Notebook: Malcome favorite to start 

August, 22, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Nobody seemed too surprised by Mark Richt’s Wednesday supposition that Ken Malcome would be Georgia’s starting tailback in the Sept. 1 opener against Buffalo -- except perhaps Malcome himself.

“I’m surprised and happy he said that, but I’m not going to hold back because he said it,” Malcome said. “It’s a good thing. I kind of had the mindset that no matter what, I was going to be a starter. But it’s good to hear Coach Richt say that.”

As Malcome said, he expects to be a starter, having carried the No. 1 label throughout the summer and preseason. He was simply surprised that Richt said it after Wednesday’s team scrimmage, having shared carries with Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall and Richard Samuel throughout the month of August.

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