As we pointed out earlier this week, Ken Malcome — Georgia’s most likely starter at tailback — once left the team for about a day before coming back and asking Mark Richt for a second chance. Richt gave that chance. He usually does. Why? Because he once decided to leave Miami during his playing days, he changed his mind, and Howard Schnellenberger welcomed him back.
According to The Macon Telegraph, Richt said he has a standard warning for players considering a transfer:
“I’ll them, ‘Son, there’s a different between making that decision to leave and then living it out.’ You’re gonna make that decision, and now all of a sudden you’re gonna live the reality of that decision. If you feel like you did something that you shouldn’t have done, then I’m ore than likely gonna allow you to come back. Not always.”
With Malcome slotted as his top running back, it’s a good thing Richt let him come back.
Georgia’s coach is also looking forward to the return of several suspended and/or injured players on his defense this year:
“The reality is our first couple of game we’re not going to have everybody out there that would have normally been starters. We’ve got to make sure we play outstanding defense until we become full strength again.”
The Bulldogs open with Buffalo at home then travel to Missouri for the Tigers first-ever home SEC game.