Tebow-Walker comparisons are bogus

The SEC record book doesn't tell the full Herschel Walker story. (Associated Press)

The SEC record book doesn't tell the full Herschel Walker story. (Associated Press)

Florida’s most celebrated player of all time scored his 49th rushing touchdown against Mississippi State, tying him with Georgia’s most celebrated player of all time for the SEC record.

But as with so many sports statistics these days, there’s an asterisk involved. Or, at least, there should be.

As the Georgia Sports Blog points out, the Dogs’ Herschel Walker actually scored five more rushing touchdowns that he doesn’t get credit for in the SEC record book because the conference didn’t count bowl statistics until recent years, and those five Walker scores came in bowl games.

Why they couldn’t have updated the past stats to include bowl games when the rule changed, I can’t begin to understand. It’s not really fair to all the great players from the years before the rule change, but unfortunately that’s the way it is. Life isn’t fair, especially life in the SEC.

The blog also notes that it has taken a lot more games for Tim Tebow to catch Walker in the record book, since Herschel only played in 36 games total, including bowls, and only 33 that count in the record book. Tebow has played in 48 games so far, 34 as a starter.

The bottom line is that SEC records achieved nowadays don’t really match up with those from yesteryear. The comparisons are worthless. That doesn’t mean the players like Tebow setting conference records today aren’t great athletes and deserving of recognition. It just means that, as anyone who saw both men play can attest, Tebow is no Herschel Walker, no matter how loudly Gator fans crow in the future.

Still on the subject of the record, David Hale of Bulldogs Blog raises an interesting question: “Out of everything that’s at stake in this game,” he asks, “where does ‘not letting Tebow break the record against Georgia’ rank on things fans want most this week? If I told you that Georgia would lose by 20 points, but Tebow wouldn’t run for a TD, would that be enough of a silver lining?”

For me, the answer is no. I love Herschel and venerate him as highly as any UGA fan, but having that record eclipsed by Tebow won’t diminish No. 34’s impact on the game or his place in college football history one bit. And, let’s face it, unless his college career were to suddenly come to an end, the record is going to be Tebow’s before his playing days are over, even if he doesn’t run for a TD against Georgia.

I’d gladly give Tebow the record in exchange for a win by the Dogs. Wouldn’t you?

I’ll be off on Tuesday, as usual, but the Blawg will return on Wednesday.

235 comments Add your comment

L-Dawg

October 26th, 2009
3:59 pm

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!

BEING CONSIDERD A BLIND HOMER IS BETTER THAN BEING A PESSIMISTIC FAIR WEATHER FAN!!

I ROOT FOR MY TEAM THROUGH THICK AND THIN, AND RESPECT MY COACHES SO LONG AS THEY ARE MY COACHES!! JUST BECAUSE I REFUSE TO WRITE BAD THINGS ABOUT THE TEAM I LOVE DOESNT MEAN I AM NOT A GREAT, TRUE FAN!!

AND WHAT DO GEORGIA TECH “FANS” AND uga FANS HAVE IN COMMON EVERYBODY?? THEY BOTH OBSESS OVER THEM DAWGS, AND WHATS GOING ON OUT IN ATHENS!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!

CANNOT WAIT TO SEE TEBOW CRY IN HIS POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE BEFORE JESUS CALLS HIM UP TO BEGIN PEP-RALLIES FOR THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON!!!

ugaaccountant

October 26th, 2009
4:01 pm

I agree, Tebow can have his record, but let’s win the game. Every adult understands that Walker had to play much better football in less games than any modern players to set his records, including foregoing his senior season like any real pro prospect does.

JaxDawg

October 26th, 2009
4:02 pm

Good points Bill. Also can you confirm something I heard years ago, but I’ve not been able to find the written data though I’m sure it’s out there to prove it one way or the other. But many of the games Walker played in he wasn’t used much if at all in the 4th qtr, and if you break down his actual game time, he only actually played the equivalant of 2.5yrs

BigDawg

October 26th, 2009
4:03 pm

Crybow, you are no Hershel Walker!! He didn’t cry with broken collar bone, broken thumb, broken supporting cast, never!!! Get a pacifier for Crybow

Bob Horner stayed hurt

October 26th, 2009
4:03 pm

Coach Dooly had class and would often sit Walker in the 4th quarter…when the dawgs had the game in hand….he could have easily had more TD’s if the dawgs wanted to run the score….

shankit

October 26th, 2009
4:05 pm

LIke comparing The Babe to Hank.
No comparison.
2000 more at bats
moved the left field fence in twenty feet.

I Don't Even Like UGA

October 26th, 2009
4:13 pm

“Blutto’s right…” Very simple; Tebow is a great player, but he is of a different era. 12 game regular seasons, bowl stats count toward “career” and embarassing non-conference… errr… competition? Could you imagine what Herschel Walker might have done to Charleston Southern or Troy (some of UGA’s non-conference foes from ‘80-’82 included; Clemson, Texas A&M, BYU, and of course, GA Tech). Enough of this silliness. Tebow is a great player, but he is not a dominant player. He does not have the potential to score on every play. There are some who don’t even believe he is the greatest player in UF history.

K

October 26th, 2009
4:17 pm

Didn’t know the bowl stats didn’t count. Nice to know. However, Tebow is a QB, not an RB. Pretty respectable record even though I despise him and the Gators.

TechCrybaby

October 26th, 2009
4:18 pm

Too bad neither Walker nor Tebow is playing for UGA.

shankit

October 26th, 2009
4:18 pm

Closet comparison for Tebow would be Andy Johnson
and not Herschel.
Andy was one of the greatest high school and college
quarterbacks I ever saw, but played as a running back
in the NFL>
I think this is where Tebow will eventually wind up.

Bill E. Goat

October 26th, 2009
4:25 pm

Awww poor Bill showing his jealousy of Tebow and UF again. Tebow barely played in his first year. Why dont you compare how many carries Tebow has had 3 1/2 years to how many Herchel had in 3? Because you’d see your stupid games played comparison doesnt make a difference.

Sunny Purdue

October 26th, 2009
4:28 pm

There is no comparison. EVERY one of the top twenty touchdown producers are running backs – except Tebow. He not only drives the team downfield, he pushes it across the goal. Running backs are supposed to score touchdowns. Just sit back and enjoy the greatest of all time.
1. 49— Herschel Walker, Georgia 1980-82
2. 46— Kevin Faulk, LSU 1995-98
3. 45— Carnell Williams, Auburn 2001-04
4. 44— Dalton Hilliard, LSU 1982-85
5. 43— Bo Jackson, Auburn 1982-85
6. 41— Shaun Alexander, Alabama 1996-99
7. 40— Charles Alexander, LSU 1975-78
8. 37— Deuce McAllister, Ole Miss 1997-2000
9. 36— Lars Tate, Georgia 1984-87
36— Emmitt Smith, Florida 1987-89
11. 35— James Stewart, Tennessee 1991-94
12. 34— Johnny Musso, Alabama 1969-71
34— Joe Cribbs, Auburn 1976-79
34— Errict Rhett, Florida 1990-93
15. 33— Bobby Humphrey, Alabama 1985-88
33— Garrison Hearst, Georgia 1990-92
33— Earnest Graham, Florida 1999-2002
18. 32— Charles Trippi, Georgia 42,45-46
19. 31— Fred Taylor, Florida 1994-97
20. 30— Stephen Davis, Auburn 1993-95
30— Bob Davis, Kentucky 1935-37
30— Neal Anderson, Florida 1982-85

Party at Joe Cox's to watch SEC Title Game

October 26th, 2009
4:29 pm

Cox can’t move the ball against this Gator D, you will see soon if you don’t believe me. This is a defense that held LSU to 3 points at home and last week they had starters out of the game and they held Mississippi State to 6 points. These guys are the real deal, good luck Cox you are going to need it . Tebow is not going to give you guys any gifts on Saturday.

Bob Horner stayed hurt

October 26th, 2009
4:30 pm

Billie E. Goat….you carries argument doesn’t fly…..Walker was really Georgia’s only threat….teams still couldn’t stop him…Tebow has a supporting cast…in MHO

GetOverIt

October 26th, 2009
4:30 pm

How in the world is life not fair in the SEC? I could see it not being fair for UGA, but certainly everything is fair in the almighty SEC.

McDawg

October 26th, 2009
4:32 pm

Tebow’s performance in the SEC championship and in the BCS game was truly remarkable BUT… there have been better QBs and better running backs but has there ever been a better OB/RB/cheerleader combined -i don’t think so-could you imagine the career he would of had behind a megaphone-that dude can jump and clap like the best cheerleaders of all time-hope to see him on ESPNU during the spring for team championships

4th Place Dawg

October 26th, 2009
4:33 pm

BigDawg is going to need a pacifier on Saturday just like last year.

