Will King, Ealey write the script this time?

Please join the conversation on Jeff Schultz’s and Mark Bradley’s live blogs during the game.

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:

  • This will be the first Tech-Georgia game since 1996 with neither team ranked in the nation’s Top 25.
  • This will be the first Tech-Georgia game ever to start at night in Sanford Stadium, as well as Georgia’s first night home game against any opponent this season. Tech did not play a home night game this season.
  • Georgia expects more than 100 recruits to attend the game.
  • Georgia leads the all-time series against Tech 60-37-5 or 60-39-5, depending on which school’s records you recognize.
  • Five of the past six games in the series have been decided by seven points or fewer.

126 comments Add your comment

30-24 Dawgs - We Run This State

November 26th, 2010
4:02 pm

So great last year when CK4 and Ealey ran for 339 yards over the maggots! Looking forward to Dawgs making it 9 out of 10 against maggots.

We Run This State!

Ellen

November 26th, 2010
4:05 pm

I’d rather them just focus on playing the game and winning!

Godogs57

November 26th, 2010
4:12 pm

Georgia expects > 100 recruits. Nerds will pop > 100 zits prior to kickoff.

Godogs57

November 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

And Saint Simons will get embarrassed once again…forgot to add…

Sanford Drive

November 26th, 2010
4:25 pm

Just write your footprint in the endzone boys!!!!

Everybody already knows…

(((((WE RUN THIS STATE)))))

Worm

November 26th, 2010
4:26 pm

Auburn -Live by the thug-Die by the thug! Dawgs, Please just let your good play do the talking..I’m sick of all the trash talking…Watch bama-They are kicking a$$ without all the chatter.Refreshing!

Can Georgia Tech upset 5-6 UGA?

November 26th, 2010
4:31 pm

Marcus

November 26th, 2010
4:32 pm

It’s the same O-Line and the same RB’s as 2009, but you have a brand new rookie QB in Murray who can’t audible to the right run calls, and who isn’t a good enough deep ball passer to stop teams form putting 8 in the box.

You also have an OC in mike Bobo who doesn’t believe in the run 1st strategy that Alabama, and Florida have used to dominate the SEC.

King can run, averages over 5 ypc, Ealey’s right there and Ealey had 9 td’s.

Good news Georgia fans, this will be Murray’s LAST start in a Bulldog uniform. Lemay is on the way.

Marcus

November 26th, 2010
4:35 pm

King was a 5 star RB coming out of High School that drew comparisons to Herschel Walker.

Ealey borke all of Herchel’s records in high schools, yards, and touchdowns.

Both have the talent, but the scheme doesn’t favor running the ball, they’re looking for rb’s that do things well other than run the football, mainly block for Aaron Murray.

Richt’s record when he gets a 100 yard rusher is 40-2, but Bobo doesn’t like using this strategy.

Marcus

November 26th, 2010
4:41 pm

Georgia can win if everyone holds their blocks for 15 seconds on pass plays, otherwise Murray can’t manage.

hotbobby

November 26th, 2010
4:43 pm

Better be careful, boys. Not a lot coming out of the Tech camp on this game, but a lot of yah-yahing and confidence coming out of ours. I know we’re not as good as the media thinks, and I don’t think the yellabellies are as bad as the media knows! I know our coaches suc#, though. A scarey combination!

Marcus

November 26th, 2010
4:45 pm

good? Georgia’s 5-6, and Tech is 6-5, Tech should be the favorite. Only reason Georgia is favored is odds makers thought Murray was too injured to play. Knowing Murray has only beat 1 team with a winning record, Tech is favored.

Razor Ramone

November 26th, 2010
4:49 pm

Why don’t Fumble King & Turnover Ealey just do us a favore and not fumble the game away. That’s what I remember then writing this year…

smart dawg

November 26th, 2010
4:56 pm

It’s good uga didn’t play bama this year, or they would be 4-7 about now.

Razor Ramone

November 26th, 2010
4:56 pm

Yeah Marcus, Richt has a way of turning 5 star recruits into nothing. If King had played at Bama he’d be up for te Heisman like Ingram is.

how2fish

November 26th, 2010
4:59 pm

marcus if we start the freshman at QB we will still stomp a mudhole in the Bugs and then stomp it dry…the Bugs maybe favored in your mind but that is not reality..get help please.

Muck Richt

November 26th, 2010
5:53 pm

Ealey and King – the two biggest thugs in Athens. These punks should still be in jail.

Vick=Dog killing Thug

November 26th, 2010
5:59 pm

Looking forward to the beat down. Go DAWGS !

Eaassyy

November 26th, 2010
6:06 pm

I personally cannot wait for Murray to throw for 300 plus yeards tomorrow so Marcus can get the hell off these blogs.

Just wondering...

November 26th, 2010
6:23 pm

How much has it cost UGA to keep bailing these two thugs out of jail?

11 Arrests 5 Wins

November 26th, 2010
6:26 pm

Roddy Jones “runs this state”….240 yards. WITHOUT an arrest, WITHOUT HIT AND run.

Washaun Ealey

November 26th, 2010
6:27 pm

Don’t forget I made 650 on the SAT….someone will have to write for me.

Clarke County Parole Board

November 26th, 2010
6:32 pm

Game is after 6 PM? GA team may not be able to field enough players.

DawginOH

November 26th, 2010
6:32 pm

All they should write is just another great chapter in the history of this rivalry for Georgia. Go Dawgs!!

tha' Pride of College Park

November 26th, 2010
6:42 pm

All ya’ll homeys been dissin my man Cam..now what you got to say?

