ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's competition at tailback is intense as coach Mark Richt said Tuesday that Thomas Brown has made a strong return from a knee injury.
Brown was the starter before missing the final six games of the 2006 season with the injury.
Richt said Brown and another senior, Kregg Lumpkin, and redshirt freshman Knowshon Moreno appear to be ready to play. Richt also said true freshman Caleb King is picking up the offense after four days of practice.
Georgia worked Tuesday in helmets, shoulder pads, jerseys and shorts in the intense heat. The team's first practice in full pads is scheduled for Thursday.
Georgia will open its season on September 1st against Oklahoma State.
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