Even Kirby Smart’s getting excited about what he’s seeing out of his star running back this spring.
No matter how many times it was asked a year ago, Kirby Smart never cracked. He never used Nick Chubb’s gruesome knee injury as an excuse for the star running backs’ drop in production. He never didn’t even lend credence to the idea that Chubb wasn’t 100 percent.
This spring, however, might be causing him to change his tune.
“I think you know more about last fall by what you see this spring out of Nick,” Smart said. “He’s a lot closer to 100 percent. He’s certainly got more burst and power.”
Among other things I’m hoping for in 2017, I want to see Chubb have the kind of season he deserves in his final year. With a little help from his offensive line, who knows?