ATHENS – Georgia resumed spring football practice Tuesday with tailback Washaun Ealey on the sideline because of a strained left hamstring.
Georgia officially listed Ealey’s status as “day to day”; the Bulldogs’ next practice is Thursday.
“It’s nothing serious,” running backs coach Bryan McClendon said of the injury.
McClendon said Ealey and fellow tailback Caleb King, both of whom have been suspended twice since the start of last season for off-field issues, are having positive and productive springs.
“I do think generally they’re doing well,” McClendon said. “They’re coming out there and busting their tail, working as hard as anybody. They’re really being good teammates to everybody.”
Ealey, King, Carlton Thomas and Ken Malcome are sharing the tailback snaps evenly with the first- and second-string offensive units this spring, McClendon said. Prized prospect Isaiah Crowell will join the competition when he arrives this summer.
Asked how the returning tailbacks have handled all the public attention that has been focused on Crowell, McClendon said: “I think they’ve handled it as well as they could. I think the biggest person who needs to worry about all the attention Isaiah is getting is Isaiah. Isaiah needs to make sure by the time he comes up here he [is] ready to roll. We have talked about that a few times.”
The other tailbacks “need to worry about things they can control,” McClendon said. “They can’t control who’s coming in. . . . The only thing they need to control is the reps they get out there and making them count.”
– Tim Tucker, AJC
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