Hamstring injury sidelines UGA’s Ealey from practice

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

Click here for UGA football notes, including items on Brandon Boykin as punt returner and the Trinton Sturdivant/Cordy Glenn competition to start at left tackle.

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gdub17

March 29th, 2011
8:31 pm

acdc

March 29th, 2011
8:32 pm

ugab

March 29th, 2011
8:34 pm

Hope Ealey a quick recovery!! We need him.

acdc

March 29th, 2011
8:34 pm

Everything will be all well and good if 2 things happen:

1. Our offensive line moves the line of scrimmage.
2. Bobo does not settle for the deep ball.

Will

March 29th, 2011
8:36 pm

I hope King steps up. I think Ealy is ultimately doomed secondary to off field issues and fumbling. Anyone heard anything on Boo?

DAWG07

March 29th, 2011
8:40 pm

First of five he has missed?

Ed Pilcher

March 29th, 2011
8:41 pm

He needs to learn the difference between pain and injury.

Worm

March 29th, 2011
8:49 pm

Best of luck Ealey..His stats are comparable to garrison Hearst’s the first two years..
The light came on for Garrison during his junior year..People expect these guys to be studs immediately.

Bulldogfan33

March 29th, 2011
8:49 pm

This is off topic, but I was wondering when Lonnie Outlaw will actually be playing for Georgia? Could he come in this summer and play in the dome against Boise?

JDawg

March 29th, 2011
8:49 pm

Will I agree with the off field issues, but fumbling is not a fair concern to place on him. He coughed up the ball a few times last year, but he was flat out struck on the two you probably remember. His biggest on field issue has been learning to pass block. He is obviously no Rhodes Scholar. Hopefully we will see a marked improvement in off-field issues this year. At least when our guys get in trouble, our beloved APD, and AJC can’t wait to let the world know. Compare this to Columbia, Knoxville, Tuscaloosa, and just about any other college town with a major football team. Any fan of any team is lying to themselves if they think they are fielding teams of student atheletes. We are getting exactly what we demand and pay for.

Georgia Fan 101

March 29th, 2011
9:02 pm

Hope Ealey will recover soon…can’t wait for football season to start! Go Dawgs!!

Yo!

March 29th, 2011
9:05 pm

D A DoubleU G

March 29th, 2011
9:08 pm

Hope Ealey bounces back to compete the rest of Spring.

It’s a broken record conversation, so I will state the jist………

The more competition at ANY position, the better for everybody involved.

158 days til’ kickoff.

Bulldogfan33

March 29th, 2011
9:10 pm

This is off topic, but I was wondering when Lonnie Outlaw will actually be playing for Georgia? Could he come in this summer and play in the dome against Boise…?

AltamahaDawg

March 29th, 2011
9:17 pm

Brian McClendon was later quoted as saying “but what the hell do I know”.

Shawn

March 29th, 2011
9:19 pm

This guy will be our rushing leader next year. He is a good power runner and can break the long ones. If CMR has gotten his attention squarely on football he will be a stud. The guy can play the position and it will be a nice 1-2 punch with him and Crowell next year!

tide roll

March 29th, 2011
9:40 pm

Uga’s problem is the margin between talent lost and talent gained. You are losing extremely athletic in-state offensive lineman to your competition each year, and compounding the problem by signing and bringing in offensive line talent that could be argued is not SEC calibre. So you fail to offset the talent you’re losing with the talent you’re bringing in. You can’t continue to give the Alabamas, Tennessees, South Carolinas and Auburns of the world Georgia products such as James Carpenter, Chance Warmack, Roke Watkins, Jujuan James and Ed Christian and counter these blunders with the 9th rated offensive line class in the SEC (per Rivals). Now it seems you’re at it again as you’ve let another major in state talent ,Cedar Grove’s Brandon Greene, commit to the Tide. It’s talent lost vs. talent gained and the negative margin continues to increase. This is why you’re no longer competitive with the higher echelon teams in the SEC,.and why it will probably spell the end to the Richt era in Athens, as it should. Roll Tide.

BigDawg

March 29th, 2011
9:44 pm

Sorry acdc, but things will be better is we don’t run Carlton Thomas up the middle on second or third and long. Hope Richt helps Coach Bozo in a more aggressive game plan!

Zoli

March 29th, 2011
9:46 pm

tide roll goes to Tech….

Mitch Cumstein

March 29th, 2011
9:47 pm

Tide Roll, might I be the first to say(today), you are a complete douche bag! You hicks have a few good years recently, and all of a sudden you’re an expert on recruiting? Give me a break. Sure you depend on our players (state of Georgia) otherwise you’d have nowhere to go!

D A DoubleU G

March 29th, 2011
9:52 pm

Tide Roll,

Alabama’s recent problem is obviously coaching.

How on EARTH do you have all the talent Bama did last year, and go 10-3????

Now you are losing your All-American QB, Heisman RB, and 2nd best WR in the SEC (behind only AJ Green, obviously), and you expect to be right in the mix!?!?!?!?

