SEC: Richard Samuel

DawgNation links: Jones nabs spotlight

September, 9, 2012
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David Ching writes: With four defensive stars still suspended in a high-stakes SEC opener on the national stage, Georgia could count on, among plenty of others, linebacker Jarvis Jones, who rallied the Bulldogs with his seemingly endless stifling of James Franklin and Mizzou in their conference debut.

Ching Insider: 3 up, 3 down

Ching Insider: Random thoughts on Georgia at Missouri -- Finally, against Missouri and after four years of waiting, Georgia fans might’ve seen receiver Marlon Brown’s big breakout game?

DawgNation links: Murray's obsession

August, 23, 2012
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David Ching writes: Aaron Murray is the SEC's most experienced QB, but big wins have eluded him and he's focusing on fixing the small things, hoping they will lead to bigger rewards.

Ching Insider: Practice notes. After Wednesday afternoon’s scrimmage, Mark Richt didn’t exactly declare Ken Malcome Georgia’s starting tailback, but the veteran Bulldog was glad to know his coach presumed he would get the nod.

Ching Insider: The Bulldogs’ regulars versus the scout team played one half of a scrimmage in Stanford Stadium and Mark Richt spotted “Buffalo” a 35-0 lead before “Georgia” rallied back to send the game to overtime.

Kipp Adams writes Insider: What does such a large and nearly full Class of 2013 mean for the top Georgia targets still out there? That question and more in this week’s DawgNation recruiting mailbag.

Ching Around the hedges in 80 Days Insider: Regardless of whether he cracks the lineup this fall, long snapper Nathan Theus knows he has an excellent chance to become the full-time snapper for the next three seasons once the senior ahead of him exhausts his eligibility.

Tyrann Mathieu is receiving a lot of schools, as he plans his college football future.

About 20 schools are interested in the All-American defensive back and have contacted LSU to get permission to speak with Mathieu. He has already visited McNeese State and Nicholls State officials said on Wednesday that they were granted permission to speak with Mathieu, but haven't heard from him.

What we still don't know is if Mathieu, who was dismissed from LSU for reportedly failing yet another drug test, will return to LSU in 2013. Reports surfaced this week that he was interested in sitting out the 2012 season, paying his own way at LSU and returning to the Tigers' football team in 2013. However, the school won't comment either way on it.

Sumlin names starting QB

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin announced on Wednesday that redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel will start for the Aggies in the season opener against Louisiana Tech.

For a while it seemed as though redshirt sophomore Jameill Showers, who is the only quarterback with any game experience, would eventually win the starting spot, but Manziel made strides during fall camp and passed Showers after a solid showing during Texas A&M's scrimmage Saturday.

"Johnny has performed the best at this stage and we will proceed until the season opener with him getting the first-team reps," Sumlin said. "My policy is simple really; the best player plays. Competition is a great thing and we need more competition at all of our positions. All of our quarterbacks have competed well and I expect them to continue to push Johnny."

Dyer not playing football this fall

It now appears that former Auburn running back Michael Dyer won't be playing football this fall.

Dyer's uncle, Andre Dyer, told ESPN's Joe Schad that his nephew intends to enroll in classes somewhere, but won't play football this fall. Instead, he'll concentrate on returning in 2013.

Dyer's drama began with his indefinite suspension at Auburn for violating unspecified team rules before last season's Chick-fil-A Bowl and continued with him transferring to and later leaving Arkansas State. Dyer, who followed former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, was dismissed from Arkansas State for violating team rules.

Andre Dyer said the goal is now to "get Michael's head in the right place, work on building character and addressing issues before turning back to look at any interest from major schools."

That's certainly a good thing for Dyer, who eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark as both a freshman and sophomore at Auburn. Football should be put on the back burner, as Dyer tries to get his life in order.

Mississippi State's stadium expanding

Mississippi State is about to begin its $75 million expansion of Davis Wade Stadium. It's expected to be finished before the 2014 season.

More than 6,000 seats will be added to bring the stadium's capacity to 61,337. There are also plans for a second high-definition video board, premium seating, restrooms and concession stands.

Mississippi State's new stadium capacity will rank just 12th out of 14 SEC teams, but expansion was needed, as the Bulldogs have sold out 16 straight games and have a waiting list for season tickets.

