Though a minor fence-bender might not sound like a roster-adjusting offense, it’s been reported on 680 AM that Ealey’s coaches knew about his suspended license and advised him not to drive. This changes the matter from a “will he miss week one?” to a “will he be suspended for one, two, or three weeks?”
If Ealey misses significant time because of this, a pair of unproven backs will be next in line behind starter Caleb King.
5-foot-7 sophomore Carlton Thomas played in spots last year, collecting a handful of carries in six games. His biggest day was a 30-yard effort at Tennessee. Thomas had been expected to back up King last year due to his versatility and explosiveness, but Ealey won the job.
True freshman Ken Malcome, a four-star recruit from Southwest DeKalb, could also see more early-season playing time than he expected. Malcome is a stout, powerful runner who lacks high-end speed and has had minor knee and ankle injuries.
Of course, with Georgia’s top-notch offensive line, it might not matter all that much who totes the rock.
Dawg Sports wonders what else can possibly go wrong.