Texas A&M head coach compared Benny Snell to the former NFL great, Emmitt Smith. Pretty big compliment considering Smith is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.
“He reminds me of the way Emmitt used to run. Emmitt had all the big plays and all that, but Emmitt made yards on everything he did. You know what I’m saying? Back in the day when you really watched him, and you think, ‘Well, they got him,’ at the end of the day, he’d have 25 carries for about 160. Where did that come from? It’s just constantly moving the chains. He’s strong and powerful and all of a sudden, he breaks out. He’s very patient. He finds space in places there aren’t space, where there shouldn’t be. It’s going to be a huge challenge.”
“I’ve never seen a guy that can take a one yard run that looks like a one-yard run and all of a sudden it’s eight, their offensive line does a great job inside blocking. He finds holes, wiggles and all of a sudden, boom, he’s out there for a big play. Just constantly competing in how he makes yards. And what Kentucky does at quarterback is very dynamic and explosive. You have to keep leverage on [Terry Wilson], he can run. You get caught up in that run game and they throw the deep ball over your head. In the passing game, they do what they have to, they understand what their team is.” Says Jimbo Fischer
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