Wear and tear of August hits Dogs

As we near the end of the second week of preseason practice, this is the time when the grind starts to wear on the players and lots of nagging injuries show up. It wasn’t particularly surprising that Thursday’s practice was what Mark Richt deemed the worst so far. 

I’m sure it didn’t help the mood at the Woodruff Practice Fields that tailback Caleb King has to sit out a week to 10 days with one of the more serious of the team’s many hamstring problems. It’ll definitely be a setback for King and for the tailback competition overall. About the best spin you can put on it is that at least it wasn’t the back who had the best day in Wednesday’s scrimmage who got hurt. 

Now it’ll be up to King to stay patient and committed to getting back on track, and Richard Samuel needs to prepare mentally for possibly being the starting tailback. No fumbles, in other words. And more reps for shifty little Carlton Thomas will pay off in the long run.

 

Quintin Banks (Georgia Sports Communications)

Quintin Banks (Georgia Sports Communications)

Another disheartening development was backup safety Quintin Banks injuring his right knee after missing most of last season with two injuries to his left knee. Fortunately, this one wasn’t as serious, and he’s expected to be out only three weeks. Starter Reshad Jones has been out a week with his own hamstring problem, so that’s not helping. But at least this will mean that hard-hitting redshirt freshman Bacarri Rambo will get more work.  

This is the point at which the current team’s much vaunted on-field leadership that we’ve heard about all summer has to step up. As Richt said on Georgiadogs.com, “We’ll see how the leaders handle the adversity of the day and we’ll see how they come back tomorrow.” 

Quarterback Joe Cox, reputedly one of the team’s most vocal leaders, said, “it’s already been addressed. We talked about it right after we ran.” 

It’s three weeks until Stillwater. One bad day of practice and a few relatively minor injuries shouldn’t prevent the 2009 Dogs from finishing the drill, as the saying goes.

110 comments Add your comment

Saint Simons

August 14th, 2009
10:30 am

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahaha

Saint Simons

August 14th, 2009
10:33 am

Roddy Jones just scored again!!!!!!!

JB

August 14th, 2009
10:36 am

when does your unemployment check run out St. Simons ? We need you back working that drive in window.

(45-42) wORLD TOUr

August 14th, 2009
10:40 am

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the stomping of the Dogs
We will teach the poor dumb farmboys
They should stick to sloppin’ hogs
When the Jackets are triumphant
There will be a mighty cheer
We’ll do the same next year!

To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia,
To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia,
To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia,
The cesspool of the South!

Long Dawg

August 14th, 2009
10:42 am

Help me out here. With all the summer conditioning and pre practice warm up why are we hearing so much about hamstrings? A running back in particular has to warm up really good before he goes flat out. Where is the conditioning coach?

southgadawg88

August 14th, 2009
10:46 am

Banks may be done with football this year.

Saint Simons

August 14th, 2009
10:48 am

Long Dawg The conditioning coach is working at the Burger King this year, thanks to our Gov Perdue!

L-Dawg

August 14th, 2009
10:50 am

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!

LOVE MY TEAM, INSTEAD OF LOVING TO HATE ANOTHER!!

GO DAWGS!!!!

22 DAYS MY FRIENDS!!!!

Kendawg

August 14th, 2009
11:04 am

It is a little surprising that we have so many hamstring injuries.

orangepoon

August 14th, 2009
11:12 am

These things all equal out. OSU is having their own problem, the QB has been out with a hamstring problem, one of the RB’s had a concussion, etc.

hello world

August 14th, 2009
11:16 am

Every single team across the country has kids sitting right now with hamstring issues. All of the sitting is mainly a precaution…
Caleb is out for 10 days because they knew his ham was bothering him but they let him play in the scrimmage anyway and now its in worse condition. He’ll be fine soon enough. This is just like any blog, blown way out of proportion!

deaddawgie

August 14th, 2009
11:21 am

doesn’t matter, kid’s a bust anyway

deaddawgie

August 14th, 2009
11:22 am

what’s the over/under on how many turnovers cox and samuels commit in stillwater?