Silver Britches

October 26th, 2009
4:34 pm

Love the Dawgs, but we have no chance in hell. 24-3.

Kelly ugafan

October 26th, 2009
4:39 pm

Tebow is only a quarter therfore cannot compare to Herschel Walker who is a running back , best and only one.. no one can replace Herschel . Tebow cheats to run to gain touchdowns, he should be giving his running backs a chance to play .. he is ego , selfish… A very good quarterback indeed but not a running back .. So compare same positions , not different positions.. cant beat that.. no wayyyy.
I plan to file a complaint with ncaa for this …no such thing to compare two different positions..

Duh

October 26th, 2009
4:46 pm

How many 260-lb linebackers that have 4.5/ 4.6-speed did Walker run against? What about 290/ 300-lb Defensive ends with 4.8/ 4.9 speed? And those pesky 320-lb or God forbid 360-lb defensive linemen?

That would be none.

However, I do think Herschel Walker was a great back in the era in which he played. Who knows if he would be able to perform as well in the current era, with his running style, against the significantly larger and faster athletes of today’s college defenses.

Burdell

October 26th, 2009
4:52 pm

What do UF fans and L-DAWG have in common?

They are obsessed with Tim Tebow and the Gators!!

See you dumb that looks L-DAWG??

Suck it Nerd

October 26th, 2009
4:53 pm

Tebow is great, Walker was great.

Florida opens a big can on us Saturday.

Burdell

October 26th, 2009
4:54 pm

Ahem. See HOW dumb that looks? I am my own worst enemy…

GATA this weekend Dogs. Stick it to ‘em. You have the talent.

cantondawg

October 26th, 2009
4:55 pm

Tebow does not compare with Herschel. Tebow is a great leader but for sheer talent he does not have the “wow” factor like Herschel did. Herschel only played 3 years of college as opposed to Tebow’s four. More importantly, Herschel played in an era of sportmanship. Once Georgia held a commanding lead, Dooley would call off the dawgs and not try to run up the score. Under Meyer, Florida routinely tries to pad statistics and run up the score. Just think of how many yards Herschel would have gained if he had played nowadays

shane#1

October 26th, 2009
4:57 pm

Two completely different players from different eras, there is no way to compare them. Walker and Bo Jackson were the best combinations of speed and size that I have ever seen in a college RB, altough McFadden came close. IMO Records are made to be broken, so more power to Brother Tebow. It is fun to watch a special player even an “enemy” player, so break your record Mr Tebow, I don’t care. Just lose the game!

GATORBAIT

October 26th, 2009
4:57 pm

baaaa naaa na naaa na naaa GATOR BAIT. if i was a uga fan, i would be glad to se NOshow mareno gone. spikes owned him last yea, boo yak a sha

QB v RB

October 26th, 2009
4:59 pm

man – i agree w/ sunny perdue – sure it may have taken moar games for T-Bo and they need 2 count walkers 5 TDs in bowl games (and of course that will increase the total games he’s played in) but for chriss sakes – t-bo is a quarterback. aren’t they supposed to get passing touchdowns???? I mean – for a quarterback to beat a runningback in scoring rushing tds — isn’t that “jaw dropping” let me know y’all !!!

Rufus

October 26th, 2009
4:59 pm

Well, WTF cares, anyway!?

Doug

October 26th, 2009
5:03 pm

Any rb who can win a NC with Buck Belue at qb has to be the greatest player of all time.

Tebow is, however, the most “unique,” talent in ollege football history.

From a Vol fan who never beat either one of them.

Mad Dawg

October 26th, 2009
5:03 pm

Bill, I don’t care about 1985. I don’t care about Tebow vs Herschel. What I do care about is the state of the UGA program and particularly how UGA is preparing for this game.

1. When I heard we were only praticing 2 times last week I couldn’t believe it. If you have two weeks to prepare/scheme they why don’t you use it? I don’t get it.

2. Will BOBO put in any new wrinkles in the offense to exploit any weaknesses in the Fla defense? If Cox does not get rid of the ball faster than he has been then he will get crushed. Our offensive line has turned into a bunch of pu$$ies. What are we doing about that? Shuffling pu$$ie around.

3. Where are the warriors on this team? Where is the coaching that will make this a competitive outing for UGA and not another embarrassment?

Let’s get serious here for a moment.

QB v RB

October 26th, 2009
5:04 pm

BTW – L-dawg, why would Jeebus call upon T-bo… pretty sure all the gators r heathens who will “burn in a lake of fire”

wiley

October 26th, 2009
5:05 pm

Tebow can read and write.

UGA89

October 26th, 2009
5:06 pm

Tebow was the better ball player, better than any of the Herschel’s

FMGator

October 26th, 2009
5:08 pm

How many touchdown passes did Hershel throw?

Dan

October 26th, 2009
5:08 pm

Kind of funny, as a damn yankee I have no dog in the fight. (no pun intended) Comments saying old school had to play better football? Different game today, it is now far faster and more physical walker was a physical freak when he played 230lbs with speed, now tha is normal.
The comparisons of games is valid tho Tebow did only start 34 which narrows the gap, and the biggest of all if you were comparing another running back the games and such would be hold more weight, but we are talking about a QB! I am not dissing walker but seriously, a qb tied for the most rushing tds, and he is probably pretty high on the passing list as well. and the position is far more challenging to play

Nesbittch and the WannaBEES

October 26th, 2009
5:09 pm

If Walker and Tebow played in the ACC today they would never come close to 50 TDs

Bob Horner stayed hurt

October 26th, 2009
5:11 pm

Mad Dawg…..wow you deal with facts, instead of fatasizing about the past….not a bad idea….I thought the players practiced twice and lifted weights twice..(which theoretically will increase their strength…)…..right..?? or is too late for that..?? I honestly don’t know..???

all i know is

October 26th, 2009
5:16 pm

100% of UGA fans would give their first born to have Tebow at quarterback right now

SickandTired

October 26th, 2009
5:16 pm

Isn’t it kind of amazing when you look at it, that Tebow is gonna own the SEC record for rushing touchdowns and he already has 75 touchdown passes to go with it…oh and by the way, that’s 3 more than David Greene had with 4 years of starting at QB and couldn’t run a lick….that total for Greene by the way is the Georgia record for touchdown passes in a career. So, by analyzing the stats he’s better than your best running back…and as a sidelight, he’s better than your best QB as well…..Boy oh boy, and there’s a beat down coming this Saturday for the Dawgs on top of that and there’s the added bonus of him breaking Hershel’s record to boot. I hope he does it in the first half so that there will be at least a few Dawg fans left in the stands to see it.
Georgia: The Wisconsin of the SEC

Mike

October 26th, 2009
5:18 pm

What do Walker and Tebow have in common? Both will do/have done very little in the NFL.

shane#1

October 26th, 2009
5:19 pm

I was just thinking about how some fans take the real enjoyment out of watching football. The crying and moaning when “they” lose and the trash talking when “they” win. #1- Fans are not part of the team so they haven’t won or lost anything. #2- Fans don’t do spring mat drills, or spend 12 hrs a week in the weight room, or have spring practice, or summer workouts, or two-a-days in 95% weather. #3- Fans don’t tear ACls or get concussions, or break bones, unless they get too drunk and fall down. You didn’t lose anything, you Bozos, unless you got too far into the bookies, and that’s your fault, not the players and coaches. You didn’t win anything either, unless you got lucky with the bookies, and that ain’t gonna’ last! Watch the game and enjoy these fine athletes. Tebows and Greens and Julios don’t come along that often. IMO this is the golden years of the SEC so quitchabitchin and enjoy the game, no matter who wins.

ugaaccountant

October 26th, 2009
5:20 pm

Dan – Tebow is what you call a TD vulture. He gets a much larger share of the goaline carries than he did getting to the goal line. However, as a qb, he actually does participate alot in getting to the goal line so it is impressive all the same.

The deal is though, he’s a good thrower and a good runner, but isn’t an all-time great at either activity like Herschel was. Tebow can clearly go into the top 10-20 players of all time discussion, but I don’t think you can put him anywhere near the top. Especially not now as in his senior season he’s really not producing as well. Defenses have figured out some of his advantages related to his “surprise” factor and shut them down.

SSI gator

October 26th, 2009
5:21 pm

Tebow only has one personality. Herschel wins that one.

ugaaccountant

October 26th, 2009
5:21 pm

Walker was a very good player in the NFL. Not hall-of-fame, but a really high level long pro career.

Tebow might not even make it past a rookie contract and a clipboard.

ugaaccountant

October 26th, 2009
5:23 pm

I wouldn’t have traded Stafford for Tebow. Bobo would have never utilized him as a runner and Tebow would be an average guy in our system.

SickandTired

October 26th, 2009
5:29 pm

I think you sell Bobo short. He’s the best coach on that staff including “teeth” guy.

