The Falcons got their camp under way over the weekend, and UGA officially kicked things off today [or maybe it is tomorrow; would not be the first time I ever went early]. I am surprised one of the top questions in this article from the ajc was not about Cox’s ability to lead the team and hold down the QB spot. Assuming that Cox has the position nailed down (mostly because he is a fifth year senior) I think the tailback position is the next most intriguing.
Caleb King, once a celebrated recruit out of Gwinnett County, enters his third season in the Georgia program and gets his first shot at a starting job. Redshirted in 2007 and used sparingly as Moreno’s backup last season, King starts camp No. 1 on the tailback depth chart.
That’s not insignificant, but he will have to fend off competition from three teammates who weren’t in the mix during spring practice: Richard Samuel and Dontavious Jackson, both of whom were injured, and Washaun Ealey, who was still in high school. Plus, 5-foot-7 Carlton Thomas showed in the spring that he intends to command playing time, too.
This is a great time of year. Hope springs eternal for the Dawgs, and I just got my Falcons tickets. Good times!