<
>

Tailback by committee at Georgia?

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Thanks to David Hale of The Macon Telegraph, we have a little better feel of who's the front-runner to be Georgia's go-to guy at tailback this season.

It doesn't sound like the Bulldogs will have ... one.

Redshirt freshman Carlton Thomas, who was the star of the spring, tells Hale that he's braced for the Bulldogs to use more of a tailback-by-committee approach this fall.

Makes sense.

Knowshon Moreno was the complete package, but Caleb King, Richard Samuel and Thomas all do different things well and figure to be utilized depending on the situation.

Georgia coach Mark Richt likes to use multiple backs anyway and told me back in the spring the running game wasn't a concern. He likes the combination of Georgia's offensive line experience returning as well as the Bulldogs' overall ability at running back.

King didn't exactly jump out there and seize the job this spring, which prompted some to wonder if he had the toughness and drive to be a great back in the SEC. He certainly has the talent, and by all accounts, has been fueled more than ever this summer by some of the questions surrounding his so-so spring.

Samuel, with his speed, and Thomas, with his moves and shiftiness, should complement King well, and don't forget about redshirt freshman Dontavius Jackson and true freshman Wayshaun Ealey.

"We have everything it takes to be a very good team running the football, but we have to go out there and prove it," junior offensive guard/tackle Clint Boling said.