Unlike Mike Griffith, I don’t think Kirby Smart is going into this season with an objective to give D’Andre Swift an opportunity to win the Heisman, but do I think Smart plans on running more of Georgia’s offense through its best player? Sounds like it:
“I think the biggest thing, besides his health, is just the touches,” Smart said in an exclusive interview with WSB for the Bulldogs Game Day Show. “He’s been sharing touches, sharing touches, and he’s really a talented player.
“We’ve got to find a way to get him more touches and he’s got to be able to handle the volume, and a lot of that comes with a good offseason, which he has had so far.”
There’s little question that Swift looked like a different back late last season once he got over his injury problem. He was tenth nationally in yards per carry last November. He’s indicated that he’s turning pro after this season. There’s experience on the roster with Brian Herrien, but he’s not the same quality back. There’s tremendous potential with kids like Zamir White, but right now, potential is all there is. Add all that up and it’s a no-brainer that Smart wants more touches for Swift.
Early on, at least, it’s gonna be D’Andre’s world, and we Dawg fans are gonna be lucky enough to live in it.