Two-minute drill: Fresh faces, hot workouts

Carlton Thomas (photo by Olivia King)

Carlton Thomas (photo by Olivia King)

As part of his look at “fresh faces” in the SEC,’s Chris Low focuses on Carlton Thomas, Washaun Ealey and Tavares King. Thomas, Low says, “might not be a guy who will carry it 20 or 25 times a game, but he’s a magician at making people miss in the open field and can turn nothing into something in a hurry. Look for Thomas to be the Bulldogs’ changeup back this season and play a key role on third down.” On Ealey: “Every year, there’s a true freshman fans can’t wait to get a look at. This year, that guy at Georgia is the 5-11, 205-pound Ealey, who obliterated the Class A competition in high school while playing for Emanuel County Institute.” And on King: “He’s a tad on the skinny side and still needs to prove that he’s durable enough to weather the pounding in the SEC. But King has added 20 pounds since coming to Georgia last year (up to 182) and possesses the kind of speed that should make him a nice complement to [A.J.] Green.” …  


Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald has a wrap-up of items from the Greater Atlanta Bulldog Club meeting, including Mark Richt saying Georgia players haven’t been working out at 6 a.m. like past summers, but instead have been going at 1, 2:30 or 4 p.m. “It’s cool in the morning,” Richt said. “We said no one’s working out in the morning. Everybody is in the heat the entire summer.”

Other Bulldog Club notes from Weiszer: Damon Evans urged fans to support new basketball coach Mark Fox’s team in person. “Basketball is a sport where we need your support,” Evans said. “We need to see all of you in Stegeman Coliseum. …This man is going to get the job done.” And new gymnastics coach Jay Clark, talking about taking over from retiring Suzanne Yoculan just as seniors Courtney Kupets and Tiffany Tolnay graduate: “The cupboard is not bare by any means, but Suzanne did pick a good time to leave.” … reports former UGA swimmer Mary DeScenza set the world record in the 200-meter butterfly today at the FINA World Championships. DeScenza, a 14-time national champion for the Lady Bulldogs in 2003-06, had a time of 2:04.14 in the preliminaries. The old record of 2:04.18 was set by China’s Liu Zige at the Beijing Games. … has the Las Vegas odds of winning the national championship for SEC teams. For the Dogs: 40/1. … 

And the Kansas City Star puts the magnitude of the SEC’s new TV deal into a Big 12 perspective: Vanderbilt will take home more network TV football money this season than Texas.

24 comments Add your comment


July 29th, 2009
4:12 pm

Carlton Thomas, an inspiration to the vertically challenged.

Long Dawg

July 29th, 2009
4:13 pm

One of the most exciting things to me about this upcoming season is the crop of talent (both RS Freshmen and true Freshmen) coming in that can really make a difference in this team. Another thing is having everyone back healthy. It is gonna make a big difference. Hope CMR will lwt the young guys rip.


July 29th, 2009
4:21 pm

How many carries did that kid from Oregon State have against USC last year? He can’t be any bigger than Thomas…


July 29th, 2009
4:49 pm

Size in college isn’t as much a factor as in the NFL. If thomas has heart and speed he will be a deadly back for us GO DAWGS


July 29th, 2009
4:50 pm

Uh yeah vandy beats texas like UGA finishes over .500…….. welcome new recruits to UGA where so little has been done with so much…..


July 29th, 2009
4:51 pm

Good call by CMR scheduling workouts in the afternoon. Those OKie St boys won’t know what hit them come Sept.5th. If they couldn’t beat Oregon then there is no way they can handle uga.


July 29th, 2009
4:57 pm

The PAC-10 is not the SEC.What happens against the Trojans does not means it’s going to work the same in this league.


July 29th, 2009
4:59 pm

Why must every new running back be compared to Herschel Walker. Let it rest already.


July 29th, 2009
5:03 pm


If you knew anything about college football, then you would know that GA has been one of the top teams in college football over the past 10 years. A study by showed that, over the past 10 years, Georgia’s record is 6th best among all D.1 teams during that period, including the best record of all the teams in the SEC (yes, a better record than FL!).. Moreover, GA has the 2nd best road record in college football during the last decade, winning at a clip of almost 85%. If you don’t call that success, then you’ve simply demonstrated your ignorance for all to see. Here’s a link to the study……. facts are stubborn things!


July 29th, 2009
5:09 pm


Don’t try to argue with an idiot. He will take you down to his level and beat you with experience.


July 29th, 2009
5:39 pm

Delusional SEC fans….. Vandy over Texas…. Good grief people, get a grip. Texas will beat VANDY by at least 3 touchdowns.


July 29th, 2009
5:41 pm

Well, delusional Dawg fans, always drinking way too early!


July 29th, 2009
6:06 pm

gtforever, you are the one that is delusional here. If you would have actually read the article, you would have noticed that he said that Vandy would make more money then Texas this year, and not that they would actually beat them on the field. Maybe you’re the one that started drinking already.


July 29th, 2009
6:56 pm

I was on St Simons this week. I kept waiting to see a billboard that said
45-42 hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Nothing. $4542 was more like it.

I think our blogger bud St Simons really lives in Hahira


July 29th, 2009
6:58 pm

Look for the Dawgs to show their true colors this Fall. Green, Brown and White!


July 29th, 2009
7:02 pm

Enter your comments here

Saint Simons (wannabee)

July 29th, 2009
7:04 pm

(((((31-0 at the half)))))hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


July 29th, 2009
8:08 pm

blah,blah,blah, lets see it on the field. Calling all Dawg fans, don’t read the papers or believe the hype. Its in the history of UGA football. What about the ‘79 season or the 2008 season. Just support the “team” on the field and forget the newspapers.


July 29th, 2009
8:31 pm

I do believe that Saint Simons sits at the computer 24/7, poor soul no life. He has nothing else to do but worry about Georgia and the fans. God Bless his soul.
GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


July 29th, 2009
8:33 pm

Einstein–he didnt say that Vandy would beat them on the field but at the bank–read it again IDIOT!!!

god and greyhound

July 30th, 2009
12:29 am

lol @ the muttfans who are celebrating a team with so many holes they have to play all their freshmen immediately. Rickt hauls in “top 10″ class after “top 10″ class, yet he cannot find enough upperclassmen among this “talent” to beat out a bunch of true freshmen. You’d think muttfans would realize this is a bad thing. Kind of like how losing your #1 pick QB and star RB should be a bad thing. Yet in the muttfans’ world this somehow equates to their team IMPROVING!


Dont’ miss the bus rickt

45-42, bleah

July 30th, 2009
1:19 am

I know I’m a homer, but I hope Tavares King is able to highlight his talent this year. He is a “good kid” and should be able to stretch the defense and provide some relief for AJ Green this year.


July 30th, 2009
8:55 am

gtforever…reread this article. you miseed alot of very important words. it makes it understandable if you don’t skip every 3rd word.


July 31st, 2009
1:26 pm

they do teach engineering and reading at tech. dont they gtforever