“When’s the last time you’ve seen a white tailback at Georgia?”

Garrison Smith is quite taken by freshman running back Brendan Douglas.

I reserve the right to borrow the phrase “the white Adrian Peterson”.  LOL.

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28 responses to ““When’s the last time you’ve seen a white tailback at Georgia?”

  1. mdcgtp

    Technically, the answer would be Kyle Karempolis. More broadly, the last time a caucasian was the feature back would probably be Glenn Harrison. I think it is a bit premature to coin him the next anything until he puts on the pads and goes against the 1s! That said, if he is in fact a good ball carrier, there are many ways he can help this team.

  2. sUGArdaddy

    I heart Garrison. We are recruiting at a different level. It is the biggest difference Bobo’s promotion (and I believe he’s been given more authority of late) and Grantham have made on the program. We get players. It’ll be interesting to see where Douglas ends up. Somebody’s gotta be 3rd team RB this season, and w/ Sony and Nick coming in next year, there’s no reason to redshirt those guys. Let’s see who can play.

  3. Up with Hope! Down with Dope!!!

    Garrison is hilarious, BTW. Definitely one of the guys on the teams you would want to hang around, and had a quiet but solid season last year. One to root for.

  4. 69Dawg

    Jimmy Polius (sp) I’m just glad he will not be lining up at B back for the bees.

    • 81Dog

      “Poulos”……from Towers HS in DeKalb County. Met him years ago when he was refereeing church league basketball games in Decatur. Really nice guy, very unassuming, and he was a hell of a good RB for UGA!

  5. WillTrane

    What did CMR say about that? “Back in the day we had…

    Are we saying there is a “pace” to runners of the pigskin.

  6. D.N. Nation

    Kyle Karempolis! The Greek Bailout!

  7. Dog in Fla

    Brendan, the Tebow of Tailbacks, looks for meaning of life in Aquinas bleachers

    http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-12-24/aquinas-star-brendan-douglas-chronicles-georgia-player-year

  8. DavetheDawg

    Ed Guthrie started at TB for us in ’79, I believe. I’m old.

  9. sniffer

    Let me guess, Douglas “plays smart and is a gym rat”.

  10. AthensHomerDawg

    Brett Millican 5-11 197 Sr.
    A big part of Donnan’s win over Fulmer and the goal posts travel from the stadium. Small controversy over the potential of a “white running back” in the SEC in the media. Similar to the rhetoric of a black qb……. Black qb’s have prospered.

  11. Billy Mumphrey

    That’s racist.

    • Cojones

      Yes, but more about perceived racism at the position. How many kids hope to be the greatest running back ever and who their idols are at that position vs kids who hope to be the greatest QB ever and who their idols are. Most of the great running backs were/are black while most of the great QBs were/are white. It’s differentiating when we see great white RBs and great black QBs, not racism.

      • Billy Mumphrey

        Don’t judge a man by the colour of his skin but by the content of his highlight video. And maybe by the music that is dubbed over said video.

  12. AthensHomerDawg

    We have been here before…..right here.
    http://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/there-arent-a-lot-of-white-running-backs-at-the-division-i-level/
    yes Hijo I am a “master of the intertubes” your words. ;-)

  13. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Let’s see…Frank Sinkwich, Charlie Trippi……

  14. NRBQ

    You know, I mean, he will make Augusta look good.

    Kid’s a beast. From a great family, with 7 or 8 siblings. His mother owns a bidness a block down from my own.

  15. Russ

    I’m glad to find out we have a “Meatball” on the team. Didn’t realize that was Mike Thornton’s nickname.

  16. alabamadawg

    Knew Jimmy Poulos in school, super nice guy. Glen Harrison went to one of our rival high schools only a few miles away.