Because of a couple incoming freshman offensive lineman from the state of Georgia??

I hate to feed the trolls, but it’s a really slow night.

Still@theBar

March 29th, 2011
10:04 pm

His first EXCUSE as to why he lost his JOB to Crowell.

Still@theBar

March 29th, 2011
10:06 pm

D A DoubleU G
Feed the Trolls? You are a TROLL on so many blogs why does it matter? You feed and EAT on every AJC blog.

Scott

March 29th, 2011
10:17 pm

Crowell’s coming, like a train.

ESPN’s Feldman listed Crowell as a Heisman cadidate, as a FRESHMAN!

Crowell can FLY, and his speed ends in a ton of lengthy scores.

Can you imagine if Crowell lights up Boise for 150, and throws 200 on South Carolina? Every sports reporter in the country will be talking about Crowell then.

But first things first.

Still@theBar

March 29th, 2011
10:25 pm

SCOTT
please learn to read. Damn I guess you are one of those new UGA Engineers in waiting.
Feldman said the Florida QB will win the HEISMAN in 2014 and Crowell will be the runner-up. That is 4 count them 4 YEARS away. If Crowell is good he will not be at UGA in 4 years. UGA has no good running backs now. So, Crowell will burn his redshirt year and he better make it count.

Still@theBar

March 29th, 2011
10:30 pm

SCOTT
sorry you are right Feldman added Crowell to (t)10 for this year, but He has Crowell finishing 2nd to the Gator QB in 2014 in an earlier Article. Sorry for calling you out. I have not been on ESPN today. Please except my apology.

Shawn

March 29th, 2011
10:40 pm

Tide Troll, wanna tell me how competitive Richt is with Bama? I’ll tell You he has lost to them once. That only happened because he fielded a MASH unit. His left tackle at the time was a D-end because his first three options at tackle were out with season ending injuries. We were also out 20+ players for that game mostly along the line of scrimmage on both sides. Even with that one loss Richt has owned Bama! So stick it!

Still@theBar

March 29th, 2011
10:47 pm

Shawn
Richt Owning Bama has done WHAT for UGA? 1 or 2 Sec titles? Bama, LSU, Auburn, and Florida ALL have national Championships. When UGA wins the SEC the writers and coaches all know the SEC is down and doesn’t deserve a shot at the MNC/ BCS TITLE.
@Shawn so Richt ownes BAMA and what?

buck strickland

March 29th, 2011
10:54 pm

Tide Roll,
It’s inevitable that when you have such a wealth of high school football talent (as Georgia does) and such a lack of talent as the states of Alabama and Tennessee do, these schools will pull players from your state. Unfortunately we cannot keep every player in state as the bear used to do by sitting 4 star players just so they wouldn’t play for the opposition (classless), or offer scholarships to every player in the southeast (even though you will probably cut them because you find a better player in next year’s recruiting class) ala coach Saban. So don’t come on here preaching about the inequities of our coach when your two greatest coaches of all time are a couple of cheaters and men of low moral standard.

Preston

March 29th, 2011
10:56 pm

Ed Pilcher, are you seriously claiming that a pulled hamstring is not an injury? Guess you’ve never had one. Believe me……it’s not fun. Hope it’s a mild pull but they had better not try to push him into coming back too soon or he’ll end up in worse shape than he is right now. Whether you love Ealey or hate him, we need him this year to help the team while Crowell prepares to take over next year.

cantondawg

March 29th, 2011
10:58 pm

Lonnie Outlaw won’t be available this season for UGA. He’s a 2012 commit and has to spend 2 years in junior colleg

Shawn

March 29th, 2011
11:07 pm

Stll at the bar, you said a mouthful with those 3 letters MNC! It is a myth because the voters have so much to do with it. Like putting LSU in the game ahead of UGA right after they had lost to Arkansas when UGA was on a roll and obviously playing the best football in the nation at the time. In the old days a team that had won 8 in a row by 14+ point average and was ranked ahead of the other team who had just lost 2 weeks prior would have never been jumped in the polls. It is the beauty pageant that kept them out of that one. Don’t try to tell me it was because they wion the SEC when they had the same # of losses in the SEC as UGA. That was just the luck of which division they played in and tie breakers. If that was their excuse they should have left Oklahoma out when not only did they not win their conference they got blown out in the conference championship.

The truth is UGA has had NC caliber teams under Richt but was not lucky enough to have been voted into the game.
BTW, which team do You support? would it happen to be the team that the Dawgs own from the same city as this paper? Richt has a better record against them than Bama. Either way You 2 clowns should go play in traffic. Your opinion will be better valued there!

The Tide has been rolled by AU

March 29th, 2011
11:09 pm

Sabin’s wife so desperately wants out of the state of Alabama. Sabin has lost his core talent and did not win last year with it. He knows that he is in his last year.

The Tide has come and gone on the Sabin watch. Next !!!

LSU will own the West. Florida and SC and UGA will fight it out to be the East Champ.

