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RB Caleb King academically ineligible at Georgia

Posted on: July 8, 2011 1:23 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 2:53 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Straight from the mouth of our own Eye on Recruiting writer Bryan Fischer:



And thus commences the lamentations and gnashing of teeth in Athens. With Washaun Ealey having already departed the Georgia program this offseason, the Bulldogs have now said good-bye (for 2011, at least) to their top two rushers from 2010, rushers that accounted for more than 1,200 yards on the ground and more than two-thirds of Georgia's rushing production.

Though King never quite lived up to the recruiting hype that greeted him coming out of high school (and, like Ealey, ran into a few off-field snags along the way), his mostly-steady performances offered Mark Richt some kind of security blanket if hyped freshman Isaiah Crowell can't deliver the goods. Now, with the giant King-sized hole in the depth chart, the only other options at Bulldog tailback if Crowell isn't ready are uninspiring junior Carlton Thomas (4.25 yards per-carry a season ago, well behind Ealey and King) and redshirt freshman-slash-unknown quantity Ken Malcome.

Back in June we placed Crowell at No. 32 in our CBSSports.com College Football 100 countdown of the sport's most influential figures, calling him "the most important true freshman in the SEC ... and possibly the country." Assuming Fischer's sources are correct, there's less reason than ever to back off that assessment.

UPDATE: Georgia has now officially confirmed that King we be ineligible for the 2011 season. Mark Richt, in a statement:
"It's unfortunate Caleb will not be with us this season ... We wish him the best in whatever he decides to do; however, we have to move forward and this will provide more opportunities for others to step up."
As for King, he will reportedly "consider the options available to him before making a decision on his future plans."
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Comments

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:19 pm
 

RB Caleb King academically ineligible at Georgia

In order for him to, "put up huge#s" you must first have a offensive line to make some holes. You have a great QB, but if your O line is anything like last year, you can forget about Crowell having a huge year.




Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 4:30 pm
 

RB Caleb King academically ineligible at Georgia

School. It makes things easier for Boise St every day.



Since: Jun 30, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:12 am
 

RB Caleb King academically ineligible at Georgia

Jax, that's a good one!!  Hopefully Malcomb can step up.  Had a lot of good press coming in, but couldn't stay healthy, as I understand it.  However, he should know the playbook, and be a factor;  or so one would think.  As an old South GA Dawg myself, Go Dawgs, Sic 'em.



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:21 am
 

RB Caleb King academically ineligible at Georgia

Its a darm shame the young man could NEVER get it together,even after all the chances the team,school,coaches and NBull Dog Nation gave him. I wish him the best of luck but time for Boo,Charlton and IC to step up !



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:12 am
 

RB Caleb King academically ineligible at Georgia

SEC! SEC! SEC! 



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2011 3:04 pm
 

RB Caleb King academically ineligible at Georgia

Good Grief. I guess that empty backfield slot Richt showed him during his recruiting trip was more accurate than we really knew...




Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: July 8, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Crowell Rules

no big deal---crowell will be the next UGA superstar, starting from day 1.  Ga wins the sEC east easy--take it to the bank.  Crowell will put up huge #s.



Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2011 1:55 pm
 

RB Caleb King academically ineligible at Georgia

Looks like the "Boos" we'll hear on game day in Athens this year will be for cheering Ken Malcome instead of directed at Mike Bobo. Go Dawgs!


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