Bob Horner stayed hurt

October 26th, 2009
5:32 pm

Shane#1….easier said than done…..you’re right….I’m just saying…

Nesbittch and the WannaBEES

October 26th, 2009
5:33 pm

ACC defenses would eat Tebow for breakfast

Mad Dawg

October 26th, 2009
5:35 pm

Bob Horner, lifting weights ain’t our issue… How about blocking somebody, tackleing somebody, how about getting rid of the ball in 3 seconds, how about covering kick-offs, how about making a yard or two after you are hit vs being arm tackled? This Georgia team has no piss and vinegar about them at all. Coaches don’t adjust well during thr game and game planning in general is “do what we did last week.” It is a sad state of affairs when what you wish for is to not get embarassed.

Choco

October 26th, 2009
5:43 pm

I am a die hard Dawg fan but I must admit that we need to keep it real. Walker is not on Tim Tebow’s level. Tebow is one of the greatest athletes of all time. That Tebow even has so many rushing touchdowns as a QB shows how great Tebow is. Tebow is playing two positions fo the Gators. That of the QB and running back. That makes what Tebow has done so much more difficult it is unbelievable really. I am sorry for saying this but I just feel as sports fans we must stop being biased. Tebow should have won his second Heisman last season but didn’t because of bias from BIG12 fans blindly supporting the QBs in their conference. It’s got to stop for the credibility of the game. Also, th defenses in Walker’s era were nowhere near what they are today. That Tebow can run against these defenses lie he does is incredible. There was nowhere near the offensive and defensive parity there is in the SEC today.

Bob Horner stayed hurt

October 26th, 2009
5:44 pm

Mad Dawg…that was a gut shot..you’re correct…I am worried about getting taken to the woodshed…I wonder what the line is in Vegas 15pts..?? I have no clue…The dawgs have a plethora of issues….but lack of fundamentals and a lack of heart is what hurts the most as I’m watching the game on TV…drinking beer and pouting…..

Nesbittch and the WannaBEES

October 26th, 2009
5:51 pm

A QB run frees up an extra man to block. Jus sayin

The ACC is the premier college football conference.

Nesbittch and the WannaBEES

October 26th, 2009
5:54 pm

Choco you typed Teblows name like 10 times in that post. Obsess much?
If he played in the ACC he would just be another avg fullback.

Geezguys

October 26th, 2009
5:56 pm

You know the puppies are crying when they start talking about anything but the REAL game. Better to concentrate on some theoretical matchup of Walker vs. Tebow. Nobody can ruin a celebration in fantasyland.

secondguesser

October 26th, 2009
6:07 pm

Thank God for a history button on the ole computer!!! The homers at this paper didn’t let this one stay on the front page for maybe twenty minutes! Anyway, I guess these former players/coaches don’t know near as much as you gridiron greats!!!!

http://www.ajc.com/sports/uga/dooley-dye-have-never-174198.html

Mikey

October 26th, 2009
6:07 pm

#34 handed the ball to the official and quietly walked away. he acted like he had been there before.
#15 gestures so hard you would swear he would have dislocated his arms by now.
…..enough said.

mowreck

October 26th, 2009
6:08 pm

I tell you what, and this comes from a GT fan. Herschel gave out concussions … he never took one like Tebow.

Delbert D.

October 26th, 2009
6:10 pm

How about William Perry of Clemson? I don’t think he ever threw a pass, either.

Delbert D.

October 26th, 2009
6:14 pm

Seriously, I say Herschel, and there is no comparison. I don’t think they kept stats on how many runs over 50 yards, 20 yards, etc. back then.

Delbert D.

October 26th, 2009
6:21 pm

secondguesser – thanks for the link. Billy Cannon’s comments, especially. His FB running mate at LSU was Jim Taylor, who played beside Hornung with the Packers. Taylor was the only guy other than Jim Brown to lead the NFL in rushing during Brown’s 9-year career.

Cory

October 26th, 2009
6:26 pm

What a complete utter IDIOT Mike Slive is- HOW ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR LAME SLIM WE CALL SEC OFFICIALS AND QUIT WORRYING ABOUT COMMENTS BY COACHES. FOR GODS SAKE GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND. WHEN IS THE NCAA GOING TO STEP IN AND DO SOMETHING. MIKEY CLEARLY HAS NO CLUE

Call it Like It Is

October 26th, 2009
6:32 pm

Tebow as a QB you have to have more skill and leadership qualities than a running back.

Plus, Tebow = class and another possible Heisman.

Enough Said!

m

October 26th, 2009
6:33 pm

The main reason that the Tebow-Walker comparisons are bogus is that Herschel is not around to help the dogs, but Tebow is around to help floriduh.

Having said that, the sec is so weak this year that there is not a dimes worth of difference between a so-called good team like floriduh, or a pitiful team like the dogs.

So if you dogs weren’t such a bunch of quitters and crybabies you probably could win the game.

Vince's Dooley

October 26th, 2009
6:42 pm

you UGA fans need to get over what the he!! went on 29 years ago, that is what is wrong with all of you, your all living in the past and nobody cares…thank God there wasn’t any KoolAid to give out back then, you all would have drank it….

Dorsey Hill

October 26th, 2009
7:14 pm

Choco,

Can I have soime of what you’re smoking? Defense’s are better now than in 1980-82? I can only assume that you weren’t alive then or at least not old enough to watch TV. In terms of aggression, brutality and ferocity, the game today is not even close. Today’s game is much more of a finesse game than it used to be. It used to be that you’d just line up and beat the hell out of each other for 60 minutes. There was no trickery, no spreading the field, no looking for mismatches in the secondary, it was truly a battle of wills. QB’s were largely irrelevant in the college game because they weren’t protected like they are today and you certainly wouldn’t want them running the ball 25+ a game like Tebow does now. If he tried that against our 1980 team, Eddie “Meat Cleaver” Weaver would have Tebow’s head on his mantle. If we could show up with our 1980 defense Saturday afternoon, I think we’d have a better shot simply because Erk and crew would scare the hell out of ‘em. Today’s player’s are faster, stronger and more well conditioned, but they ain’t even close to as mean.

Georgia Dawg By Way Of Las Vegas

October 26th, 2009
7:23 pm

Just a quick point and I’ll leave you all alone.

Does anyone really think Tim Tebow will crash through NFL front lines like he does in college?

Seriously … ?

They will break the kids back!

Nuff said! (smiling)

Baton Rouge Dawg

October 26th, 2009
7:24 pm

Whats Tebows longest touchdown run? Like 30 yards?

Georgia Dawg By Way Of Las Vegas

October 26th, 2009
7:27 pm

Eddie Weaver! God … what an athlete!

Good one Dorsey!

yarddawg

October 26th, 2009
7:35 pm

Well, I’m a georgia fan, and i’m not gonna try and be bias. As far as college goes, I think that Herschel Walker was one of the greatest if not the best. (Just an opinion) But, here we go again, opinions are like azzholes and everybody has one. Tim Tebow, hard not to say he is not one of the best quarterbacks of all time in college, not to mention pure athelete and leader. Saying that, I think, Bo Jackson was and if not would have gotten a career ending injury, probably the best overall athelete ever. (At one time ran the 100 in less than 10 secs at 230 pounds,in major league baseball hit the ball at a good average with consistent monster homeruns,(hit a few at least 480 to 500 feet) plus at his size would go up walls to steal homeruns,cut off balls in gaps and down the lines and could steal bases. Oh yeah and their is his collegiate career at Auburn and not to mention he could dunk a basketball!

Georgia Tech

October 26th, 2009
7:37 pm

Again worrying about some silly record set by a guy 30 years ago aint going to stop Teabow! Start worring about how yall are going to stop teabow. Hey and btw when yall DO beat Florida this weekend the Gators BETTER drop down past us in the BCS.. Dang it!!!

Georgia Tech

October 26th, 2009
7:42 pm

Dorsey Hill,

If you played with the Defense form 1980, 30 years ago you might as well spot them 50 points!! The speed of the game is faster today than it EVER was!!! You have a defense NOW that is good enough to edge out the game…talk about what you would need to do to win with what you got instead of a 30 year old Defense..

yarddawg

October 26th, 2009
7:46 pm

Well, heres a thought, why don’t we put it to rest and just keep our opinions to ourselves and think about this one, What if a team in college(pick your favorite) had Bo,Hershcel, and Tim in the same backfield, say like in 1983? When both Herschel and bo could have still been in college and pretend Wayne Peace is Tim Tebow. Now I don’t care what era or what defense you had with your super duper coordinator, they prob would have won by 40 to 50 points in every game. what ya think? LOVE IT UP HERE AT COLLEGE MOMA, SEND US SOME MONEY!

ohiodawg

October 26th, 2009
7:47 pm

Hey “Duh”. Name me one linebacker playing in the sec now that weighs 260 lbs. Also, if the defenders were smaller back then, than so were Walkers o- linemen.

