UGA Players Impressed w/ Braxton Miller Spin

ATHENS - Watching the Ohio State-Virginia Tech game Monday night, Georgia's Malcolm Mitchell was just as wowed by the spin move from Buckeye Braxton Miller as the rest of the nation.

Miller scored a 53-yard touchdown on a play in which he took a direct snap, went down the left side and left two Hokie players in his tracks.

“I immediately picked up my phone and texted Isaiah McKenzie and said, `Man, you’re going to have some competition winning that award because he was everywhere last night,” the wide receiver said Tuesday.

That award is the Paul Hornung Award for nation’s most versatile player.

Mitchell can spin too, but he’s not sure he can pull off what Miller said.

“I actually worked on one in practice yesterday before I saw his,” Mitchell said. “I doubt it was that impressive. ...I have it in me. Can I pull it off like that? I'm not sure.”

Georgia star tailback Nick Chubb watched Miller’s play as well.

“It was sweet,” Chubb said.

He’s not planning to execute that himself.

“I don’t really like to spin,” Chubb said. “It’s just an open hit for anybody coming down.”

McKenzie, who had three return touchdowns last season, will be available to return punts and kicks this week after not doing any last week while coaches were cautious due to a hamstring injury last month. Coach Mark Richt said McKenzie is more likely to handle punt returns.


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