Lattimore strong during scrimmage

While he didn't play a lot in South Carolina's second scrimmage, running back Marcus Lattimore looked strong as he continues to return from his season-ending knee injury in 2011.

Lattimore only played during the Gamecocks' first two offensive series, but rushed for 23 yards on five carries. Two of his runs went for first downs, and he also caught a pass for 5 yards. He didn't generate a lot of yards, but what pleased coaches was he was able to break several tackles during his runs.

"Marcus made a few runs," coach Steve Spurrier said. "There wasn't a lot of blocking, wasn't a whole lot of holes in there, but he's been going against the first defense."

Even with South Carolina's quarterbacks struggling at times during the scrimmage, freshman tight end Jerell Adams had an impressive outing, as he led all receivers by catching four passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.

For more on South Carolina's scrimmage, check out the Gamecocks' official website.

Gurley solid again in Bulldogs' scrimmage

Freshman running back Todd Gurley continued to impress during fall camp, as he led all of Georgia's running backs with 87 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries in the Bulldogs' second scrimmage. During Georgia's two scrimmages, Gurley has combined for 167 yards and two scores on 15 carries.

Fellow freshman Keith Marshall added 62 yards on five carries, while Richard Samuel and Ken Malcome rushed for 40 and 35 yards, respectively.

Coach Mark Richt wasn't too pleased with parts of the scrimmage, as turnovers became an epidemic.

"I saw some good things," Richt said. "Some good things happened, but I saw a lot of bad things. I saw three pics...bad interceptions, although Corey Moore made a great play on one. Every time the quarterback got touched, they fumbled. We weren't tackling the quarterback, but you're not supposed to fumble every time you're touched."

For more on Georgia's scrimmage, check out the school's official website.

DawgNation links: Roundtable

August, 8, 2012
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DawgNation live chat in The Pound: 7 p.m. ET

DawgNation Roundtable Insider: In Georgia’s 2012 backfield, veteran workhorses Ken Malcome and Richard Samuel will team with bright, shiny new freshman stars Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley. Who will carpe the diem?

David Ching writes Insider: What more could an incoming freshman ask for than an NFL-ready star linebacker such as UGA’s Jarvis Jones making it his mission to prepare the newcomer for life on the college gridiron? That’s Jones’ plan for new UGA offensive tackle John Theus, and everyone else.

Ching Insider: Redshirt freshman Sterling Bailey said goodbye to his no-contact jersey when fall camp started as the defensive end has been cleared to play, coming back from a December injury.

Kipp Adams writes Insider: While schools nationwide court juco DT Toby Johnson, who is in school in Kansas now but attended high school in Atlanta, he finds a certain home-y appeal in the Georgia Bulldogs.

Ching Insider: Around the Hedges in 80 Days -- 24 days to kickoff. The twin brother of Georgia star linebacker Alec Ogletree, fullback Zander Ogletree has been a useful role player through his first two seasons in Athens and should continue on that path in 2012 and beyond.

DawgNation Links: JC lineman commits

August, 3, 2012
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Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: Georgia Military College offensive tackle Trenton Brown from Milledgeville, Ga., committed to the University of Georgia on Friday, one day after it was learned that first-string right tackle Kolton Houston will remain ineligible to play for the foreseeable future.

David Ching writes Insider: Ken Malcome became Georgia’s presumptive starting tailback after Isaiah Crowell’s dismissal in June, but his status atop the depth chart is far from concrete.

Opening preseason camp: Georgia

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Schedule: The Bulldogs' first practice is on Thursday, and their first day in pads on Aug. 6. They open the season on Sept. 1 at home against Buffalo.

Returning starters: Six on offense and 10 on defense.

Star power: Linebacker Jarvis Jones became an instant celebrity during his first year in the SEC in 2011, as he led the conference in tackles for loss (19.5) and sacks (13.5)

New faces: With the loss of running back Isaiah Crowell, incoming freshman Todd Gurley will be counted on a lot more during preseason camp. It looks like the Bulldogs will have a running game by committee again. Freshman offensive lineman John Theus arrives with a chance to battle for a starting role this fall and linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons could get a chance to play multiple positions, including receiver, for the Bulldogs this fall.