Denver Dog

August 14th, 2009
11:22 am

Ignore the trolls! I think that it sound a little bit normal, this time last year, we had lost 3 starters on the O line, a starting linebacker, a running back, a wide reciever, a tight end, and a punt returner. So before we “woe is me”, remember where we were a year ago.

A couple of good games from the RB position we will forget all this type of thing. It is a contact sport, players get nicked, players get hurt, players get well. Again, I’m just glad we have enough to practice with compared to last year.

Rock Preston

August 14th, 2009
11:26 am

Ha. Good one JB!!!

MiltonDawg

August 14th, 2009
11:30 am

hamstrings we can deal with, tearing acls, mcls we cannot. stay hydrated and be careful out there. we need healthy lines for OSU!!

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

August 14th, 2009
11:52 am

deaddawgie, the kid is playing major college ball is the best conference in the land and was #1 on the depth chart before a minor set back. Exactly what part of that makes him a bust…….that’s right nothing. I’m sure your momma’s proud that you as useless as you are. King will be back as the #1 back long before you are competent at your job

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

August 14th, 2009
11:53 am

playing in not is….oops

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
11:55 am

HEY BILL…

Is anyone talking about Bryan Evans move to safety and how he is working out there?? I havent heard his name, but it seems he had found a home there in the spring. Thanks for all you do.

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

WTF???

August 14th, 2009
11:58 am

Pokes are gonna get EMBARRASSED by my DAWGS!!!! 35 to 7, maybe worse.

dale

August 14th, 2009
12:03 pm

huh? you are liable for slander. An anonymous post on a message board does not come with impunity. (Do you think the law relies on the “email required to post” field to find the source of posts?)

Dog Days

August 14th, 2009
12:11 pm

Is this the point at which we typically go non-contact due to injuries? Funny how UGA is the only team that ever has injuries. looking forward to beating Vandy 47-42 and hearing Richt tell me what a great win it was.

maddawg

August 14th, 2009
12:12 pm

saint simons, do you have an original thought in your brain or can you just copy JB. by the way, your math teacher just called looking for you. recess is over it’s time to learn your times table.

Cuz

August 14th, 2009
12:13 pm

Caleb King is turning out to be a real bust. Samuels will have to carry the load.

Dawgaholic idiot

August 14th, 2009
12:18 pm

I heard Joe Cox caught a 8 lbs. bass after practice last night.

B DAWG

August 14th, 2009
12:26 pm

Hamstring injuries….. Questions about the conditioning coach? Are you kidding me? Questioning a proper warmup…. its freekin 90+ degrees out there!! I think they are warm after 10 minutes on the field!! Hamstring injuries are just like any other strained muscle, it can happen at any time. Regardless of the warmup!! We have a great strength and conditioning coach, Ron Courson is a great trainer also. The Dawgs are in good hands.

Top Dawg

August 14th, 2009
12:28 pm

I wish nothing but the best for Caleb King. However, if he does not get it together in a big way real soon, it will continue to look more and more like he is turning into a footnote in the pages of Bulldog football history.

Habersham Dawg

August 14th, 2009
12:31 pm

Bill, wondering how T. King has been looking at receiver. I’d really like that kid to do well this year.

KNelson

August 14th, 2009
12:33 pm

WTF, you should have been EMBARRASSED by the lack of offense this team showed in the Spring. Your pups will face much better defenses than your own this season and your running game is starting to be sidelined as well. Good that you have a good OL because Cox will need every second he can get!

Top Dawg

August 14th, 2009
12:33 pm

UGA 27, OSU 24

Top Dawg

August 14th, 2009
12:35 pm

Any word on how Shawn Williams (freshman DB) is doing?

southgadawg88

August 14th, 2009
12:46 pm

Cant say King is a bust..it looks to me like they are determined to find out who the number two will be.I doubt King will do much until the last 4-5 scrimmages.

