Though the Georgia Bulldogs' season opener is just over a week away, their starting lineup is still not set.
Richard Samuel was initially pegged as the No. 1 tailback, but has since suffered a nagging quad injury.
In addition, redshirt freshman Ken Malcome has missed some practice time with his share of injuries and currently sits at fourth on the depth chart.
So what does all this mean for Isaiah Crowell and the Bulldog Nation?
Fans could get their wish and see the standout freshman carry the rock on the first play come September 3rd.
The 5-star recruit out of Columbus, Georgia had Dawg fans hanging on the edge of their seats on National Signing Day this past February, and ended the suspense by declaring his commitment to Georgia and proudly hoisting a Bulldog pup high in the air.
Ever since that moment, there have been murmurs about how much playing time he would get in 2011.
Though he's had a slight groin injury this fall, he has been able to go full speed in recent practices.
During their final scrimmage Wednesday, Crowell had six carries for 51 yards and a touchdown, while Richard Samuel was held out.
Though Samuel isn't being ruled out as being the starter, each day his thigh injury remains, the chances of Crowell being in the lineup after kickoff grow.
Either way, the fourth-best tailback out of high school last season will get his fair share of attempts in the Georgia Dome as the Dawgs look to get off to a fast start in 2011.
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