‘Wide open’ race to succeed Knowshon

That was an incredible debate that ensued yesterday regarding Georgia’s best quarterbacks of all time. That’s definitely one of those arguments that can go around and around without ever reaching a consensus.

Here’s one that will be a little more finite regarding this year’s team. I’m currently putting a little something together on tailbacks Dontavius Jackson and Carlton Thomas. Those two guys have been kind of like the forgotten men in the Bulldogs’ wide-open race to succeed Knowshon Moreno as the primary ball-carrier next season. And let’s be clear, new running backs coach Bryan McClendon used just those words — “wide open” — to describe the competition.

So which of Georgia’s tailbacks do you believe will end up having the most carries at the end of the 2009 season? Sophomore Caleb King, sophomore Richard Samuel, redshirt freshman Dontavius Jackson, redshirt freshman Carlton Thomas, true freshman Washaun Ealey or junior walkon Kalvin Daniels?

In the meantime, I’m going to be making the conversion over to WordPress for this blog at some point today. I’m going to carry over as much as I can in terms of old blogs but we may lose some of the archives in the process. Sorry for the inconvenience but, by all accounts, it’s going to make for a better blogging experience for all. Wish me luck.

Now for some links . . .

Here’s a nice breakdown of [Georgia's 2009 recruiting efforts](http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/16336/top-25-classes-georgia-bulldogs) by AthlonSports.com. . . .

[Athens Banner-Herald reporter Mark Weiszer](http://blogs.onlineathens.com/node/874) informs us that Matthew Stafford won’t throw at the NFL combine. It’s fairly common, by the way, for the highest-rated quarterbacks.

A shout out to [Georgia coach Mark Richt]( http://markricht.com/blog/blog.php), who reports on his blog that defensive tackle Ricardo Crawford will spend the summer term studying at Oxford in England. Way to go, Ricardo, and thanks for pointing that out, Coach. . . .

Apparently defensive lineman Kwame Geathers is going to make a decision on Friday, according to [TotalUGA.com](http://totaluga.com/news/articles/2009/2/16/geathers-decides-on-day). It’s between Georgia, Tennessee and Central Florida, apparently. Subscription required. . . .

Joe Thiessman thinks the spread offense is stunting the development of quarterbacks such as [Florida’s Tim Tebow]( http://www.star-telegram.com/college_sports/story/1207453.html).

4 comments Add your comment

Brandon

February 20th, 2009
10:54 am

Most Sec schools would love to have the talent we have waiting at running back.

82dawg

February 20th, 2009
10:58 am

Someone needs to step up, Jackson, Thomas, Ealey, King or Samuel. There is no time for a learning curve as we head strait into Stillwater for a game that will need a lot of offense and ball control. We can’t have that defense of ours on the field all day

mcdawg

February 20th, 2009
11:14 am

if they learn to block we will be in fine shape at RB-i like what i saw of King as the season progressed-strong runner and fast-type a guy who can wear down a D

Oledawg

February 21st, 2009
3:48 pm

What’s the “Hello World” after your blogs. I thought that was part of this blog, Chip. We need update info on Charles(his schedule, etc.). How many other undeclared highschoolers do we have out there besides Brown?