“The biggest difference is having some guys who can give whoever’s in there some rest,” quarterback Hutson Mason said. “Having Sony in there really helps Chubb get some good rest. When they’re both healthy you have so many guys in there you always have fresh legs. It helps a lot.”
Now comes the complicated part. Todd Gurley, who was a Heisman Trophy front-runner when he was benched for NCAA rules violations four games ago, returns to the rotation.
“Just another piece to the puzzle,” Michel said. “The team is like a puzzle and if you have the right pieces you can win the game. We’re getting the pieces together to win games. It’ll be great to have everybody back as one unit.”
As for how the hierarchy might look and the carries might be distributed, Michel said, “It doesn’t really matter.
“The Ws are what matter at this point. We’re not focused on carries or how many we got. If I have to go in there and just block, I’m OK with that.”