Georgia Tech Week: Sunday News and Notes

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


Richard Samuel began the year as the No. 2 tailback, then was passed by Caleb King and received just one carry between Sept. 13 and Nov. 1. King missed a key block against Florida three weeks ago and hasn't seen the field on offense since.

While both players have battled back and forth on the depth chart and both have spent plenty of time on the bench, starter Knowshon Moreno said the duo has never complained about the lack of playing time.

"I think they've handled it pretty well, just waiting for their number to get called," Moreno said. "When it does get called, they're making the best of each run. Richard is running hard, and when Caleb's in there, he's making people miss. I think they've done a good job adjusting."


Georgia's scout team has its work cut out for it preparing to mimic Georgia Tech's triple option offense, and Richt said the first few attempts during practice haven't gone particularly well.

Richt said freshman Baccari Rambo, who is redshirting this season, has done a nice job of picking up the Tech offense, which is similar to the one Rambo ran as a quarterback at Seminole County high school.

"I think if Baccari Rambo spent enough time, if that was the system he was there to run, I think Baccari could run it very well as a quarterback," Richt said. "He's a talented ball handler, runner and passer."

Although he's planning to be part of the defensive back rotation next season, Rambo has been Georgia's top scout team quarterback all season, playing the role of Tim Tebow and Kodi Burns among others. The work memorizing opposing offenses, Richt said, could be a big plus when Rambo is working full-time on the other side of the ball in 2009.

"I think any kid who really understands offensive football who plays defense has an advantage," Richt said.

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