Isaiah Crowell ( is starting off much better than many expected.

Reports out of camp have coaches raving about how quickly Crowell seems to be adjusting and Mark Richt has talked about just how natural and fluid Crowell already looks.

Richard Samuel is still the starting runningback, but many outside of the program are thinking it’s just a matter of time before Crowell takes that spot over.

A big early step for Crowell is coming up this Wednesday as the Dawgs will be having their first scrimmage of fall camp. It’ll give Crowell a chance to show how quickly he has really adjusted. Crowell will have to show pass block in situations while also carrying the ball against the defense.

Crowell, who has had some message boards blazing over different rumors of him being lazy and whatnot, but the coaches at Georgia don’t seem to be bothered by it.

“He’s just a great humble kid who wants to be good in football. And that’s what he’s doing. He’s doing everything he can to make sure he’s doing that.”

That’s what running backs coach Bryan McClendon told AJC’s Chip Towers about what Crowell to this point in his young career.

Barring injury, Crowell is going to play a lot this year. Richard Samuel and Ken Malcome will as well, it is up to them to decide exactly how much they do play.

At this point, I think Samuel sticks at least two more weeks as the starter, if not all the way to the Boise State game, but by the third or fourth game of the season Crowell should be considered the man for the team.

Crowell working out.

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