Was listening to DawgCast last week and Ol' Dawg and Derek got into a brief, yet interesting discussion about our most experienced RB.
Caleb King was the prospect after his junior season at Parkview. After a very public switch to Greater Atlanta Christian before his senior season, he spent most of it on the sideline with a hip injury. Despite the eye-popping stats, Dawg fans were ecstatic when he chose Georgia over Florida, Tenn, USC, Notre Dame...among others.
Fast forward to two plus weeks ago and King was the RS Soph who was stepping up and seemed ready to fill his role on a team needing some able-bodied skill players. A few days later he came down with a bad hamstring.
Coach Richt initially said he'd be out at least seven days. It's been twice that and counting. In fact, Hale is now reporting that there is a chance King misses the trip to Stillwater.
Of course hamstring pulls can be especially bothersome and prone to linger. But what if King misses the trip? I can't help but wonder if that would spell the beginning of the end. It would be a long hard fall from grace for a kid who once was wondered aloud to possibly be the next Herschel. Maybe there are fans out there who can still see the potential brewing.
But going into his third season it's getting harder to be patient and natural to have doubts. Especially after this set back.
So...does King ever hold court 'tween the hedges? Does he throw his red and black jersey back into the TB by Committee?
After all, there could come a day when we really need him.