Richard Samuel is the busiest running back on the Bulldogs‚Äô roster.
That‚Äôs because he‚Äôs getting more practice snaps than the rest of the tailbacks and fullbacks because he‚Äôs working at both tailback and fullback.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs kind of doing double duty right now,‚Äù Georgia coach Mark Richt said. ‚ÄúWe had a good discussion on that with him just the other day. The thing about playing two positions is it‚Äôs difficult if you‚Äôre talking about (defensive back) and wide receiver with Malcolm (Mitchell). ‚Ä¶Even in run polish, (Samuel will) get some tailback reps and then jump in there with another group and get a fullback rep. He‚Äôs probably getting twice the work of the other backs right now, but he‚Äôs in good condition and he wants to know both.‚Äù
Meanwhile, freshman tailback Todd Gurley was tested in practice Saturday morning in a pass-protection drill against Alec Ogletree.
‚ÄúHe was struggling like a freshman would, but as the drill went on he got better,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúHe was just kind of grinning knowing that he‚Äôs got a ways to go, but he also knows how important it is and he wants to be good at it.‚Äù