Bama will play NC in the Chic Fil A Bowl. Sabin will leave for parts unknown after that game and for Bama …………………. another 20-25 years will go by until they see another SEC title. It is the way that it is now, in the SEC.

UGA has Ealey where they want him

March 29th, 2011
11:13 pm

Ealey needs for Ealey to ahve a big year. He wants to go aftert his year. HE NEEDS UGA, thy do not need him.

If I am CMR ……………I sit his a– down and say “you play hard young man ………… or you sit”. Ealey will run hard beacause he wants to be drafted.

UGA has the man where they need him ………….. he will produce, stay out of T or he will be run out of town. I like it.

Mike Bobo?

March 29th, 2011
11:14 pm

I am lost like last years easter egg, maybe they will find me this year.

Still@theBar

March 29th, 2011
11:31 pm

@the TIDE has been rolled
When was the last time the Tide was 20-25 yrs between SEC and/or National Championships? I know it happens. What is the Time Table between Auburn or UGA’s SEC and/or National Championships?

Still@theBar

March 29th, 2011
11:36 pm

SHAWN the MYTH is UGA is a National Power. UGA is coached by good DC and OC’s. the MYTH is UGA is more than a Southern White Girls School. The MYTH is UGA fan actually Attended classes at UGA. The MYTH is UGA is something more than the Cesspool of the South.

[...] Click here for an update on Washaun Ealey, who missed practice Tuesday with a hamstring injury. [...]

Shawn

March 30th, 2011
1:11 am

Still @ the bar, have another drink to your hate. Seems you are too embarrassed by your schools performance to even name them so You just get on here and trash another. BTW, I find it funny that a bar lizard talks about cesspools!

Bawbie

March 30th, 2011
1:35 am

FIRE DAVE PERNO!

ACESw/Crazy8's

March 30th, 2011
2:19 am

Shawn
You don’t know who that is? He is Still@theBar because he owns it. Do some more checking and you might realize or figure out. Who that Poster is. No it is not an Athens bar or club.

McLovin

March 30th, 2011
2:35 am

I am sure that All wearing crimson and white in Bryant-Denney on gameday attend or attended UA. Why do stupid people bring up fans needing to be alumni in order to root for a specific team?

ACESw/Crazy8's

March 30th, 2011
3:43 am

McLovin
Here in Ga. or Atlanta it is easy to pick on fans that didn’t actually go to the school being a fan. See in a REAL city there are OPTIONS. The Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Thrashers, Clark Atlanta, Kennesaw State, Ga State, Morris Brown, the Gladiators, Tech, and UGA. to name a few. In Alabama there is Bama or Auburn. Not everybody in that redneck state can go to college and there is nothing else to cheer for. See when a stupid redneck in Georgia CHOOSES to be a dawg fan JUST CAUSE. They look dumb. They didn’t go to UGA. Their mommy or daddy didn’t go to UGA and they don’t go to the games, but they say they are DAWGS. HAHAHA. Be a Braves Fan or a team you can actually get tickets to. Every half wit grease monkey wears a UGA hat and sweatshirt and WOOFs saying they are a DAWG. If you don’t give money to the school DIRECTLY by donation or Attend games then you ain’t no fan. Cause you buy your fat wife a HOOTERS Tank Top, it don’t make her a HOOTERS GIRL.

GaTruth

March 30th, 2011
6:17 am

@still@thebar – Didn’t you go to Bodder Fashion College? You are correct that UGA is not a perennial national power. We are seen as a historically good program (ranked by most in the top 15) and always a threat. But, clearly we are not in the elite 8 (USC, TX, OU, OhSt, Penn St, Bama, Mich, and ND). Some of those are down (Mich and ND) but there is no doubt they will be back. UGA is in the next tier with FSU, LSU, Neb, etc. While we are not at our normal level of power, we’ll be back. Bodder Fashion College on the other hand, will continue to crank out mid-town wine-cooler drinkers like you who hate UGA because you couldn’t qualify to get in.

Destin Dawg

March 30th, 2011
6:23 am

Ealey will be fine… Boo Malcome will surprise us .. when needed… so will Hutson Mason… Still @ the bar is a Techie who comes on here when his parents are gone or sleeping !!!

Kyle

March 30th, 2011
7:11 am

Hate any player to get hurt…..but that aside…..any…ANY attitude or less than 100 percent from King and Ealey this year- they should be kicked off the team….this team has no room for these two morons and the way they have acted the last couple of years.

59bulldawg

March 30th, 2011
8:09 am

Well said McClendon! You’re exactly right! Now let’s hope they all take your advice.

Scott

March 30th, 2011
8:14 am

Bruce Feldman from ESPN has Crowell on the 2011 Hiesman top 10 dark horse list.

Not bad for a Freshman.

Buckeye

March 30th, 2011
8:44 am

Spring Practice starts tomorrow!

Two names: Braxton Miller and Rod Smith.

Louver Laine

March 30th, 2011
8:48 am

Ealey and King are the biggest cancers on the team this year. Run both of these thugs out of town now. And Richt should be right behind them.