“We’ve done OK in one-on-one matchups all year,” Swann said. “That’s not what we’re worried about. If that’s what they want to do, I’m pretty sure we’re prepared for it. We’ve been seeing that all year.”
Thomas, a redshirt sophomore, has thrown for 15 touchdown passes and 1,396 yards in 145 attempts.
“It seems like they’re throwing the ball a little bit more with this guy,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “He’s got a very live arm. He’s got some receivers that have done a very good job of catching the ball this year. They’re still kind of running their thing and he seems to run extremely well, but very fast, very agile, very strong arm.”
After throwing for 234 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-43 loss at North Carolina, Johnson said last month of Thomas: “I think he's got a good skill set for what we want to do. We
don't throw the ball a lot. Most of the time we do throw it, it's off play action, and we've been
fortunate to hit some big plays. He's got a couple of pretty good receivers out there that are big
targets that, if you throw it close to them, they do a pretty good job of going to get it.”
“It used to be most of their shots were deep, but I see a lot more versatility in their passing game,” Richt said. “They are big, physical receivers, got strong hands. Absolutely can run by you as well.”