Kirby Smart has to go full “best long snappah in the conference” mode… about Vanderbilt’s all-time leading rusher.
“There’s nothing that I can say as far as seeing him struggling,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “I know this — he runs with a lot of power for a smaller back. I saw him run over a safety from Florida, and he did the same to Ronnie Harrison from Alabama. He plays with more power than people give him credit for. He is extremely elusive. He is dangerous out of the backfield, and they do a good job of getting him the ball in the passing game.
“He’s one of the most electric players in our conference, and that’s evidenced by his statistics. He’s the leading rusher in their history.”
Not a good look.
Meanwhile, Derek Mason is having to resort to slogans.
“Part of it is the inexperience of the front and the lack of continuity,” fourth-year Commodores coach Derek Mason said. “They all have to anchor down and take some ownership of it. Running backs and linemen go hand in hand, and it’s about accountability all the way around. I think our backs are running decent, but not necessarily hard all the time.
“We need more all across the board, and it starts with those two groups if we want the run game to be what it needs to be.”
Booch couldn’t have said it any better.
I respect the job Kyle Shurmur’s done throwing the ball, but if Vandy can’t get its run game going Saturday, how is Vanderbilt going to score enough on a Georgia defense that’s giving up less than ten points a game to win?