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Sony Michel runs for long touchdown in Georgia's scrimmage

Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

Georgia running backs coach Thomas Brown instructs Keith Marshall during a drill.
Georgia running backs coach Thomas Brown instructs Keith Marshall during a drill.

During Georgia’s scrimmage on Thursday, sophomore running back Sony Michel took off for a long touchdown that head coach Mark Richt said went over 50 yards.

Michel found a hole and apparently streaked down the field quickly for the score.

“All I saw was him running down the field,” running back Brendan Douglas said. “I think it was just a middle zone play out of the (shotgun), I believe. It opened up nicely and he was off to the races.”

Following the scrimmage, Richt said Michel is in line to receive the second-most carries behind sophomore Nick Chubb, who totaled 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Bulldogs a year ago.

From there, Richt said Douglas and Keith Marshall are in line for the No. 3 running back spot.

“Both of those guys have proved to be game ready, to me,” Richt said.

As for Chubb, Richt said it was tough sledding on the field for him during the scrimmage as lanes were not opening up for him.

“There wasn’t a whole lot of space for him today,” Richt said. “He earned everything he got.”

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