Don’t forget about: Senior wide receiver Marlon Brown arrived years ago with a ton of hype attached to his name. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, he never really reached his potential. But this spring his coaches and teammates were more impressed than ever with Brown's play. He seemed to take a major step in his game and with Malcolm Mitchell getting time at cornerback, Brown will be relied more than ever this fall.

Big shoes to fill: Longtime starting center Ben Jones is gone and that means the construction of Georgia's line could rely on new center David Andrews. The sophomore came out of spring as the starter in the middle, but he was far from perfect during practice. If he can't hold his job that could mean the Bulldogs have to do even more reshuffling with the offensive line, starting with Chris Burnette moving from right guard to center. More movement on an offensive line that wreaks of inexperience is something the staff doesn't want because it could set the offense back.

Key battles: Even if Crowell was on the team, the Bulldogs would still have a pretty exciting battle at running back. Gurley joins true freshman Keith Marshall, senior Richard Samuel, who moved back from fullback, and sophomore Ken Malcome. Georgia would like to find one back to rely on, but none of these players has proved he can be that guy. Also, with Mitchell getting time at corner, Georgia will be looking to find someone to complement Tavarres King. Outside of Brown, there are a slew of players, including Michael Bennett, Chris Conley and Rantavious Wooten, who will be vying for time this fall.

Rising star: Marshall has received a lot of attention since he arrived in Athens this spring, but there's another youngster to keep an eye on in fall camp: redshirt freshman wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley. He sat out last season, but came alive this spring. He's a track star and is extremely athletic. Quarterback Aaron Murray said during the spring that Scott-Wesley has true big-play potential and should get plenty of chances to show his stuff this fall.

Bottom line: The Bulldogs return just about everyone who helped them go to the SEC championship game for the first time since 2005. They were picked to win the SEC Eastern Division at media days and they should begin the season as a top-10 team. However, off-field issues this spring will likely have four key defensive starters out for the first part of the season and Crowell is now at Alabama State. Overall, Georgia has the talent to make an SEC title run, and maybe more, but will these distractions and the hype be too much for the Dawgs?

One good reason: Georgia

July, 23, 2012
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Our "One good reason" series is back, and we're looking at the Georgia Bulldogs.

Good reasons:
Let's see what the Bulldogs can do in 2012:

Georgia will win the SEC: The Bulldogs' defense is loaded.

The Bulldogs have some elite talent coming back on the defensive side of the ball. Ten starters return from a group that ranked fifth nationally in total defense last season. Sure, this team will likely be without four key starters -- safety Bacarri Rambo, cornerbacks Branden Smith and Sanders Commings, and linebacker Alec Ogletree -- at the beginning of the season because of suspension, but it's not like the Bulldogs lack capable bodies to fill in early. Malcolm Mitchell, who played cornerback in high school, moved over to corner this spring and should have an immediate impact, while sophomore Damian Swann has the potential to be a budding star, and he'll get his chance to show it early. Veteran Shawn Williams is still back at safety, as well.

And look at that front seven. Jarvis Jones leads a talented, experienced linebacking corps after being arguably the best at his position last year, racking up 19.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. The scary thing is he insists he'll be even better in 2012. What helps take some pressure off of him is the Bulldogs feel they have another solid pass rusher in Cornelius Washington, who moved from outside linebacker to defensive end. Fellow end Abry Jones had a very solid spring, while nose guards John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers should absolutely swallow up the middle. Getting Ogletree back will make this front group even better.

This group is big, athletic, fast and feels even more comfortable in Todd Grantham's 3-4 scheme. Another top-10 finish is expected.

Why it won't: There too many questions with the running game.

Isaiah Crowell was never spectacular during his very short Georgia career, but he when he was at 100 percent and was all in for the Dawgs, he was the best option at running back. After making strides this spring he was dismissed in June after his arrest on felony gun charges. Now, the Bulldogs will turn to senior Richard Samuel, who has moved back to running back and has 768 career rushing yards, and a handful of youngsters, starting with sophomore Ken Malcome and frosh Keith Marshall. Malcome was used sparringly last season, but had a very productive spring, leaving as the co-starter at running back. Marshall enrolled early with a load of hype, but might be used more on the edge than up the middle. The Bulldogs are also hoping to get a lot out of incoming freshman Todd Gurley and junior Brandon Harton returns as well.

