He and Kendall Milton will be the Dawgs’ go-to running backs, and both are itching to prove themselves. Both can handle the load, and today’s article will be about McIntosh. Tomorrow we will touch base on where Milton is.
McIntosh continues to get positive feedback from head coach Kirby Smart throughout this fall camp. In the two scrimmages, it seems like he was a bright spot on the offense, which should excite the fanbase.
Dawg fans saw his potential down the stretch in 2021, but now it’s his time to shine.
Georgia fans will see Kenny McIntosh outwork everyone to prove his worth.
After the second scrimmage, Smart answered a question about McIntosh, and this answer should tell everyone what kind of player he is.
"“He has always been a worker. He was in the shadows of those other guys and now, he steps up and he leads,” Smart said after the second scrimmage. “He pushes guys. He’s got better stamina. There were times where he would get tired in practice in the past. He might be gassed and taking reps. Now, he might be the rush guy. He can go cover a punt. He can run routes out of the back field. He is elusive.”"
Smart said that McIntosh has to maintain his weight, and if he can stay above 205 to 210-pounds, he can protect himself.
"“He has had the best camp he has ever had by far in terms of no mental lapses and picking up pressures,” Smart said. “He has done a tremendous job.”"
When McIntosh chose to come back for another season, this type of work ethic was what Georgia needed from him. I’m not saying he didn’t work like this before, but McIntosh realizes how important this season is to his career, and it should terrify opponents.
Georgia needs someone that can get used in the receiving game and rushing attack, and McIntosh is that guy. He is so much better than some experts suggest. If McIntosh is in as good of shape as Smart suggests, he will hit the ground running in Week 1 against Oregon. McIntosh has waited for this moment, and it seems like he is running away with it.
Georgia football will see a new chapter of RBU begin this season with Milton and McIntosh. Those two have big shoes to fill, but it seems like McIntosh is ready to take on the responsibility. He will outwork everyone to prove himself, and we could see him find a new NFL home next April.