Anthony Allen To Start

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… After Two Georgia Tech Backs Injured

By Paul Sykes

Anthony Allen, former University of Louisville running back, will be the starting back for Georgia Tech in its 7:30 football game tonight against Clemson on ESPN.

After sitting out a season because of NCAA transfer rules, he finally got to the field Saturday in Georgia Tech’s 37-17 win over Jacksonville State. Three carries for 21 yards in a backup role and one catch for 27 yards. 

Allen has moved into a starting role because of injuries to two GT running backs.

Allen holds the U of L single game rushing record, with his 275 yards against Middle Tennnessee in 2007. Fans may never know the reason Allen left Louisville but he has a permanent spot in U of L football history.  His accomplishments in one game were amazing.[/stextbox]

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

5 thoughts on “Anthony Allen To Start

  • September 10, 2009 at 9:34 am
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    Allen left because he and Kragthorpe didn’t get along. If you haven’t figured it out yet, Kragthorpe is a nice guy and he has no room for kids with any kind of combative personalities. My issue with Kragthorpe since he has been here has been the fact that he can’t discipline guys and keep them in check. The previous coach was a master at this, the current, well not so much. UofL has a lot of its former players in the NFL many of whom were passed on by bigger schools because of one issue or another. Many turned out all right but only because the leadership here at the time was rock solid.

    • September 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm
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      You are 100% on target. There was serious conflict between SK and AA. And your analysis is correct. Most of the time good football players, especially as the level of play moves up the ladder, have to have a little bit of mean in them. You don’t want to see it off the field but you do need to see it, under control of course, on the field. We no longer have enough of it.

  • September 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm
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    AA has 122 yards rushing with a TD. In the first half! No offense to Victor Anderson but Allen is a load and has speed to boot. Wish SK could have kept him.

  • September 11, 2009 at 6:07 am
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    Can’t believe they blew that big lead last night to the Clemson Tigers. Allen seems to have found a great home in Johnson’s option offemse.

  • September 11, 2009 at 9:22 am
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    Baby Bush, I hope it works out for him at GT- I miss him

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