Georgia is down to three scholarship tailbacks.
It could turn to someone who has played the position before for the Bulldogs once again.
Richard Samuel, the former tailback turned linebacker, could be a very real possibility again in the backfield, I was told today.
That was before I saw Georgia fans noting Samuel’s post on his Twitter account today: “Have a tough life changing decision to make right now.”
Samuel rushed for 528 yards in two seasons before moving to linebacker after the 2009 season when he rushed for 395 yards and two touchdowns.
He started six games that season, including rushing for 104 yards on 16 carries in a win at Arkansas, but was passed on the depth chart. He redshirted last season.
The junior is now listed at 6-foot-2 and 243 pounds and is a backup inside linebacker who could play outside linebacker as well.
After the parting of ways with Washuan Ealey and the loss of Caleb King because of academics, Georgia needs help.
It has talented freshman Isaiah Crowell, redshirt freshman Ken Malcome and 5-7 junior Carlton Thomas.
Moving Samuel–if it happens–would give the offense another player to use full-time at the position in practice and in games rather than just using a Branden Smith or Brandon Boykin or a freshman defensive back on a part-time basis.
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