Georgia Tech

October 26th, 2009
8:16 pm

Yarddawg,
The Game is REALLY won and lost at the Line of scrimage…
This is the thing the Dawgs (the fans at least) are forgetting. Floridias Oline is most likely one of the best in College football. Their Oline is whats Makeing Teabow so great right now.

This year also Florida has as good if not better Defense than LAST YEAR!! They have won 70% of their games this year on this side of the ball.

yarddawg

October 26th, 2009
8:22 pm

You are so correct, and I think that Georgia Tech will beat us again this year, nuff said?

yarddawg

October 26th, 2009
8:25 pm

WITHOUT MATHEW AND MORENO!

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
8:28 pm

I read somewhere that the 1980 UGA O line did not have a guy over 260 lbs.

yarddawg

October 26th, 2009
8:30 pm

I read somewhere, that Jawja was gonna win against the Gayturds this weekend?

Schlagdawg

October 26th, 2009
8:32 pm

“Again worrying about some silly record set by a guy 30 years ago aint going to stop Teabow! Start worring about how yall are going to stop teabow” – Georgia Tech @ 7:37 PM

I don’t know bout the rest of y’all, but since I’m not coaching UGA, I think I’ll keep relaxing and reading sports blogs.

yarddawg

October 26th, 2009
8:34 pm

After that last 400 yard passing game that Tebow had, in his up to date college career, The media ask how did you do that against such a great defensive secondary, and he said”The ball ain’t so heavy!”

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
8:35 pm

My heart says that the Dawgs will win.
It starts 0-0. If the Dawgs show up and play well they have a chance.
I just don’t want to see a blow-out.

yarddawg

October 26th, 2009
8:37 pm

well cut the grass one last time and don’t watch the game

:)

October 26th, 2009
8:42 pm

Georgia Tech – Don’t know where you are getting your information, or what games you have been watching, Gators OL has been getting boat raced the last three games.

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
8:44 pm

faith, hope and love.
I have all 3 for my Dawgs.

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
8:49 pm

Like Cuz posted earlier. Give it till half time and have plenty of alcohol on hand.

Dorsey Hill ???

October 26th, 2009
8:53 pm

Where’ve u been, Dorsey ?

Dorsey Hill ???

October 26th, 2009
8:54 pm

Folks might think you’re a fair weather fan.

TampaGator

October 26th, 2009
9:07 pm

Hershel played in 1980. Tebow currently plays in 2009. Hershel was a RB. Tebow is a QB. Hershel played on one NC team. Tebow has played on two. There is nothing else to compare. The two players are simply two of the best college football players in their time periods. PERIOD. The rest is worthless posting or discussion. Plus, a rushing TD is a rushing TD no matter how or who does it. PERIOD. Rusing TDs do not make one player better than the other or make me think less or one or more of another. Let’s just play the game on Saturday. As always, the only thing that matters in the final score. The game should be a good one to watch. Good teams. Good match ups. Lots of talent on both sides. Typical SEC football…TODAY. Let’s focus on that instead of all the Hershel vs. Tebow nonsense.

Bama Boy

October 26th, 2009
9:09 pm

Rest easy Dawg fans, Georgia 31 Gators 24

Matt

October 26th, 2009
9:20 pm

Hry Mike I dont know if you ever followed pro football but Herschel is in the top 10 all time in the NFL in all purpose yards. He was top five when he retired but other great players have come and gone since then.

Cuz

October 26th, 2009
9:22 pm

Dawgs have 5 interceptions, Gators have 12. Dawgs have recovered 11 fumbles by opponents, Gators 2. Dawgs have 14 sacks, Gators 23.

Dawgs have allowed 138 yards rushing per game, Gators 95. Dawgs have allowed 234 passing yards per game, Gators 140.

Keys to the game. Joe Cox will have to get protection from his O-line and RB’s so he can get the ball to his receivers. Florida will stuff the run. Establish the pass with Green, Charles, Brown and Wooten. Establish the run after the pass. If UGA starts with the run we are looking at a lot of three and outs.

Get to Tebow. Bring the heat early and often. Disrupt Tebow and you can disrupt the UF offensive game plan. Florida has a better D than last year but their offense is not as good. Harvin has not been replaced.

GATA DAWGS!!!
(translation) Get After Tebow Aggressively Dawgs!!!!

SagaciousSamDawg

October 26th, 2009
9:22 pm

Tebow by far is the most determined competitor; but to be fair consider this: UGA did not play a full 12 game schedule as teams do now, Walkers team did not play in any SEC championship games, and Walker probably did not play nearly as many full games as Tim Tebow. ** It should be faily noted however that the defenses today are far more stout and difficult to score against than in Walker’s day.

War Eagle

October 26th, 2009
9:24 pm

Hershcel and Bo best running backs in SEC history but Tebow is best all purpose player in NCAA history with 2 NC and maybe three in 2009.He has won more National Championships than any active coach in SEC. Give him credit Dawgs..good luck in Jacksonville. Time might be right for upset.

Cuz

October 26th, 2009
9:26 pm

Will Witherspoon is having a great night on Monday Night football. A few minutes ago he took and interception or fumble, I was too busy typing to follow it, into the end zone for a touchdown. He just recorded a sack. How bout that Dawg.

dawes

October 26th, 2009
9:38 pm

tebow will not ever see the day he is as good as walker who had more rushing yards go walker tebow who

: )

October 26th, 2009
9:39 pm

Tebow is a coach now?

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
9:40 pm

In 2007 the Dawgs sacked Tebow 6 times. Cuz – You are right on about GATA.
The receiver is never open if the QB can’t see him.

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
9:50 pm

The Gators miss Percy Harvey (I know) and Dan Mullen.
Their defense is awesome but their offense just doesn’t click like last year.

dawes

October 26th, 2009
9:55 pm

to the dummy that said that was ga only thread what about scott and warner and the rest of ga defense have you for got about them know what you are talking about before you open your big mouth

dawes

October 26th, 2009
9:57 pm

this fla team could not tought that walker team no way about it

Todd - Dacula

October 26th, 2009
10:00 pm

Walker is still the TOP DOG in the SEC; there simply is no comparison.

LincolnHusker

October 26th, 2009
10:01 pm

I look forward to the game on Saturday! Its truly a special game and we do respect Mr. Tebow. I agree with Coaches Dye and Dooley that Tebow is a remarkable young man. It is clear that he is leading his team to win after win in a most methodical manner, but not flashy. This is similar to the great Huskers of the 90’s that won 3 national championships in 4 years by ball control and running. If you want flash, go the Pac 10, but the SEC is demonstrating classic physical football with Florida, Alabama, LSU, etc. Florida 17- Georgia 6. Mark it down and enjoy the game!

dawes

October 26th, 2009
10:09 pm

tebow better he stay in college he will be able to run in the nfl like he run college some defense will knot his brains out of his head they wont be afraid of him

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
10:10 pm

Dawg Talk is on CSS right now.

Cuz

October 26th, 2009
10:13 pm

That 1980 Dawg D held Texas AM to 0 points and TCU to 3.

The score in 1980, State of Georgia 77, State of Texas 3.

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
10:17 pm

Defense wins championships.
Cuz – What does the DC Fantasy League say about UGA vs Florida?
I know it looks bad but lets have the numbers.

FMGator

October 26th, 2009
10:36 pm

I ask again. How many TD passes has Walker thrown?

Cuz

October 26th, 2009
10:41 pm

45, those were the numbers I quoted on the other page.

Strong’s D averages a 13.71, Willie’s D a 19.58. With those numbers the Gators win by minimum two touchdowns. That is why I gave the keys to the games if the Dawgs wanted to win.

Versus LSU, Strong scored a 12, Willie scored a 17.
Against Arkansas, Strong scored a 20, Willie a 27.

It does not bode well for the Dawgs unless Willie changes it up and goes after Tebow. Bobo has to go to the air from the start. Florida will shut the Dawgs down if Bobo trys to establish the run first. If we do not come out throwing the ball, the game will be over at the half.

Stock up on the booze now. Don’t wait in line on Saturday.

Cuz

October 26th, 2009
10:46 pm

How many TD’s will Tebow get in the NFL, less than Walker I bet? And my RB can beat up your QB.

FMGator, Tebow is a special player and one of the best QB’s in college history. Herschel is the best RB in college history. Comparisons due to the different positions they played, will always be in the eye of the beholder. I can’t change your mind and you cannot change mine. Why don’t we just agree that both were two of the greatest players of all time and give it a rest.