Right now, we don't know what Georgia will get out of this group. There is depth, but none of these backs are truly proven. Georgia ranked 49th in rushing last year with Crowell in the lineup, but in the biggest game of the year -- the SEC title game against LSU -- the Bulldogs mustered just 78 rushing yards -- most of which came in garbage time -- with Malcome leading the way with 37 yards.

Georgia will need much more than that to get to Atlanta and get out of the Georgia Dome with a win. The good news is that only two of Georgia's 2012 opponents ranked within the top 40 in rushing defense last year, in Missouri (30th) and Vanderbilt (36th), but expect Auburn, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee to be better against the run this fall. If the Bulldogs can't get the ground game going on a consistent basis and against better defenses, an SEC title will be hard to come by.

Lunchtime links

July, 23, 2012
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Checking out the SEC links on a Monday.
Earlier this week, Georgia released its post-spring/preseason depth chart.

There were no real shockers to come out of it, but Malcolm Mitchell is listed as the second cornerback behind Sanders Commings, while Tavarres King and Marlon Brown are listed as the starting wide receivers. The coaches have said that the plan is to try and play Mitchell at both corner and receiver this fall, but with Commings and Branden Smith facing suspension for the first part of the season, Mitchell will have a chance to get more work at corner to start the year.

At running back, Isaiah Crowell and Ken Malcome are listed as co-starters. Malcome had a very impressive spring, while Crowell saw some improvement in both his play and attitude. Motivation for Crowell could be on the minds of the coaches with this decision.

There was a bit of a surprise at fullback, as walk-on Merritt Hall is listed on the first team. He's listed in front of Richard Samuel, who moved from running back, and Alexander Ogletree. Georgia coach Mark Richt recently told members of the media that Hall earned the right to be the starter after the impressive spring he had.

Here's the way the rest of Georgia's depth chart looks:

OFFENSE

SE 15 Marlon Brown (6-5, 222, Sr.)
82 Michael Bennett (6-3, 208, RSo.)
6 Michael Erdman (5-10, 191, RSo.)
25 Rhett McGowan (6-0, 190, Jr.)
9 Curtis Wyatt (6-1, 195, RSo.)

LT 72 Kenarious Gates (6-5, 328, Jr.)
74 Austin Long (6-5, 304, Jr.)
63 Xzavier Ward (6-7, 264, RFr.)

LG 64 Dallas Lee (6-4, 300, Jr.)
79 Mark Beard (6-5, 300, So.)
58 Ben Reynolds (6-2, 255, Jr.)

C 61 David Andrews (6-2, 280, So.)
68 Chris Burnette (6-2, 313, Jr.)
64 Dallas Lee (6-4, 300, Jr.)

RG 68 Chris Burnette (6-2, 313, Jr.)
66 Hunter Long (6-4, 300, So.)
77 Caleb Drake (6-1, 275, RFr.)

RT 75 Kolton Houston (6-5, 291, RSo.)
78 Watts Dantzler (6-7, 310, So.)
76 Zach DeBell (6-6, 273, RFr.)
70 Eddie McQuillen (6-8, 264, RFr.)

QB 11 Aaron Murray (6-1, 211, Jr.)
14 Hutson Mason (6-3, 196, Jr.)
16 Christian LeMay (6-2, 198, RFr.)
2 Parker Welch (6-3, 204, RSo.)
10 Faton Bauta (6-3, 222, Fr.)/7 Greg Bingham (6-4, 223, RSo.)

FB 43 Merritt Hall (5-11, 216, RFr.)
22 Richard Samuel IV (6-2, 243, Sr.)
46 Alexander Ogletree (5-10, 224, Jr.)
42 Dustin Royston (5-11, 242, Jr.)
49 Cory Campbell (5-10, 210, RSo.)
58 Taylor Maxey (5-10, 220, RFr.)

RB 24 Ken Malcome (6-0, 226, RSo.) OR
1 Isaiah Crowell (5-11, 215, So.)

4 Keith Marshall (5-11, 202, Fr.)
20 Brandon Harton (5-6, 174, Jr.)
33 Kyle Karempelis (5-9, 180, So.)
23 Alex Parsons (5-10, 194, Jr.)

