September 3, 2007

Notebook: Dawgs back to work

Georgia freshman running back Caleb King pronounced himself 100 percent Monday, and if the Bulldogs need him to play Saturday against South Carolina, he's ready.

"If the coaches want to put me in, I'm good to go," said King, who said he's feeling no ill-effects from the hamstring injury that plagued him throughout preseason.

King, one of the nation's most highly-touted running backs in 2006, was thought to be a redshirt candidate.

But that was before senior running back Kregg Lumpkin broke his thumb last week against Oklahoma State. Georgia coach Mark Richt hinted during Sunday's teleconference that King might get an opportunity to play sooner than expected. But as of Monday, the running back had not heard anything definitive from coaches about whether or not he would play against the Gamecocks.

"Nobody told me anything," King said. "I've just got to be ready if they do."

King will be one of several options for Richt at the No. 3 tailback position behind Thomas Brown and Knowshon Moreno. Senior Jason Johnson and redshirt freshman Shaun Chapas could also see time behind the duo.

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