"They tease each other all the time," Holliday said. "Of course, [Butler and Grooms] tell Remi he would have gotten caught in those two situations [long TD runs]."
Watson can take it, though. He knows they have the fast wheels to back up their fast smack.
"When they get their foot in the ground and go north you get to see their 4.3, 4.2 speed," Watson said. "Both of them break off long runs, and they just look pretty. I just laugh when they get out in the open - I'm like, 'Y'all ain't catching them.'"
Holliday's offensive coordinator, Bill Legg, praised the lesser-discussed part of the freshman backs' work.
"I didn't worry so much about the run game, and how it would progress with the three young guys," Legg said. "The thing that you worry about is pass protection. And that's the thing I've been extremely pleased with is how well they've picked up who they're responsible for when they're involved in pass protection.
"You don't have to coach running backs really hard when it comes to running the football. It's the other things - the footwork to the exchange point, it's where the track is, it's understanding, 'I'm supposed to read this block first' in the run game. From there, if they've got it, they've got it.
"And we've got a lot of guys who are pretty good. You just can't play them all. But it's the passing game that takes the longest, and they've done a really good job."
On the injury front, Holliday said Jarquez Samuel should be back from missing the Southern Miss game, and Andre Snipes-Booker should return from his mid-game injury.
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