FLK 12 Tavarres King (6-1, 192, Sr.)
86 Justin Scott-Wesley (5-11, 218, RFr.)
17 Rantavious Wooten (5-10, 185, Jr.) OR
31 Chris Conley (6-3, 202, So.)
80 Taylor Bradberry (6-3, 192, Sr.)
29 Jamal Payette (6-3, 183, RFr.)

TE 88 Arthur Lynch (6-5, 272, Jr.)
87 Jay Rome (6-6, 254, RFr.)
84 Hugh Williams (6-5, 254, RSo.)
27 Greg Mulkey (6-3, 230, RFr.)
83 Jack Loonam (6-0, 215, RFr.)
85 Geoff Rapp (6-3, 230, RFr.)
44 Drew Wilson (6-2, 206, Jr.)

DEFENSE

DE 93 Abry Jones (6-3, 309, Sr.)
56 Garrison Smith (6-3, 294, Jr.)
88 Ricky Lowe (6-7, 258, Sr.)

N 6 John Jenkins (6-3, 351, Sr.)
99 Kwame Geathers (6-6, 350, Jr.)
96 Michael Thornton (6-1, 287, RSo.)

DE 83 Cornelius Washington (6-4, 260, Sr.)
47 Ray Drew (6-5, 263, So.)
58 Sterling Bailey (6-3, 259, RFr.)

OLB 33 Chase Vasser (6-3, 227, Jr.)
51 Ramik Wilson (6-2, 224, So.)

OLB 29 Jarvis Jones (6-3, 241, Jr.)
44 T.J. Stripling (6-6, 222, Jr.)
95 Reuben Faloughi (6-5, 255, Jr.)
92 Dexter Morant (6-7, 245, RSo.)

ILB 35 Michael Gilliard (6-2, 220, Sr.)
52 Amarlo Herrera (6-2, 231, So.)
41 Brandon Burrows (6-3, 240, RSo.)
46 A.J. McDonald (6-0, 240, So.)

ILB 9 Alec Ogletree (6-3, 236, Jr.)
45 Christian Robinson (6-2, 226, Sr.)
48 Kosta Vavlas (6-0, 219, RSo.)

CB 19 Sanders Commings (6-2, 217, Jr.)
26 Malcolm Mitchell (6-1, 184, So.)
37 Devin Bowman (6-0, 175, RFr.)
4 Luis Capella (5-10, 176, Jr.)

CB 1 Branden Smith (5-11, 176, Sr.)
5 Damian Swann (5-11, 177, So.)
3 Blake Sailors (5-11, 186, RSo.)

SS 36 Shawn Williams (6-1, 220, Sr.)
39 Corey Moore (6-2, 207, So.)
43 Quintavius Harrow (5-11, 183, So.)
12 Austin Herod (5-10, 191, Jr.)

FS 18 Bacarri Rambo (6-0, 218, Sr.)
11 Connor Norman (5-10, 208, RSo.)
25 Marc Deas (6-1, 197, RSo.)
20 Lucas Redd (6-1, 210, RSo.)

SPECIALISTS

P 97 Adam Erickson (5-10, 168, RFr.)
91 Scott Eichler (5-11, 184, Jr.)
90 Ethan Jackson (5-11, 182, Fr.)

K 99 Jamie Lindley (5-11, 177, Sr.)
97 Adam Erickson (5-10, 168, RSo.)
93 Patrick Beless (5-9, 155, Fr.)

SN 69 Ty Frix (6-0, 213, Sr.)
59 Nathan Theus (6-3, 254, RFr.)
60 Wright Gazaway (6-0, 240, RFr.)

DawgNation links: D-line bolsters O-line

May, 24, 2012
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David Ching writes Insider: Going up against Georgia's brick-wall veteran defense is daunting, but this spring it made the young, suspect O-line better, in turn helping the entire offense become more prepared for the 2012 season.

DawgNation links: Meet Ky Priester

April, 27, 2012
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Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: Sunshine State receiver and UGA commit Ky Priester endured more than a year of frustration with an injury, and a difficult home life. Then he moved to Georgia and his whole world opened up -- on the football field.

Nabulsi Insider: In this week's team mailbag, DawgNation answers questions about the offensive line and the diamonds in the rough, as well as UGA's drug policy.

