C. Michigan Week: Monday News and Notes

ATHENS - David Hale's news and notes from Georgia's fall practices.

COLOR MORENO IMPRESSED:

Knowshon Moreno probably would have liked to get a few more touches than the eight carries he received in Saturday's game, but he enjoyed the view from the sideline, too.

Freshmen running backs Caleb King and Richard Samuel came on in relief of Georgia's Heisman candidate and both looked impressive.

"They ran the ball hard," Moreno said. "They made some big plays. It's really good to have three backs in the system that can keep everyone fresh."

King was the featured ball carrier in the second half against Georgia Southern and racked up 95 yards on 12 carries, including a 27-yard scamper.

Samuel, a true freshman, had 34 yards on six carries, but his numbers hardly told the whole story.

Samuel fumbled on the first touch of his career. Afterward, he went to the sideline to talk to coaches. Teammates patted him on the back, told him to keep his head up, and Richt quickly put him back to work. He responded with 15 yards on his next two carries.

"You really just have to put it in the back of your mind," Moreno said. "You made a mistake, but at the same time, you've got to go out there and make plays, and I think that's what he did."

THE NEXT BIG THREAT:

Georgia Southern rotated quarterbacks throughout its game against Georgia last week. This Saturday, however, the Bulldogs expect to get a heavy dose of just one player – Central Michigan's star quarterback Dan LeFevour.

LeFevour threw for 3,652 yards least season and ran for another 1,112, making him a dual threat that will be tough for the Bulldogs to contain. In fact, he has been so impressive, Richt compared him to one of the nation's top Heisman candidates.

"He would probably be the style play of (Missouri quarterback) Chase Daniel," Richt said. "They are very similar in what they're capable of doing. Not necessarily body types but similar in their style of play."


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