45ACP

October 26th, 2009
10:46 pm

Brutally honest as usual. Thanks, I think.
We will get the ribs and booze Friday.

ray

October 26th, 2009
11:00 pm

You can’t compare stats over ten years, much less 25 or 30. How would today’s athletes fare playing 60 minutes a game like players did up until the 1950s? Athletes have become finely tuned, specialized machines, rules and record keeping change over time. Trying to compare beyond the current context of an athlete’s achievements does a disservice to all. Herschel and Tebow cannot be compared,

Cuz

October 26th, 2009
11:14 pm

ray thanks for reminding me how old I am, I think I will bid all goodnite, old man needs his rest.

BObO ThE CLowN

October 26th, 2009
11:20 pm

L-Dawg ………
Sounds like your the one with Hate/Envy. What’s the point in being a fan of a team if you cant pick on your rival team? Jawge has one down year and there fans freak out when they get made fun of. Take it like a man and stop having Penis envy. You’ll probably be the one dishing out the hate next year.

LOSER DAWG no different than SAINT SIMONS post on every blog to feel relevant.

TML

October 27th, 2009
2:37 am

Hey squirrel-faced Billy-boy – you forget some very important things in your “analysis”…

(1) The SEC is MUCH harder to win today than it was back in Hershal’s day. Back then, SEC schools played 6 conference games. A team could win its 6 SEC games and claim part of a title and then lobby for the Sugar Bowl bid. Today, you have to go 8-0 or 7-1 to win just your division and then go to a championship game. I’m a Bama fan, but if there had been a title game in the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s, Bear probably wouldn’t have won the 13 SEC titles he did.

(2) The players on the collegiate level are much better than they were 25-30 years ago. The speed and conditioning they have are orders of magnitude higher than they were in Hershal’s day [to you u[sic]ga folks that don’t know what that means, an ‘order of magnitude’ baiscally means the difference between 10 and 100 or 100 and 1,000].

(3) The simple fact is Florida has owned your @$$e$ for the last 20 years and you know you’re staring 6-6 in the face and can’t stand that the North Avenue Trade School has the real football legacy in the state now (and really always has). You revert back to a legacy that gives you no help today.

(4) Hershal played only 3 years because he was failing basket-weaving and his folks in Wrightsville needed the ca$h Trump was gonna give him. Tebow is a QB who takes and gives hits and stayed for another year when he didn’t “have to” and you’re scared he’ll end up the Florida coach in 10 or so years and talk $#!t to your Goff-like coach then like Spurrier did.

Another 45-42 is coming in November. The best way to get ‘all the way turnt up’ for it? Get your “Toe Meets Leather” t-shirt at http://www.stinGTees.com RIGHT NOW!!!

Hushull

October 27th, 2009
6:29 am

How many TD passes did Herschel throw? That’s what I thought. How many end arounds did Hershel hand off? Yea, that’s what I thought too. How many National titles did Herschel win? Yep you got it. Did herschel win a Heisman in his sophmore year? Nope, you’re right again. So….if you look at the facts and the stats. Herschel is no Tebow. Tebow is the greatest, maybe ever.Heck Herschel wasn’t even the best RB in the SEC when George Rogers won the Heisman.Again, the stats proved that.

Warhorse

October 27th, 2009
6:59 am

Herschel was not a team man and did not stay for his last year. That is the only reason he did not get the extra games, as did Tebow by giving up personal goals and staying for another run with his team. Football is a team sport; this makes Tebow the greatest ever. Case closed, esp. when he gets a couple of TDs Saturday.

Nativebird

October 27th, 2009
7:27 am

The comparison is indeed bogus, Walker was the best running back in college history…Tebow is the best p l a y e r.

Media Darling's My A$$

October 27th, 2009
7:30 am

Tebow will make a super cheerleader in Pro’s. Bulldog’s in the NFL = 39———Gaytor’s in the NFL = 19, and that clearly indicates lack of good coaching.

BCS

October 27th, 2009
7:34 am

Whats all the hoopla over a 3-3 team?

Sautee Dawg

October 27th, 2009
7:43 am

Bill,

No comparison at all.
Tebow
15 rushing TD’s of 1 yard
9 rushing TD’s of 2 yards.
6 rushing TD’s of 3 yards
Thats 30 rushing TD’s for a total of 51 yards rushing.

Walker
5000+ rushing yards in 3 years
1980- averaged 146 yards per game
1981- averaged 172 yards per game
1982- averaged 159 yards per game
9 games of 200+ yards rushing
Walker out of 33 games lost 3
Bill, as you can see whose stats match up and whose are padded and overrated.
Tebow is a good player for this time period but, trying to compare him to Walker is like i say, NO COMPARISON.
Bill you really want to compare stats, go back and check out how many TD’s Tebow has against Troy, Florida Atlantic, Western Kentucky, Citadel, and Charleston Southern.

Navigator

October 27th, 2009
7:45 am

I’m a long time Tech fan, and I agree, Walker had to score his touchdowns with 9 man lines from the running back position. Tebow is a quarterback with the option to run or pass, and that is a completely different situation for the defense, that many times has to hold back a rush in fear he will pass. Now if someone wants to say that Tebow is the greatest option QB, then a case can be made.

dagnabit

October 27th, 2009
8:06 am

It’s too bad that Walker is not around to not score against the 2008 or 2009 gators.

Frank Rizzo

October 27th, 2009
8:13 am

Of course, when you take in the winning percentage of UGA’s regular season foes in 1980 (43%, I think), you wonder what kind of competition Walker was really up against.

C C

October 27th, 2009
8:17 am

I agree completely with Ray: You can argue all you want, but there are so many variables including era, position, number of games started, etc…I don’t think you can definitively say Herschel was better than Tebow or vice-versa. (Won’t stop people from saying it, I know…) But IMO they are both among the top 5 ever. I guess saying “Tebow doesn’t begin to compare to Herschel” — or vice-versa — could be a genuine, honest opinion…but it sounds more like sour grapes or denial to me.

They should be consistent in counting bowl and championship game stats: Either COUNT those games for every era — which makes more sense to me — or DON’T count them ever.

But also Herschel chose to follow the $$$ and leave early, and Tebow didn’t. I have no problem at all with a player leaving early, when they are ready for the pros before their senior year like HW was. But like it or not, he made that decision…and his career stats reflect 4 years instead of 3 as a result.

Like it or not, if Tebow gets more than 5 TDs the rest of the way he will own the record outright — even if you include Herschel’s bowl games. Tebow hasn’t been the same since the concussion. But if he stays healthy enough he has a lot of chances to get 5, 6, or more rushing TDs, when you consider his remaining opponents for the year include UGA, Vandy, FIU, and FSU…along with tougher D’s from So Carolina, a bowl opponent, and probably an SECCC appearance too.

The “would you give up a win to avoid having Tebow get the record?” question is crazy! I’m not a UGA fan, but I’d MUCH rather have a big win — especially as a heavy underdog — at the expense of some statistic. I know it really sticks in your craw (whatever that is) to have someone you don’t like from a team you don’t like break a record by your most revered player ever…But it still seems petty and misguided to sacrifice a big win. Regardless, Walker still has an exceptional career and legacy. Ws and Ls are the most important statistic by far!

Dooley's Cardiologist

October 27th, 2009
8:35 am

No comparison can be made here. To begin with, they play different positions. Second, the speed of the game is much faster than it was in 1980. There are defensive players from the 80’s who probably would be playing 1-AA ball now. Not to say Walker wasn’t great, because he was. All-be-it dumb as a sack of bricks. There are probably 50 or more players that would completely dominate if you were to stick them on a 1980 college football team. Again, no comparison can be made here.

C C

October 27th, 2009
8:36 am

I meant “SECCG” appearance.

Tony

October 27th, 2009
8:42 am

Tebow is a better player. BTW, The Vols just scored again.

SEC Fan

October 27th, 2009
8:54 am

Ray Goff was a better option QB than Tebow. If he played in Tebow’s place, he would have as good or better stats than the Saint.

BCS

October 27th, 2009
9:02 am

King Gator

October 27th, 2009
9:08 am

The Gators continue to evolve from a wide open offensive team last year to a defense first, run it/grind it out team this year. Either way the Gators are going to hang another loss on the Dawgs, take HWalker’s record, continue to dominate the SEC East, beat Bama in the SEC Championship game and then win another BCS title in Cali v. TX, USC or IOWA. Urb is the best coach/motivator/recruiter in college football today. Tebow is a class act and a proven winner. Go Gators! Reality sucks for the Dawgs, Kiffin (not singing Rocky Top much this year coach? learn to make a FG and skip the vocal lessons) and the ACC (filled with average and slightly better than average teams). Go Gators the best team in the best conference!

SuperB

October 27th, 2009
9:08 am

48- 33 in games counted. Enough said.

ThrowdownG

October 27th, 2009
9:21 am

The real comparison is between Herschel and Bo Jackson, and I’ll take Bo! He’s the man.

