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Georgia RB Gurley limited in spring, but OC Bobo wants more

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Georgia is a bit of an interesting team heading in to the spring practice season in Athens. The Bulldogs have been one of the top programs in the SEC East the last few years, and although they appear to be losing some key players and have to break in a new starting quarterback, nobody should be surprised if Mark Richt puts together a team worthy of a SEC run in the fall. Having a healthy running back will be key for the Bulldogs, so all eyes are on Todd Gurley.

“Well right now, Todd Gurley has still been bothered by the injury that he had, so I really don’t know what to expect from Todd in the spring,” Richt said when asked about Gurley’s status this spring. “My guess is that unless he’s completely healed by March 18, there will be some modification to what he’s doing.”

Gurley will be limited for much of the spring, if not all of it. Keeping him healthy is more important than rushing him back for spring practices, even if it means falling behind the pace in getting accustomed to an offense with a new starting quarterback. Fortunately, there is little for Gurley to prove this spring. When healthy, he is one fo the best running backs in the SEC, if not the nation.

Gurley was on he brink of a 1,000-yard season despite battling injuries at various points of the year. Gurley played in 10 games and rushed for 989 yards and 10 touchdowns. He will be the team’s leading rusher returning in 2014 and could be the top offensive player on the roster.

While Richt may not feel a need to get Gurley involved in spring practices, his offensive coordinator is singing a slightly more demanding tune.

“I believe he’s at the point in his career, as a third-year guy, he’s got to step up and be a leader for this football team,” Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Wednesday. He’s not a big talker but he can step up and be a leader by how he practices and that’s what I’m looking for this spring.”

Should Gurley push it now? Considering the way last season unraveled for the Bulldogs, it may be best to scale things back for now. We know what Gurley can do. There is nothing to prove now.

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12 Responses to “Georgia RB Gurley limited in spring, but OC Bobo wants more”
  1. mydixienormus says: Mar 5, 2014 9:29 PM

    230 lbs. of pure pussy…

  2. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Mar 5, 2014 10:52 PM

    UGA fans need to enjoy this guy while they have him. He is gone for sure after next season

  3. mrtreyseven says: Mar 5, 2014 11:01 PM

    230 of pure p- really??? getting an injury. makes u one then everyone is one…i never seen Gurley shy away from contact most definitely never seen the dude play, or u have and was upset u couldn’t bring him down

  4. woebegong says: Mar 6, 2014 12:23 AM

    mydixienormus says: Mar 5, 2014 9:29 PM

    230 lbs. of pure pussy…

    And most likely, 250 pounds of pure moron just wrote that statement. The young man when healthy is one of the best backs in college football, and he never shies away from contact.

  5. peddealer says: Mar 6, 2014 1:44 AM

    U say hes 250 of pussy? I GUARANTEE that a bag is 128 with a soaking wet tampon and maxi pad, and barely cracks 5 1/2 ft in 6 inch heels at the gay bar he dances at and plays on his iphone dissing SEC players

    265 need to drop 20-30 Ill be honest but still carry it well for a 30 y.o.

    I smelt pussy all over that MITCH’S breath!

  6. mydixienormus says: Mar 6, 2014 8:01 AM

    He is great when he’s healthy?

    That’s like a Vietnam soldier saying his M16 is great when it doesn’t jam.

  7. woebegong says: Mar 6, 2014 8:09 AM

    He will be healthy by the fall and when he is, he will get his yards. I am not worried about that.
    I know all about Vietnam and the M-16, having spent 13 wonderful months over there. The M-16, when it is not jamming, is an accurate weapon and a 7 pound club when it jams. It was easy enough to unjam though, as long as it didn’t break down at a really bad time.

  8. mydixienormus says: Mar 6, 2014 8:49 AM

    To be clear to all the UGA faithful, Gurley is really good when healthy. No question.

    If I was an UGA fan, I would be worried about his durability.

    Some dudes are just injury prone. Others seem never to get hurt.

    I prefer a durable player that the team can count on every week. Last year, Gurley was not that guy. I watched a game where he went out 3-4 times with various boo boos.

  9. wadaea says: Mar 6, 2014 8:49 AM

    Wow!!!!! the season is months away and GA is already explaining why they will not be relevant once again…

  10. gamustangdude says: Mar 6, 2014 12:24 PM


    You’re name explains the type of posts I should expect, and you haven’t disappointed as of yet.

    Gurley was a little banged up this year, however year before he was fine and if he takes time to heal, he should be fine this year as well. Look at AP, how banged up he was at OU and still in the NFL and tell me he’s not still considered one of the best bacsk currently in the league.

    Gurley will be fine. Dixie just hates the SEC and everything about it, any chance he can to troll he does. He is one of the most pathetic commenter’s here on CFT, in my opinion.
    It’s easy to be a sideline reporter, trying to offer comments about a topic you’ve never experienced. When Dixie plays college football as a running back, then we’ll act like he knows what he’s talking about. Until then, he shitting out of his mouth and talking out of his ass.


  11. mydixienormus says: Mar 6, 2014 12:31 PM

    Thanks for reading gamustangdude.

    Note: You don’t have to put “in my opinion”. You are typing it or saying it. We know it’s your opinion.

  12. gamustangdude says: Mar 6, 2014 12:58 PM

    Really? R U sure? because unless I mention “it’s my opinion” then it’s not really my opinion is it?

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