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I think it will be more running back by committee next year, but as I've heard Kirby Smart asked: "Who's the best running back y'all have faced?" Smart: "Eddy Lacy".
"You feeling satisfied now Teddy?"
I've heard the same thing years ago when El reshirted. The same year we won the NC in 09
Lacy will be good I think he better than Trent in high school he will be goodvhere to.
Apropros screen name is apropros IMNVHO.
If not for his injury I feel this thread would be irrelevant. His injury is the ONLY thing that has kept him from blowing peoples minds. I like EL and the fact that he was our no.2 RB despite his injury tells me all I need to know.
No, that was santonio beard... Shaun did it too.
Agree with this^^^^
He isn't on the former two's level and he will be very productive ............he will not get 2000 yards on same carries and he will not be invited to new York. Jmo.
What makes you think he isn't on the same level besides his nagging injuries? He's just as elusive as ingram, and just as fast as hitting the holes as trent. Comparable in size.
I look at the trend set over the last few years. Ingram played as a Freshman against Clemson. The following season, Trent only played in the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech. Against Penn St. 2010, Richardson received the bulk of the carries. A year later, Richardson and Lacy got pretty much all of the carries.
Ingram was the only Freshman that played a meaningful down in an early big game.
If he's healthy, Lacy should get the opportunity to prove he's the man in a big game against a weak defensive line. Fowler will get 8 or more carries.
As far as Freshman or redshirt Freshman playing early, Ingram was 1a. Unless things change before the first game, Fowler will be the second RB. As a redshirt Freshman, Lacy had his chance but fumbles hurt his playing time.
Hart adds a dynamic that the other young backs didn't. From what we read, Hart would have received carries last season.
Yeldon might eventually be more versatile than all of the backs I mentioned.
Back to Lacy and the OP's question... This is his "Contract Season." If he is healthy and he stays healthy the entire season... I see 1,200 and 13td's. Here's the bonus for Lacy and the other backs this season... It's the "Contract Season" for Jones, Warmack, and Fluker also!!!!
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