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

October 27th, 2009
9:23 am

Bill I’ll give you the bowl Td’s but the whole played in more games in BS, that was HW fault for being greedy. If you play that card, then I will have to play the Teabow is a QB card. Based on his accomplishments alone, I think Teabow is one of the greatest and if, and it is a big if, UF wins the NC this year, he will go down as the greatest player in NCAA history, period. And this is coming from a Georgia fan. As for Herschel, D’lites is karma’s answer for leaving UGA early.

DawgsRule

October 27th, 2009
9:30 am

Herschel–a lot better than tebow. Not even close.

Where's my crack pipe?

October 27th, 2009
9:34 am

Silver Lining?? You want to know what the ONLY silver lining will be in this football game????:: The only silver lining in this game will be that Tebow and Meyer will finally seal the fate of Willie. If Meyer was smart he would not run up the score so that Richt will find some way to justify keeping Willie arond so he can toy with the Dawgs D for years to come…BUT Meyer is to arrogant to know this so he will lay the wood to the Dawws D for the second year in a row and seal Willies fate…..THAT MY FRIENDS WILL BE THE ONLY SILVER LINING IN THIS GAME!!!

Buz

October 27th, 2009
9:55 am

I talked to Herschel once in a North Carolina restaurant. Could not have been nicer. Said the biggest regret of his life was leaving UGA after three years. What would his touchdown total be had he stayed with the Dogs through his senior season? He was the best…and no one every questioned whether he coulmd play in the pros.

Gatorzone

October 27th, 2009
10:08 am

Herschel was THE BEST running back I have ever seen. That being said, Tebow is not a running back so you are comparing apples to oranges.
Of course Herschel had more running td’s, he was a running back. But, how many td passes did he have?
I will not dispute walker was a better runner, but Tebow played a different position and to score as many td’s as the best rb in SEC history is amazing.

JP

October 27th, 2009
10:12 am

As a Gator fan, I love Tebow, but man, Walker was just amazing. I have no problem at all conceeding that Walker was a better player. Watching tape of Walker it looked like he was just toying with people. But why get into the comparisons? Both are/were special players that put their respective teams on their backs and lifted them to places they hadn’t been. Good luck on Saturday Dawgs. Florida will need it’s ‘A’ game to beat you.

InferiorityComplex

October 27th, 2009
10:24 am

Make Tebow a fulltime running back and he still get 50+ TDs. Put Herschel under center and we aren’t having this discussion. Point is Tebow can do what Herschel did. Herschel could not do what Tebow does. Plus Tebow has done it in an era where athletes are bigger, stronger and faster.

george

October 27th, 2009
10:33 am

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA god Uga fans are such a joke and so delusional. Always trying to one up the gators in all aspects and cant in any except for more arrests. So you are telling me if Florida wins the national championship this year and tebow wins the heisman(which are both very good possiblities) Tebow wont be the greatest college football player of all time???????????????????????????? I want you to try to please explain that one. PLEASE anyone. 3 national championships,and 2 heismans????????? It would be a runaway. Hell it is a runaway even if neither happens this year.

john

October 27th, 2009
10:33 am

One is a QB and the other is a RB. No way to draw up a fair comparison. If coaches are giving the chance to choose between Herschel and Tebow to name their starting QB…they will choose Tebow. Given the opportunity to choose their starting RB…they will choose Herschel. It is what it is.

george

October 27th, 2009
10:35 am

oh yea wait UGA only has 2 national championships

Sorka

October 27th, 2009
10:50 am

I don’t like comparing players of different eras and different positions. I always thought it odd when Jerry Rice broke Jim Brown’s record, as they were so different and played different positions in different systems. I’m a Gator alumna but I am old enough to remember Herschel Walker’s college career very well. I do not think you can compare these two players; they are very different. Walker at UGA in those days was utterly dominant. On the goal line, one had no doubt – NO DOUBT – that he would score. Tebow scores in different ways, and very often (though not of late), but I don’t think one has the same confidence that one had with Walker in a running play at a goal-line stand. As I recall, Walker jumped over the defenders as if he were in the Olympic high jump. Tebow is a very vocal, intense leader and is the heart and soul of his team, and plays with passion and pride, but he plays a completely different style of football from Herschel Walker and the 1980-83 Bulldogs. The “spread” is quite a different system. I hope the Gators win a big one for Timmy!

Doraville Dan

October 27th, 2009
10:52 am

Who cares – Gators Rule and Dawgs drool!

jaglaw

October 27th, 2009
11:04 am

CONSIDER THIS…. Tebow is a great player, but not a Hershel.

Tebow plays QB, he touches the ball on every single play, and has a run option on evert single play… thus his ability to run the ball is unlimited, especially inside the 20 when many other pass options break down. UF averages around 70 offensive plays per game, thats 70 chances to run the ball.
Hershel got around 25-30 carries per game….no comparison. Tebow is a great player who will be remembered forever and should be. Hershel is still the best.

jaglaw

October 27th, 2009
11:11 am

George…..what if what if. Hershel played 3 years, one of each of those NC and confernce rings Tebow has, he got as a backup. If Hershel returned for his senior year, there is no question UGA would have ran the table for his second NC as a “starter”. Oh yeh, UF has not won the SEC or NC for 09 yet

Gator Guy

October 27th, 2009
11:12 am

“The blog also notes that it has taken a lot more games for Tim Tebow to catch Walker in the record book, since Herschel only played in 36 games total, including bowls, and only 33 that count in the record book. Tebow has played in 48 games so far, 34 as a starter.”

Absurd argument. Look at the total number of carries. Herschel scored his touchdowns on over 900 carries. Tebow has fewer than 600 carries. End of argument.

how2fish

October 27th, 2009
11:19 am

I think Mr.Walker was the greatest RUNNER I have ever seen in college football..I think Mr.Tebow is the greatest LEADER of a football team I’ve ever seen in college…I consider it an honor to have been able to watch both of them play. Both are very fine gentlemen and a fine example for how the game should be played. Just my 2 cents.

what if???

October 27th, 2009
11:26 am

I’ve wondered, since 1980, just what havoc Herschel could have wreaked on opposing defenses if St. Vincent the Overrated had gotten him in space with screens, passes in the flat, even lined him up in the slot and thrown it to him. His pass catching ability was NEVER used at UGA even though he caught so well that Dallas lined him up at wideout quite often throughout his tenure there. Just a thought.

just enjoy

October 27th, 2009
11:27 am

Tebow is able to score running, and throwing it to others for them to score. Herschel could only run. It’s like comparing Joe Montana and Walter Peyton. It just doesn’t lend itself to comparison.

The Dawg

October 27th, 2009
11:57 am

FM Gator…. How many TD passes has Tebow caught?

BIG EARL

October 27th, 2009
12:02 pm

Gator Fan….. Lindsey Scott!!!!

FM Gator

October 27th, 2009
12:03 pm

You’re right Big Dawg I did’nt think about that.

Told you So

October 27th, 2009
12:35 pm

When David Greene broke the record for most wins as a QB, I said, repeatedly, he also played more games than any other QB. UGA fans turned up there noses at the thought. Funny how things change. Typical Georgia fans.

Dawg'em out!

October 27th, 2009
12:37 pm

UGA shocks the world and pulls off the upset in j’ville!

how2fish

October 27th, 2009
12:39 pm

Gator Guy your nuts if you think that is the end of the arguement..Tebow has 600 carries with what 90% of them inside the 10 or 3rd and less than 3 ?? Talk about pad your stats…Walker carried the ball from all over the field..Tebow is a very effective short yardage weapon..both great but again not apples and apples.

Icepack

October 27th, 2009
12:40 pm

Dear furball owner of this blog…Tebow will Graduate, Walker dumped you losers. I always thought Buck Belue was the star of that particular mutt team anyway.

the real Old Gold

October 27th, 2009
12:44 pm

Robert Lavette 1981-84 914 45 4,066 <– gets no respect

the real Old Gold

October 27th, 2009
12:44 pm

Robert Lavette (1981-84) 914 attempts 45 tds 4,066 yds <– gets no respect

the real Old Gold

October 27th, 2009
12:46 pm

sorry, had to specify.. I can’t expect people to interpret my stats, I guess.. one of those days

gatorman

October 27th, 2009
12:48 pm

Both are great players, atheletes and even better people. Georgia fans have such an inferiority complex that they cannot admit that there is someone even to be mentioned as compared to Hershel. He was great in his time, perhaps the greatest college back ever as Tebow is also. My only real comment to Georgia people is this: you live in the past, unless you get rid of the current coaching staff that can’t win with consistent top 10 recruiting classes you will continue singing Glory, Glory Ol Georgia and the past will be just that; the past ( I hope Richt stays for the next 20 years)

BC

October 27th, 2009
12:55 pm

Sunny PUrdue hit the nail on the head…you can downplay the record all you wish, but the entire nation minus athens knows that it is a bigger deal than what you make it in your story. You say he is doing it in 4 years, but he isn’t going to just beat the record by 1. His rushing numbers have also been cut down now that he isn’t running as much and in his freshman season, he had more than Walkers any one season. Quit hating on the guy and being blinded by the red and black and just admit that his really, really good. It isn’t hard to do.

how2fish

October 27th, 2009
1:10 pm

gatorman..the debate is who is best that sort of calls for going back into the past and I would be very careful what you hope for…I too hope CMR stays for another 20 years..all the BS about UGA top recuirting classes have left out a key element until this year we have NOT been on par with the Gators top 10 classes yes but still back of the Gators..that is changing a few internal tweaks on the staff…and Saint Urban will have all he can handle..and another thing..once you and the rest fo the reptile fans have a couple of years outside the SEC and NC championships..it will be “when tebow was here” on and on FOREVER…

gatorman

October 27th, 2009
1:27 pm

how2fish,

No when Tebow leaves, the offence with John Brantley will more represent how it was when Chris Leak was QB, oh yeah, we won an SEC and NC then also. Everyyear even when Spurrier was at UF, Georgia had top 10 classes; just face it Bear Bryant once said if UF ever had a good Head Coach that they would dominate and they have, except for the Zooker; oh yeah he even beat UGA 2 out of 3.

