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Sony Michel: Georgia looking to ramp up Michel’s workload


Georgia head coach Kirby Smart answers a question during the Bulldogs#039 press conference at Butts Mehre Heritage Hall in Athens Ga. on Monday Sept. 12 2016

Get ready for another week of quarterback musical chairs at Georgia.

While the highly recruited Eason is clearly the long-range plan, coach Kirby Smart said again Monday that neither quarterback has done enough to change the week-to-week approach he’s been taking with the most prominent position on the field. After all, neither was very good in a lackluster, 26-24 victory over Nicholls State. “We got great quarterbacks, so we just got a lot of work to do”. Once we put that together, we’ll decide which ways we want to strategize, which ways we want to attack. For Greyson, coming off of the bench, he did what we asked him to do. “That’ll play itself out throughout the course of the week”. However, Eason’s numbers are kind of deceiving, considering 66 of his yards came on a touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie, while numerous receivers, including Michael Chigbu, dropped well-thrown passes.

The Bulldogs escaped 26-24 and had issues along the offensive line and with getting the Colonels off the field on third down. Lambert, who went 2 of 3 passing for 2 yards, did what he was asked.

Greyson Lambert then entered the game towards the end, and he managed the game correctly in order for the Bulldogs to salt the clock away.

As the team looks to shake off the subpar performance against Nicholls State, here are three storylines (besides the obvious need for improvement) as Georgia begins to open up planning for the third week of the season. “It just didn’t get to fruition”. He’ll be special teams, he’ll be running back.

“We weren’t limiting his snaps”, Smart said. “That comes from great leadership and we have to get better leadership”. “Jacob made some mistakes, but he also made some really good plays”.

Last year’s leading rusher played for the first time this season against Nicholls State this past Saturday.

In the Nicholls State game, Georgia’s offensive line could not block anyone, and there was a direct correlation to how the running game fared. Georgia averaged 5.6 yards per carry against North Carolina.

“Watching film, it was exactly what we thought”, Smart said. Coach (Barry) Odom does a great job defensively. The sophomore threw a school record-tying five touchdown passes and his 450 yards through the air were just 30 yards shy of the school record in the Tigers’ 61-21 win over Eastern Michigan last Saturday.

Chubb had only 17 yards rushing in the first half and lost a fumble that set up Dontrell Taylor’s 4-yard touchdown run late in the half.

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