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Georgia Bulldogs Football: Breaking News Caleb King Ruled Ineglibile for 2011

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 28:  Caleb King #4 of the Georgia Bulldogs against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Daniel HudsonCorrespondent IIIJuly 8, 2011 is reporting that senior running back Caleb King has been ruled academically ineligible for the 2011 college football season.

This serves as a major blow to a Georgia Bulldog team that has been picked by many to win the SEC East and play in the conference championship in Atlanta.

Georgia has already lost last year's top running back Washaun Ealey, who transferred to Jacksonville State, after getting fed up with clashing with the Bulldogs' coaching staff.

King ran for 430 yards on only 80 carries last year. His 5.4 yards per carry average was top on the team for a player with at least four carries.

King is a former 4-star recruit according to, and 2011 was thought to be his crowning achievement in the red and black.

This news means that highly touted 5-star recruit Isaiah Crowell will be significantly more involved in the offense at the get-go.

After Marcus Lattimore's highly successful freshman season at South Carolina last year, head coach Mark Richt might feel more comfortable starting a freshman than usual.

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