Circle City Gator

October 27th, 2009
1:28 pm

This is just silly. A pretty simple rule is that the best this year will be bigger, stronger, and faster than the best from three decades ago. Do you want to do a comparison? Here are UGA’s recruits from 1983- http://www.sicemdawgs.com/football/signees/fbsig_83.php

Offensive linemen were 6′3″ and 235-245 lbs. The biggest was 265. There was even a 210 lb DL.

Now look at last year- http://www.sicemdawgs.com/football/signees/fbsig_08.php

OLs and a DL at 300 or more. DBs are 20 pounds bigger. And that doesn’t look at speed, and they are ALL faster than 30 years ago.

Kiss My Jean Shorts

October 27th, 2009
1:29 pm

Whiny dog fans are all bent out of shape cause the Gators are fixin to have the greatest rusher in the history of the SEC (doesn’t even need to be a running back to do it).

And, he’s doing it with just ONE personality!

So, don’t get too excited bout nothin going on this week, you mut puppy fans. Cause, your Obama lovin, gold chain wearin, national championship winnin neighbors to the south are thrilled that we’ve sucked you and your tax dollars back down here for another several years.

Hope Urb calls a bunch of timeouts at the end again this year so I can keep looking at them perty girls in black skirts and red tube tops!

Not Disappointed!

October 27th, 2009
1:48 pm

The upset is within you reach Pups. Go get it! Best of Luck this week.

Ramblin Wreck!

uuughh...

October 27th, 2009
2:09 pm

So other than the size of the players, the speed of the players, the talent of the players, the number of games per season, a SEC Championship game, bowl stats being included, Herschel’s multiple personalities vs Tebow’s one, one coach having the class not to run up the score and sit his star vs a no class coach that will let his star pad his stats against not competitive teams…it sounds like we have an apt comparison on our hands.

Both are special…but Herschel didn’t have an extra blocker like Tebow does when he runs, plus there was no threat of Herschel passing the ball to keep defenses on their heels.

Tebow is just a Fullback with some QB skills. You never know what he is going to do so you can’t scheme against it very well. The defense not knowing what is going to happen is a big deal and contributes to Tebow’s success.

Conversely, every Defense knew what UGA was going to do on almost every play, yet they still couldn’t stop it.

That’s why Herschel was better than Tebow is now…not to mention the fact that Herschel left his religion at church where it blongs.

Herschel was humble. Tebow is not. Herschel wins again.

T-mius 3 months until we never have to hear about Tebow again. He has overstayed his welcome under the media spotlight…I love college football but I would rather be forced to read an article about John Gosselin at this point than to read anything else about the circus attraction that plays QB in Urban Meyers super gimmicky offense.

Go away Tim Tebow and take your bible versed eyeblack with you.

how2fish

October 27th, 2009
2:15 pm

Kiss My Jean Shorts buzz off you mullet headed, 80’s rock listening moron..Tebow will be No.1 in touchdowns scored he is not even in the conversation for greatest rusher..and I hope CMR calls for the endzone dance 10 times in the game…

Ramblin Wrecker

October 27th, 2009
2:24 pm

Yep, you’re right, the Tebow-Walker comparisons are bogus, because Tebow is way better than Herschel Walker. The rushing TD’s are only half of Tebow’s scoring production and all of Walker’s. Plus Tebow is a much more important player because he is the leader of the whole team, not just the offensive workhorse that Walker was. Plus, Tebow has won two national titles and is in a position to win a third, and in a position to win a second Heisman. Plus, it’s silly to think that Tebow is not playing in a more competitive era, where all the players are bigger, faster, stronger. Heck, Walker was probably the only guy with a six pack back in the early 80’s. Now everybody on the field (linemen aside) are that way.

Don’t be bitter because you don’t have anybody that good anymore. Stop living in 1980.

gatorman

October 27th, 2009
2:37 pm

how2fish,

Yea, call for the dance just like Mr. Self-righteous Richt pretended like he didn’t do the last time, but the CBS camera saw him laughing. Then you jack-asses pretend to be offended because Meyer called a timeout last year. I am surprised there was anyone left on the UGA side that even saw it. Hershel wasn’t too hot when he went to the NFL where everyone has speed, kind of like everyone in college today. Like what has been said; Tebow would be a pretty good running back also; what kind of QB would Hershel be today? I know, 1 personality is a RB the other one could be a QB.

how2fish

October 27th, 2009
2:37 pm

Ramblin Wrecker ..bug we don’t have anyone that good now??…there hasn’t been anyone that good since and maybe never will be at rushing the football. Anyway the focus of this debate is between a BullDawg and a Gator and who is/was the greatest college player ever…. no Bugs need apply…

uuughh...

October 27th, 2009
2:42 pm

Hey great post Ramblin Wrecker…who is really bitter the fans that come to their own blog and post comments or the fans from another team coming to a rival’s blog to post comments that incite arguments while not having any dog in the fight?

Hmmm…

how2fish

October 27th, 2009
2:45 pm

gatorman I never cry about the antics of Meyer I expect them, and I don’t blame him I relish the challenge..get off your high horse this is SEC football and I want to beat the Gator by 100 and dance in the endzone and steal the Gator girl cheerleaders after the game..we have suffered you lizards too long…this isn’t about made up “dissing” its about punch you slimey reptiles in the face and take your lunch money..if you can beat us by 50 do it..I want no mercy and if its up to me I’ll give NONE…to be the best you have to beat the best..Tebow is the best right now and until he takes a snap in the NFL I will not compare him to Walker’s NFL career..I think a winner is a winner and I hope he has at least as good a NFL career as Walker..but Sat I want to kick his AZZ..

uuughh...

October 27th, 2009
2:49 pm

Gatorman…I’ll bet if Walker played in the NFL his whole professional career, he would be considered one of the best to ever play.

Tebow will prove to be a man without an island in the NFL. No team will pay top dollar for a guy that is decent at QB, a good FB (provided no more concussions come), or an OK TE. It just doesn’t work that way in the NFL.

Tebow’s “move” is lowering his head and running over people…the rest is Meyer’s scheme, an extra blocker, or defenses being slow to react.

They were made for each other and I am glad its almost over.

sports fan

October 27th, 2009
3:13 pm

Tim Teboe is a system quarter back created by Urban Meyers ability to out manuvere college atheletes , which most will never see a pro team . The first thing Florida has some of the best players of any team in the country so u cannot focus on stopping Teboe unless u want to get burned by some body runnin a 4.3 forty yard dash.He is a very good player but hes not in the league with Hershel or Bo Jackson .Teams built their whole defense to stop Hershel and still couldnt do it.This is how u decide how good of a player is at his position. Take the best player at each position offense and defense of alltime and u match them up in a fantasy game , Teboe would not be your starting Qb. He wouldnt be able to pass against Nfl caliber Db’s and top linebackers and defensive linemen would pound him when he decided to run.They need to stop boosting him up the defense of florida held Lsu to three points thats why they won that game. Put TEboe on Vandebilt with the same players and coaches and u would see really how good he is its the system and players around him.

e

October 27th, 2009
3:16 pm

why do ga tech fans read and comment on the uga blog?

Mad Dawg

October 27th, 2009
3:28 pm

TML.. the brain dead Tech fan.. How many times has Tech beat UGA in the last 45 years? The answer is 12. I’d say that is total dominance. How many time has Tech beat Florida State? Once… I’d say that is a worse record than UGA has against the Gators. So shut your trap you nectar sucking insect. You have a good team this year but you haven’t won the game yet. It will destroy your season if the Dawgs pull off the upset against Tech and you know it. Best keep your mouth shut till you do it.

