D'Andre Swift For Heisman? One Former SEC Coach Thinks He Has A Legit Shot

D'Andre Swift For Heisman? One Former SEC Coach Thinks He Has A Legit Shot

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D'Andre Swift For Heisman? One Former SEC Coach Thinks He Has A Legit Shot


Georgia sophomore running back D’Andre Swift is poised to put up some big numbers this season.

After a stellar freshman season that saw Swift, a third stringer, go for 618 rushing yards and 153 receiving yards, he is set to be the primary back in Athens. With Nick Chubb and Sony Michel gone, a majority of the carries will go to Swift, and many are expecting the Philadelphia native to be a household name.

Former Arkansas and Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt took it one step further while on CBS Sports Network’s “Inside College Football,” saying he expects Swift to finish the season as a top-3 Heisman candidate.

Nutt for sure knows a thing or two about running backs, having coached the legendary Darren McFadden while at Arkansas. In addition to coaching McFadden and Felix Jones, Nutt was also an assistant at Oklahoma State in 1988 when Barry Sanders rushed for the most yards in a single season in college football history (2,628) on his way to winning the Heisman.

Accompanied by South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel and Stanford running back Bryce Love, Swift would have some serious competition. But considering how much Georgia relies on its running game and the number of returning starters on offense, anything is possible for the elusive, yet powerful back.

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