Commentary

Run game gets Samuel back

The stand-up student-athlete returns to stabilize Georgia's backfield

Updated: December 29, 2011, 11:38 AM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation
ATHENS, Ga. -- Richard Samuel would have had the best excuse among Georgia's running backs if he added to the group's reputation for knuckleheaded behavior, yet he stands as the exception to the trend.

Samuel completed high school early and enrolled at Georgia in 2008 as a 16-year-old, yet his name has never been in the headlines for bad behavior like the six Bulldogs tailbacks who have been arrested or suspended in the last two years.