October 24, 2007

Practice Notes: King still in the mix

As Georgia gets closer to Saturday's game with Florida, it's looking more and more like freshman running back Caleb King is going to be part of the Bulldogs' game-day plans.

Mark Richt was asked following Wednesday's workout what the percentage was that the heralded running back would play. Although it's still not a sure thing, Richt gave the strongest indication yet that he's considering taking the redshirt off.

"It's not 100 percent," answered Richt, who was then asked if he could be more specific. "No percentages today," he said.

Richt did say he and his staff should know before Saturday whether or not King will play against the Gators as a backup to Knowshon Moreno.

"I think we will know before game starts what our intentions are," Richt said. "It certainly could become a game-day decision if another guy gets banged up. He's on the trip in case something like that happens."

King, who began getting reps with the first team offense week, seemed amused with all the fuss his playing is having with fans.

"I'd feel bad if nobody cared," King said. "But I don't know if I'm going in or not."

King did, however, said he's ready if he gets the call.

"Coach (Tony) Ball and I had a one-on-one and went over it a little bit," King said. "I think I'm more ready than I was."



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