Malcome in Georgia's tailback mix

photo Georgia tailback Ken Malcome competes during Georgia's first preseason practice on Thursday.

It's been a noisy spring and summer for the tailback position at Georgia.

Washaun Ealey and Caleb King left the program. Richard Samuel moved back from linebacker. Carlton Thomas got suspended for the season opener, and Isaiah Crowell arrived as the nation's top-rated prospect at the position.

Redshirt freshman Ken Malcome is the quiet one.

"There have been a lot of things happen to me, too," Malcome said following Friday's second preseason workout. "Regardless, I've just got to practice and get better every day."

Malcome missed most of spring practice because of a groin injury, but he did return in time for G-Day and rushed seven times for 39 yards and a touchdown.