College football trades we wish could happen in 2015

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Sep 20, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel (1) runs down the field ahead of Troy Trojans cornerback Keion Payne (2) during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Sony Michel is behind the SEC’s top running in Nick Chubb and while he’s going to have a nice role as the No. 2 back in the Georgia Bulldogs offense, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish need him more and pay the price.

Georgia can afford to give up the former five-star recruit who was actually ranked higher coming out of high school than Chubb who tore up the SEC last year when Todd Gurley was suspended and then lost for the season due to an ACL tear.

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Notre Dame is beginning the year without Greg Bryant in the backfield as he serves a suspension and he’s never lived up the expectations when he came to South Bend as a five-star recruit. The Irish have a legit opportunity to play in the College Football Playoff this year, but not if they can’t run the ball. Tarean Folston is a quality option but adding Michel would see the offense take off and lower the weight on the shoulders of first-year starting quarterback Malik Zaire.

Nyles Morgan is a tough player to lose as the former four-star recruit played well as a true freshman last year and finished seventh on the team in tackles. With Morgan in the fold, Reggie Carter and Tim Kimbrough can compete for the second inside linebacker spot in Jeremy Pruitt’s defense that looks dominant on the edges.

This is a trade that helps both teams and could result in the two meeting in the postseason. Notre Dame has a need for a pass rusher, so this could expand with Georgia throwing in Lorenzo Carter if the Irish will part with Jerry Tillery and C.J. Prosise or Corey Robinson.

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