Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ken Malcome transferring from Georgia
By Edward Aschoff
Georgia will be down a body at running back in 2013, as redshirt sophomore Ken Malcome has decided to transfer in order to get more playing time.
Malcome entered the 2012 season as the Bulldogs' starter, but quickly fell down the depth chart with the emergence of freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. Malcome finished the 2012 season with 274 yards and two touchdowns on 57 carries.
“I have made this decision because I think I can get more playing time someplace else,” Malcome said in a statement. “I have enjoyed my time at Georgia and appreciate the opportunity that Coach (Mark) Richt and the other coaches have given me here. I look forward to my next challenge.”
With Gurley leading all SEC running backs in rushing (1,385 yards) and Marshall adding 759 more yards on the ground, Malcome was likely going to be buried on the depth chart yet again in 2013, so his decision to transfer shouldn't have come as much of a surprise. While he certainly adds depth to the running back position, Gurley and Marshall created quite the dynamic duo and helped keep each other fresh throughout the season.
This is a chance for Malcome to get a fresh start, and it will help Gurley and Marshall get even more time in the Bulldogs' offense.
"We are very appreciative of Ken's contributions to our program and will certainly assist him any way we can in finding a school to continue his career,” Richt said in a statement. “We wish him nothing but the best."