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Crowell developing into leader

Mercurial freshman star earns kudos for being reliable, responsible player

Updated: March 26, 2012, 3:27 PM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation
ATHENS, Ga. -- Isaiah Crowell is bound and determined to show everyone that he's a changed man.

The changes are ongoing, but so far, so good, following a 2011 season in which he faced more negative scrutiny than perhaps any Georgia freshman in the Mark Richt era.

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Dale Zanine/US PresswireTeammate Arthur Lynch says fans who booed Isaiah Crowell (above) in 2011 obviously don't understand how tough it is to play with a serious injury.
"I think he's trying to get there," Richt said this week. "I've definitely seen improvement and I think he would tell you he's still got a ways to go, but we're pleased at the direction he's moving."

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