Offensive Depth Chart Takes Form

ATHENS – Georgia's offensive depth chart is finally starting to take shape as the Bulldogs prepare for their opening week game against Georgia Southern.

Wide receivers coach Tony Eason said freshman sensation A.J. Green is now serving as the primary backup to Mohamed Massaquoi at flanker, while Kris Durham and Kenneth Harris would fill the starting slot and split end roles.

"Those three guys give us a lot of experience, and they're making plays," Eason said. "Durham and Kenny Harris have not missed a practice, Massaquoi has been coming along, and I feel comfortable with those guys."

Eason said he has not decided who would start between Durham and Harris in a two-receiver set. Freshman Tavarres King will likely be the second-string split end, with Tony Harris holding that role at the slot, Eason said.

In addition to his backup role behind Massaquoi, Green said he has been the starting receiver on goal-line sets that include just a single receiver. Eason said Green's natural ability has helped him move past some nagging injuries during camp to move up the depth chart.

"He doesn't know everything yet," Eason said, "but there's a lot of potential there, and it's potential we've seen flashes of a guy that can be pretty good."

At running back, freshman Richard Samuel seems to have the inside track on the No. 2 spot behind starter Knowshon Moreno, but that isn't set in stone, according to running backs coach Tony Ball.

Redshirt freshman Caleb King has been banged up and will not play in Georgia's practice game today, setting him back in the race for the backup job.

"You certainly can't demote someone because he's injured," Ball said, "but when he comes back is going to be the true test of where he is."

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