I have to admit, I was surprised Hicks didn't get more of a look later in the season, but with the way Richard Samuel picked it up, I don't think Hicks would have seen much action even if he hadn't been out for the Florida game. Now, Hicks is getting praise from Richt for doing the one thing that gets you the most playing time as a back in his offense:
“You don’t read any stats about him, but just playing some fullback (Friday), he picked up a blitz and just did it with enthusiasm," Richt said.The reason I thought Hicks would get more playing time is his hands. He played TE in high school in a Wing-T offense. He can catch. Don't be surprised to see plays in the fall that leverage his size and that ability some. If he becomes a great blocker to go with that, fogetaboutit. Hall will likely start, absent an injury, but Hicks will see plenty of playing time.