Caleb King’s phone has been ringing this week. “I’m getting calls and stuff,” he said, from friends demanding to know: “What are you going to write this year? What are you going to write?”
King and fellow Georgia tailback Washaun Ealey wrote the now-famous words “I Run This State” on their bodies for last year’s game against Georgia Tech –- Ealey writing the message under his eyes and King on his arms. The NCAA this year outlawed messages on eye black, but as King noted: “I think we can still write on the arms.”
So, what are you going to write for Saturday night’s game against the Yellow Jackets?
“I don’t have a clue what I’m going to write, if I write anything,” King said. “Last time it just came at the last minute, so hopefully the same thing happens. If you think of something too hard, it probably won’t come out that good.”
King and Ealey made good on their words a year ago, running for 166 and 183 yards, respectively, against Tech -– the only time in the past six seasons Georgia has had two 100-yard rushers in the same game.
The tandem hasn’t fared as well this season. Ealey has rushed for 633 yards in 10 games (six starts) and King for 388 yards in seven games (four starts). Both have struggled to stay on the field.
“I was suspended, or he was suspended. I was hurt, or he was hurt,” King said. “This is pretty much like the first game we’re both 100 percent. So hopefully we can do what we did last year.”
A few other notes on Tech-Georgia eve: