June 4, 2007

UGA's ground game should be fine

If there is one position that has been solid for the Georgia Bulldogs over the last several years it is tailback. While they might not have had the "home run hitter" since the days of Musa Smith in 2002, there have been more than enough guys to tote the rock, and 2007 looks like more of the same.

The Bulldogs heralded 'three-headed monster' of 2006 is back, but one of the heads has changed and there might even now be four. Gone is Danny Ware who opted to forgo his final season in Athens for a shot at the NFL, but with redshirt freshman Knowshon Moreno making a big splash this past spring and the impending arrival of Rivals100 running back Caleb King this summer, seniors Kregg Lumpkin and Thomas Brown will have plenty of competition in August.

"He is good, and he has a lot of speed and a motor that runs 100 miles per-hour all the time," said fullback Brannan Southerland of Moreno. "He has almost got the entire offense down, and once he has it down to where he does not need to think at all and he can just go out there and play football; it is going to be awesome."

Moreno, who signed with Georgia out of New Jersey, averaged 6.5 yards per carry on his way to 72 yards and two touchdowns in the G-Day game in April.

"Don't get me wrong, Kregg has a lot of speed too, but Kregg can run through the tackles a little better because he is bigger than Knowshon," Southerland said. "To have those two to complement each other, we will definitely be pretty good this year."

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