Class of '98

August 14th, 2009
12:50 pm

Enjoy the Jacksonville State game with about 20,000 of your closest nerdy, 90% male, 10% ugly female friends.

Who Cares?

August 14th, 2009
12:52 pm

carmatter

August 14th, 2009
1:02 pm

I’m worried about GT’s defense – Roddy Jones seems to be scoring a lot every day, and the Jackets D can’t seem to stop him.

Saint Simons

August 14th, 2009
1:09 pm

OSU 45 uga 3

Boneyard Randy

August 14th, 2009
1:11 pm

Cox tears ACL. Then I’d be worried. The rest of these injuries are garbage.

m

August 14th, 2009
1:12 pm

The three top high school running back from 2 years ago were:

Jonathan Dwyer, Roddy Jones, and Caleb King. Dwyer is projected to be the 1st running back drafted in the NFL draft, Roddy Jones averaged 14.7 yards per carry against ugag…and Caleb King has been a big bust so far.

The talent, coaching, and momentum all reside at TECH. It is going to be embarassing just how bad TECH is going to stomp ugag this year. Mark it down.

Dawggone

August 14th, 2009
1:22 pm

With the depth of 4 and 5 star players the Dawgs have year after year, I expect no dropoff in the skill level on the field. Coaches will have to coach the newbies up – injuries are no excuse anymore. We must “wipe the smiles off of the Tech fans’ faces” – right Bill!

TYPICAL BULLDAWG FAN

August 14th, 2009
1:24 pm

SAMUALS WILL BE FINE. KING IS A BUST AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN!
TECH SUCKS AND THE GIRLS ARE UGLY!
UGA WILL BE NATIONAL CHAMPLS IN 09!
HUNKER DOWN
WOOF WOOF!!
LET THE BIG DAWG EAT!!!!

WOOF WOOF!!!

Cuz

August 14th, 2009
1:28 pm

What the BUGS don’t realize is that it doesn’t matter if King is a bust. Samuels was a 5-star too. We are loaded with 5-star talent. Tech’s gotten one 5-star in the last 8 years(lol). (((((59-39-5))))) GATA RICHARD SAMUELS

yellow fuzz

August 14th, 2009
1:44 pm

OSU 34, UGA 13

god and greyhound

August 14th, 2009
1:46 pm

uog 2009: 6-6, loss to Tulsa in the Independence Bowl

G2Rhett (Colorado Springs)

August 14th, 2009
1:48 pm

southgadawg88,

Coach Richt stated that Banks just has to get his knee cleaned up. He doesn’t have any significant damage and will be back with the team in three to four weeks.

Top Dawg

August 14th, 2009
1:49 pm

What are the nerds doing on the UGA blog?

yellow fuzz

August 14th, 2009
1:49 pm

King is not a bust to smart people. Only to the koolaid lapping dogs that live on these AJC blogs.

yellow fuzz

August 14th, 2009
1:51 pm

UGA 2009: 5-6, with a loss to Tech in the “Georgia Bowl”

dawgstephen

August 14th, 2009
2:06 pm

This business about Caleb King being a bust is pure stupidity. His first year he redshirted because Thomas Brown and Knowshon were there. Last year Knowshon was the feature back. This is the first year that he is really supposed to produce and hes a REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE..

For goodness sake, let’s give him a chance. MY GOODNESS PEOPLE!!!!

http://www.dawgstephen.blogspot.com

BigDawg63

August 14th, 2009
2:09 pm

Siant Simmons,

Are you just a complete blubbering Idiot? You have nothing to say and yet you come on here thinking you are funny. I’d give anything to meet you in public, I would bet you would do nothing but wet your pants!!! Go play somewhere else unless you have something to say!!!

WBK

August 14th, 2009
2:09 pm

Well, Dawg fans give saint simons and yellow fuzz their day. We will watch the Dawgs every game. We live for the tough games. Who wants a pansy schedule like the other conferences? When the Dawgs win it is a tradition not just a soft schedule. Of course we do need to FIRE MARTINEZ!