There are a lot of great combinations in the world. Peanut butter and chocolate. Pizza and beer. Steve Spurrier and visors.
Okay, that last one is up for debate. But another great combination for Georgia Bulldog fans is that of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Georgia started the year with what looked like a three-headed tailback attack at a minimum, featuring those two and Keith Marshall. Marshall is still obviously a solid contributor in the backfield. And there's every reason to believe that Brendan Douglas and even A.J. Turman could be solid contributors behind them. But through three games it more and more appears that Chubb and Michel are the primary cogs in the Georgia rushing attack.
But what's even more exciting, what really made last week's victory over South Carolina interesting to me was the way the two have come to complement each other. Chubb is the thunder, a bruising back who's rarely brought down for a loss and is tough to stop on short yardage situations. Michel has evolved into not only a solid runner but also a real threat in the passing game.
While I shudder to even broach the possibility, if (says a little prayer, turns around three times) Nick Chubb does have to miss time due to injury this season, Georgia may be in a better position than any other team in America to absorb that kind of loss. If both Chubb and Michel stay healthy, I expect that we'll see each's role evolve as the season progresses. Oh, and they'll both be back next season. I don't think it's a stretch to say that we're living in a golden age of Bulldog tailbacks here. Let's all make sure we take the chance to savor it. Until later . . .