to get a lot of carries in the opening game.
Hmmm. I don’t know if that’s because the injury set him back, because Smart doesn’t trust true freshmen running backs, or something else. But when you add in Michel’s status,
Smart on Monday night gave the Athens Touchdown Club an update on Michel’s status:
“Sony’s doing all he can,” he said. “There’s only so much that Sony can do himself. The bone’s got to heal. The doctor’s have got to feel comfortable that he’s safe to put himself out there and be able to play with that injury that’s recovered. …It’s more about putting pressure on that arm and that’s just going to be a matter of time.”
Smart said he didn’t know if Michel will be available for the opener against North Carolina on Sept. 3.
… you have to wonder if Chubb will be getting a lot more carries than anyone anticipated. Could be interesting…