Rushing Into Things

Kregg Lumpkin led the Dawgs this season with 759 rush yards. That total was the 6th most in the SEC. For his career, Kregg has 1,617 rush yards and 14 TD rushes. In the game against Auburn, Kregg rushed for a career-high 105 yards. In last season's Sugar Bowl he rushed for a 34-yard score, but it wasn't enough. This week I talked about the running game and the upcoming Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Dave McMahon -- How has practice been going?

Kregg Lumpkin -- It has been going good. We are learning a lot about Virginia Tech's defense.

DM -- Georgia is not in a BCS bowl, but at least they are playing in Atlanta...

KL -- I love playing in Atlanta. It is a lot of fun. We always have great fans there and I hope I can do well and get a 'W'.

DM -- Do you remember your first game in the dome?

KL -- I was a freshman and it was against LSU in the SEC Championship and I remember dropping a pass down the middle.

DM -- Last year you had a 34-yard TD run, that is your longest run of your career, why is there not a longer run?

KL -- I don't know why I haven't had a longer one. I know the SEC has a lot of speed on defense and I know I don't have the home run speed anymore, but maybe I can do other things to go longer.

DM -- This year Georgia had a crowded backfield, next season it appears to be even more crowded, how are the team going divide runs then?

KL -- We will do what we did this season. Who ever the best players will get the ball. Who ever has the best production and the best practices will get it.

DM -- You caught more passes this season, is that another way for you to get some touches?

KL -- I will do anything. I will run, catch and block. I will do anything for a win.

DM -- What is the deal with all the touchdowns that Brannan Southerland has scored?

KL -- He is a work-horse. He blocks for us and gets us down there. I don't mind if he scores as long as he scores.

DM -- Tell me about Virginia Tech's defense...

KL -- They are very fast and very physical. They remind me of Auburn in a way.

DM -- We haven't seen Knowshon Moreno yet, which of you 3 backs is he most like?

KL -- He is mixture of Thomas Brown's and Danny Ware's speed. I am more like a power slug.


Most rush yards in 2006 (before bowl games)

Darren McFadden (ARK) 1,558 yards
Felix Jones (ARK) 1,018
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (MISS) 999
Kenny Irons (AUB) 821
Kenneth Darby (BAMA) 820
Kregg Lumpkin (UGA) 759

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