Despite gaining nearly 3,500 rushing yards through his first three seasons at Georgia, running back Nick Chubb decided to stay in Athens for his senior year.

The talented runner traveled to SEC Media Days with the Bulldogs contingent and met with reporters on Tuesday morning. Chubb, who finished with 1,130 yards in 2016 while sharing the backfield with Sony Michel, was asked quite a bit about his decision to return to school rather than leaving for the NFL.

"We had both been talking and it made it so much easier to decide to come back when we found out we both wanted to come back and play our last year together,” Chubb said about team Michel.

Few running backs of been as consistent as Chubb over the past three seasons. He's rushed for more than 100 yards in 18 of 32 career games, including a 146-yard effort against Alabama as a sophomore before an injury ended his year. Although he's only faced the Crimson Tide once, Chubb said it's probably still the toughest defense he's squared off against.

"You've got to do everything right," Chubb said about Alabama. "You can't have any mistakes. You can't give them anything. You just have to be on your A-game to beat those guys. They're a very good team."

The Bulldogs won't play Alabama this season unless the teams meet in the SEC Championship in Atlanta.