Tuesday, August 21
Here sat tailback Todd Gurley, a former touted prospect, a budding freshman star at Georgia, explaining how he almost never even played football in high school.
"I wasn't going to play football," Gurley said. "I was just going to take like a break off."
A football standout in eighth grade, Gurley actually didn't go out for the football team as a freshman until a coach convinced him to play five games into the season. He was actually on the junior varsity the next year before turning into the tailback that was signed by UGA and is sure to contribute this season as a rookie.
Gurley's hesistancy at the time may sound strange, but remember that he is from North Carolina -- Eastern North Carolina.
He liked another sport better.
"I started liking basketball a lot," Gurley said. "I just got tired of football a little bit, just watching basketball highlights and stuff like that. I was big on Duke basketball and stuff like that. I just wanted to play basketball."
He did for a while, but "Football started working out pretty good," Gurley says in an obvious understatement, "so I stuck with that."
ON THE AGENDA
After three days in full pads, Georgia's Tuesday football practice is scheduled to be in helmets and shorts prior to Wednesday's practice game at Sanford Stadium.
LINK(S) OF THE DAY
Interesting story here on the language used by Alabama's 3-4 defense, and much of it could apply to UGA's defense.
After all, much of the defensive positional lingo between Alabama and Georgia is the same (such as the Star position that Josh Harvey-Clemons and Malcolm Mitchell are both learning), except Georgia's "Will" is the hybrid OLB/DE that Alabama calls the "Jack." And Alabama's "Will" is the second ILB spot that Georgia calls the "Mo."
And guess who leads the SEC in this year's party school rankings?
TWEET(S) OF THE DAY
Damn I missed my favorite movie.#lionking
LB Alec Ogletree
im sick as a dog right now
OL Mark Beard
Being on time relying on UGA busses < the bobcats winning the NBA championship this year
TE Jay Rome
Congrats to the two ladies who have become members of augusta national :)
OL Watts Dantzler
Can't let nothing get the best of me
RB Todd Gurley
no matter how much sleep I get, I'm still tired during class #tiredathletetweet
LB Chase Vasser
12 days till game day baby!#anxious
PK Marshall Morgan
What's the symptoms of depression?
Former UGA RB Caleb King
[i]Once u cross those white lines painted on the field... An your a linebacker.... NO ONE IS YOUR FRIEND! NO ONE!