"Especially if he keeps running like he did against Tennessee," Coach Mark Richt said.
Kregg Lumpkin had five carries for 37 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown
that Richt called the team's best runn of the season, last week.
Overall, he has 124 yards on 27 carries.
Those numbers are impressive considering how slowly he started. The
hamstring injury that kept him out of all Georgia's contact work in the
preseason and the first two games has been well-publicized, but only
Tuesday did Richt reveal how much ground Lumpkin has had to make up in
the last two months.
Due to new NCAA rules, Georgia was only allowed to practice once a day
during the first five days of fall practice this year. That week
corresponded with the final week of summer school classes and exams,
which kept Lumpkin out of almost every practice.
"It seemed like every time we practiced or met that guy was either in
class or studying for an exam," Richt said. "He missed so much of the
installation it's unbelievable. He's just now finally understanding the
In the last two games, Lumpkin has 19 carries for 92 yards and is
averaging 4.8 yards per carry.
"I think he's just going to get better and better," Richt said.
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