Enough to get in the mix a little it sounds like.
Carlton Thomas is listed as the backup to starter Isaiah Crowell, but coach Mark Richt has indicated that Brandon Harton could make a push for the backup job after he rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries against New Mexico State.“We’re just going to have to play it out this week in practice real hard to just see who we think is best suited to play,” Richt said.That’s the same message Harton heard Monday from running backs coach Bryan McClendon.“He just said it will be a battle to see who gets the playing time,” Harton said. “Hopefully I practice good enough this week to play.”Crowell, Thomas and another tailback, Ken Malcome, are coming off one-game suspensions and are available for Saturday’s game against Auburn.Thomas has rushed for 200 yards on 44 carries with two touchdowns.Harton missed just two assignments in the 63-16 win Saturday, he said, “but it was nothing terrible, something that we could correct.”Thomas, a senior, has played in 23 games at Georgia. Harton, a sophomore and a former walk-on, has played in two, both nonconference.Getting in an SEC game “would be fantastic," he said. "The first SEC game and then it being Auburn, that’s obviously a big rivalry. It would be good to get out there and help the team win.”