Since the dismissal of star running back Isaiah Crowell, the Georgia Bulldogs have been wondering who their starting running back would be. Yesterday evening, Mark Richt gave a little in site into who will likely get the starting nod saying that Sophomore running back Ken Malcome was the guy he was leaning towards.
“Something could change between now and then,” Richt said. ”I don’t even know for sure. I’ve not talked to the staff about how we’re going to do it yet, even when we do it, I doubt I’ll announce anything. I don’t want the guys to know. I just want them to keep fighting, keep competing. We’ll tell them the night before the game maybe.”
While Richt was wary to come out and declare the order behind Malcome, Malcome seemed content to be the starter for the Bulldogs.
“I feel like I’m the man now as far as knowing what to do,” Malcome said. “I don’t feel like I have any pressure on me. The coaches don’t say too much to me anymore. They just let me go out there and play. When I do that, I really don’t make mistakes.”
Sounds confident enough, but will he fill the spot that Crowell, SEC frosh of the year, left behind? Doubtful. I’m guessing that while Malcome seems to be content that the spot is his, it’s obviously still up for grabs if he has a hiccup.
Watch your back Mr Confident, there’s always someone who’s about to take your spot.