David Ching writes: Surprisingly, no Bulldogs were selected in first round Thursday night, after projections pointed to versatile offensive lineman Cordy Glenn going in the top 20. Now Glenn waits with the rest of UGA’s draft-hungry alum for Friday’s Rounds 2-3.

Nabulsi Insider: Defensive lineman Jay Woods covets his 20th offer, which came from his childhood favorite Georgia Bulldogs.

DawgNation links: Roundtable

April, 18, 2012
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DawgNation Staff Insider: Roundtable -- With several question marks remaining after the spring game, this week's DawgNation Roundtable discussion covers some of the unresolved issues in Athens. What is the biggest question mark for the Bulldogs coming out of spring practice?

Radi Nabulsi: G-Day game photo gallery

Recapping Georgia's spring game

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Thanks to some late defense heroics, Georgia's Red team defeated the Black team 32-31 in the G-Day Game Saturday in front of 44,117 fans at Sanford Stadium.

Tied at 25 late in the fourth quarter, linebacker Reuben Faloughi knocked the ball out of quarterback Parker Welch's hand. Fellow linebacker Ricky Lowe grabbed the ball out of the air and returned it 62 yards for a touchdown to make it 32-25 with 1:40 remaining.

Less than a minute later, quarterback Christian LeMay put the Black team back on the board with a 66-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jay Rome. The Black team then went for two, and the win, but LeMay's pass to wide receiver Rhett McGowan was incomplete.

"It was a great day for Georgia," coach Mark Richt said. "I feel like everyone enjoyed the game. I thought there were a lot of offensive plays that were made today. When you look at it, the defense was scoring points, too. I thought both sides of the ball played well. It was exciting."

LeMay led all quarterbacks with 154 yards and a touchdown on 7-of-10 passing. Black team running back Richard Samuel also had a game-high 43 yards on eight carries.

Aaron Murray, who quarterbacked the Red team, completed 7-of-17 for 112 yards and a 33-yard touchdown pass to Tavarres King. Hutson Mason, who played for both teams, completed 9-of-12 for 133 yards and a 7-yard touchdown pass to McGowan.

Running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for 39 yards for the Red squad, while Ken Malcome, who has drawn a lot of praise from coaches and players this spring, scored two touchdowns for the Red and rushed for 32 yards.

Linebacker Ramik Wilson led the Red team with seven tackles, including a sack, and returned an interception 19 yards. Linebacker Chase Vasser led the Black team with five tackles and a pass breakup, while linebacker Alec Ogletree registered four tackles and returned an interception 28 yards.

Defensive end Garrison Smith added a big man touchdown when he fell on a fumble by Mason in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Here's a link to more info about Georgia's spring game on the school's official website.

G-Day game notebook 

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia’s coaches hardly would have predicted last September that Ken Malcome would rank among the Bulldogs’ top options at tailback following spring practice.

For a period of one whole day last Sept. 28, Malcome wasn’t a member of the team at all. He informed coach Mark Richt of his intentions to transfer because he was buried on the depth chart following a spate of injuries, only to return a day later.

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Daniel Shirey/US PresswireMark Richt said at G-Day that it does his heart good to see a player who has previously struggled -- such as Ken Malcome -- turn around his game and excel.
Malcome didn’t play for another five games after rejoining the team -- he missed the last of those games, against New Mexico State, for failing a drug test -- but began to make an impact by the end of the season, leading the Bulldogs in rushing in each of their last three games. His progress continued this spring as coaches complimented him for an improved focus and attitude. That helped him move up the depth chart.

DawgNation links: New & improved Crowell

March, 26, 2012
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David Ching writes Insider: Georgia fans will be happy to know -- or will they? -- that mercurial freshman star Isaiah Crowell is earning kudos in spring practice for being a stand-up guy and dependable teammate.

Ching: Breaking down Georgia’s RB race.

Kipp Adams writes Insider: The Bulldogs hoped top OL target Josh Cardiello would give himself a big birthday present by committing this past weekend while visiting Athens.

Adams Insider: WR target DeMarcus Robinson makes a return trip to see the Georgia Bulldogs.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: Georgia offers sophomore DB Nick Glass.

Ching: Brandon Boykin sets a date for pro day.

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