Auburn Wins

November 26th, 2010
6:46 pm

and Dawg fans STILL suck. Then again, when HAVEN’T they ??

NRBQ

November 26th, 2010
6:51 pm

“All ya’ll homeys been dissin my man Cam..now what you got to say?”

That you’re still stupid?

tha' Pride of College Park

November 26th, 2010
6:56 pm

nrbq,
Look for me in the national championship game. You can watch from yo crib.

dawg from a distance

November 26th, 2010
7:35 pm

Marcus take a chill pill. Go DAWGS! Bowl would be nice.

benadawg

November 26th, 2010
7:37 pm

College park….congrats, but ya’ll sold your soul to the devil for Cam Newton…Go Dawgs!!!

The Old Ball Coach

November 26th, 2010
8:03 pm

UGA has all of those great recruiting classes.. What happens to them? 5-6???

Dixie Redcoat Band

November 26th, 2010
8:15 pm

Word on the street….”Bama looking for a new defensive coach”…..

Rev Jackson

November 26th, 2010
8:21 pm

Cam’s a great player, Tebow with speed and more size…answer me this NRBQ: Yo, if Cam’s babydaddy admitted he axed Miss State fo cash, and he did admit it two weeks ago, what makes yall thank he went to Allbern fo free?
No, Cam nor his father sound this way when speaking…NRBQ is another story…yo

War Eagle

November 26th, 2010
8:40 pm

Who cares who wins this game… Will anyone really win? I mean, 5-6 and 6-5, yea… stoking the flames there UGA and Tech fans. Oh, by the way, #51 LB Gamble is a Thug..

wildbill

November 26th, 2010
8:43 pm

Here is what I think about our running game. “#%!*(?>{}”

Rusty

November 26th, 2010
8:44 pm

“We Suck” / “This Year”

I win u lose

November 26th, 2010
8:46 pm

#51 is Akeem Dent war chicken….u guys have the best college team money can buy, how does that feel?

savannadawg

November 26th, 2010
8:49 pm

I want to take a moment and explain myself to the readers and the Georgia faithful. I have been pretty hard on CMR this year. I probably will always be hard and emotional when we don’t play well. But I can also honestly say that I would not want another coach at Georgia. As much as I criticize the mess out of everything I still know he is the man that will be the greatest coach we have ever had. And you know, we may never win a National Championship with coach Richt. But we also need his goodness in the worst way. In a very cynical world he is a true LEADER.

CHDawg

November 26th, 2010
8:50 pm

War Eagle, very bright! Gamble isn’t 51.

CHDawg

November 26th, 2010
8:54 pm

And BTW, congrats on a great win War Eagles! The ability of this team to come back from deep deficits against very good teams is remarkable. Also, somebody on the coaching staff obviously spoke to Fairley. He had several opportunities to make his signature cheap shots and he didn’t do it that I saw. Good job to the coaches (and maybe the SEC).

savannadawg

November 26th, 2010
9:02 pm

As far as Cam Newton goes. He is simply the best college football player in 2010. I hope his dad saves many lives and helps many people. And in my book. Its O.K. if his son helps him do that. I know, I know, I,m a little off compass with that statement. But hay, just take a good long look at our Gov.

Ralph

November 26th, 2010
9:06 pm

thUGA (and the AJC columnist support team) always talks big. They kept it up after Auburn handed them their ass – said Newton would be suspended/ Alabama would shut him down – yadda yadda.

Hope they get beat by a 6-6 team without the opposition quarterback tomorrow at their own house, and watch ALL the bowl games from their hideouts. Not that it would shut them up.

wins-by-a-link

November 26th, 2010
9:23 pm

To all you Richt haters, Still want Kirby Smart for your head coach?

dog hater

November 26th, 2010
9:45 pm

Maybe they should write…if they know how to spell…..UGA…U Get Arrested

8 OUT OF 9

November 26th, 2010
9:48 pm

hey ralph enjoy this while you can it will all be taken from you soon

?Mysterion?

November 26th, 2010
10:12 pm

Good football takes place one state to the west (for you UGA folks, I’m talking about Alabama). Congrats to which ever team wins the pee wee game taking place Saturday in Athens.

austintwo

November 26th, 2010
10:22 pm

Tim – I think you’re forgetting the 2007 Ole Miss game in which Knowshon and Thomas Brown both rushed for over 100 yards too. (Just going on memory though)

Supes

November 26th, 2010
10:23 pm

To all you Richt haters, Still want Kirby Smart for your head coach?

IF UGA had held Auburn to 28 points they WOULD HAVE WON the game…that game was on the Bama Offense all the way.

?Mysterion?

November 26th, 2010
10:24 pm

“•Georgia leads the all-time series against Tech 60-37-5 or 60-39-5, depending on which school’s records you recognize.”

Perhaps GT shouldn’t count any of the UGA wins in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s due to the absolutely proven in a court of law cheating that was going on in Athens back then. Keeping athletes in remedial studies until they wasted all of their eligibility and then throwing them away like trash. Jan Kemp was vilified by that sleezebag of a coach, administration, and fanbase and she was proven correct in the end. UGA’s victories ought to have an * next to them since they really didn’t participate with “student” athletes all through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

LLUGA

November 26th, 2010
10:31 pm

I hope King and Ealey don’t write anything…a little humility every once and a while…especially after this season…might be more appropriate.