Richt anxious to get a look at Ealey

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

HOOVER, Ala. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt looks at his running back situation a little differently than most people.

With superstar Knowshon Moreno gone to the NFL, there's not a proven guy back there. But Richt is comfortable with whoever emerges.

The three returnees are Caleb King, Richard Samuel and Carlton Thomas, a redshirt freshman who had a big spring. Richt is equally excited to see what true freshman Washaun Ealey can do in the preseason.

"He's a beast," Richt said. "He might end up being one of our best two. I don't know. We'll wait until we see him. I really don't have any expectation about who's going to be the starter, but I feel like I could reach in blindly and pull out two or three of those guys and we're going to be pretty good at that position.

"If it's two or three guys rotating in or one guy carrying the load, I'm OK with either. But we're going to run the football."