Georgia Bulldogs running back Caleb King will miss the entire 2011 season due to academic ineligibility, according to CBS Sports' Bryan Fischer. King ranked second on the Bulldogs in rushing last season, accumulating 430 yards on 80 carries, with two touchdowns.
His absence, coupled with leading rusher Washaun Ealey's decision to leave the program, means the Bulldogs will be without their top two running backs for the 2011 campaign. The pressure thus shifts to coach Mark Richt and Mike Bobo, who must design an offense with a glaring hole at the running-back depth chart, and freshman running back Isiah Crowell, who figures to have plenty of chances to fill the void Ealey and King have left.
Via his protected Twitter account, King expressed his thoughts this way:
Somethings u cant control, and what seems bad right now might turn out good. Too all of my homeboyz hold UGA down don't let them brake u...
Georgia begins its 2011 schedule on Sept. 3 against the Boise State Broncos.