Saint Simons

October 27th, 2009
3:47 pm

Florida 77 uga 0

Saint Simons

October 27th, 2009
3:47 pm

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahahahaha

Duluth gator

October 27th, 2009
3:47 pm

Different players, different era, both great players.

sports fan

October 27th, 2009
3:49 pm

Urban Meyer would love to have Ga techs Qb . Ga. Tech is Florida but florida has better atheletes all over the field and have a better defense with more diversity at the coaching position. The main thing is u have to find the ball when youre on offense .Teboe has no more skill than Techs Qb. Why is Danarius not in any kind of heisman consideration

Crump

October 27th, 2009
3:51 pm

Navigator

October 27th, 2009
4:37 pm

I hate to jump back in, but Herschel was the most dangerous offensive player to ever play the game. As a Jacket, we didn’t get embarrassed as much as some schools did by him, but I would never won’t to scheme against him. You could stop him 10 times in a row, but the 11th time he runs 80 yards for a touch down. Since I have no pony in this race, Herschel was the best of all time.

gatorman

October 27th, 2009
4:42 pm

Walker played what 3 years in the USFL, didn’t dominate was just a fan draw and his only value in the NFL was as trade bait to the idiot Vikings which the Cowboys took advantage of. UGA won’t hit him in the mouth because they have become a finesse team, unlike they were when Hershel and the Junkyard Dawg defense days. I am telling you, you had better get a head coach who instills toughness instead of his fake goody 2 shoes image.

DamnGoodDawg

October 27th, 2009
5:01 pm

Tebow would last 4 games in the SEC running out of the tailback slot. He couldn’t carry Hershel’s jockstrap…although he’d probably like to.

Bill Goldberg

October 27th, 2009
5:03 pm

Is it true that Tebow’s tears heal the sick?

Bob Horner stayed hurt

October 27th, 2009
5:04 pm

Is Tebow really a virgin..???

d28pkr

October 27th, 2009
5:07 pm

Talk about 4 years…Tebow wouldn’t make it more than 4 years in the NFL in any position other than Chaplain.

Sautee Dawg

October 27th, 2009
5:08 pm

Enter your comments here

chewkad

October 27th, 2009
5:18 pm

let’s just see how it goes and by the way—–GO DAWGS!!!! : )

Drexel Gal

October 27th, 2009
6:36 pm

In the race for the “Greatest College Football Player Of All Time”, I cast my vote for Walker … DOAK Walker!

FloridaDawg

October 27th, 2009
6:43 pm

If Tebow was even close to Herschel Walker, he would have skipped his senior year and would have been chosen far behind Matt Stafford in this years NFL draft.
Tim Tebow is no HW.

RK

October 27th, 2009
6:45 pm

this is no surprise. when tebow played backup qb his freshman year, they used him only on running plays. he’s a runnning back who plays qb…………………

FloridaDawg

October 27th, 2009
6:46 pm

This weekend it’s going to be 90 degrees on Saturday Dawg fans…wear your shorts.
See ya at RV City, Florida.
No Fair either..thank goodness.

Dawg Killer

October 27th, 2009
8:49 pm

No comparison is right … Herschel was a great player. Give him the ball and watch him run. Was his job, to run touchdowns. Sorry, but Tebow’s greater. Not suppose to run touchdowns, but does. In addition, he LEADS. Did Herschel throw too? Did Herschel play call? That’s right, now comparison.

Dawg Killer

October 27th, 2009
8:51 pm

FloridaDawg, sorry dude … but what QB won more college games w/ tougher scheduls?

SouthATLdawg

October 27th, 2009
8:55 pm

Tebow never competed in the 2-man bobsled in the ‘92 Olympics either …

AntBall

October 27th, 2009
9:07 pm

Easy for Tebow to score touchdowns when they give him all the running backs TDs at the one and two yard line. Herschel went to the USFL but wouldve been the number1 pick, Tebow wont even be a 1st rounder. So where is the compairison?

ES

October 27th, 2009
9:14 pm

I wonder how many of Tebows TD’s are 2 yards or less?Does anyone know?

George "Kingfish" Stevens

October 27th, 2009
9:15 pm

It always be’s dem referees what messes us up when we’s lose. I is still regusted!

ES

October 27th, 2009
11:06 pm

Looked it up 24 of Tebows TD’s are one and two yard runs.30 TD’s 3 yards or less.He has only 6 TD runs over 15 yards and a number of them was against the patsies.

macrotech

October 28th, 2009
12:16 am

e, we’re not….we’re posting on the UF portion of this blog!

nodawg

October 28th, 2009
1:02 am

Walker played at a time when players were small and slow and he was the exception. If he played for UGAG today you couldn’t tell him from Samuels and you know how good he is. By the way, is he now second or third string?

Gridiron Bill

October 28th, 2009
1:25 am

At least Tebow had the decency to fulfill his 4 year commitment. Hershel jumped ship to the USFL.

dawes

October 28th, 2009
2:08 am

cry baby wont have to give ga any ga defense will do that for us is will be nice to see tebow go out a loser meyer talked about ga running on the field after the touchdown i give that a 10 but when he called time out with a 49 to 10 lead that was stuid as it get so he got no room to open his big sorry mouth all he is acry baby wegot class thatsomething youwill never have it is good that we have class

dawes

October 28th, 2009
2:13 am

nodawg in your dreamsthat ga team will beat this fla handdown no compassion that defennse would sack tebow 10 times

what?

October 28th, 2009
3:07 am

Tebow is a quarterback Walker was a running back. How can you not give him credit for that accomplishment. Bill you need open your eyes Tebow is one the best college players of all time.I am neither a gator or bulldog fan. Also how many rings does he have versus how many ring Walker has. I guess that was some kind of shot about going pro, like walker was stellar in the pros give me a break.

KJ

October 28th, 2009
3:15 am

“At least Tebow had the decency to fulfill his 4 year commitment. Hershel jumped ship to the USFL.”

LOL, I didn’t realize that Hershel (sic) had promised anyone he’d stay 4 years. He “jumped ship” because he was offered millions to do it. The only reason Jesus Boy is still at UF is because he’s going to be so bad in the NFL that Ryan Leaf will be laughing at him.

Dawg Killer

October 28th, 2009
5:54 am

I can sure tell how many of these bloggers played football. Realize how hard it is to score a touchdown inside the 5? Especially for a QB? All Herschel had to worry about was “give me the ball”. When you throw in being the “thinking & leading” part of being the general over 10 others, there’s a whole new perspective.

CornieBread

October 28th, 2009
6:39 am

He didn’t score as many TDs as Hershel or Tebow, but having seen BO JACKSON run for Auburn(and I’m not even a War Eagle)I would pick him on my team before Hershel. That guy was something! Too bad his career was cut short in NFL.

George

October 28th, 2009
8:27 am

L Dawg. You are a complete moron. You make me sick.

John

October 28th, 2009
8:31 am

Note to self:
Do not respond to any more sports blogs about Tim Tebow. Better yet, don’t even freaking read blogs about Tim Tebow.

How does one football-playing kid with a deep-rooted faith and a devotion to his fellow man turn legions of heterosexual men into a gaggle of enthralled teenaged girls?

OK, so Tim’s an All-American at the most glamourous position in the most glamourous of American sports. And he definitely has a flair for the dramatic, don’t he? All that fist-pumping and yelling that punctuate his every first down run. How inspiring. How leadershippy!

The greatest player in NCAA history he is – so declare the rank and file of his fan club. Come on fellas. The guy’s good – damned good; but the greatest of all time?

Were I a doctor, I’d suggest you Tebowettes lace your morning Wheaties (do you have your collector’s box with Tim on the front yet?) with 50 mgs of salt peter. Repeat the dose once each morning until your man crush subsides. You’ll thank me for this. And so will your wives and girlfriends. They’ve been feelin’ a bit neglected lately.

Athens_Gator

October 28th, 2009
8:33 am

Come on uga fans, it is time to make plays not excuses. Go Gators!

GatorG

October 28th, 2009
8:42 am

STUPID…so tebow matached TDs in 48 versus 36 games. So?!? He only had 87 rushing attempts his freshman year. That’s about the equivalent of 2 games for Walker. Additionally, Tebow tied Walker in the 6th game this season. So enough about how many games or how many seasons.

Look at ATTEMPTS…Walker TDs are from 994 rushing attempts; Tebow matached in 596 attempts. I’d say Tebow’s touchdown/attempt ratio is almost 2 times better.

None the less, they are both great, but everyone will always be biased.

uuughh...

October 28th, 2009
8:46 am

Dawg Killer…you know right before the snap when the entire Florida Offense turns and looks at the sideline? That is the OC getting them in the right play based on the Defense’s formation. In other words, Tebow isn’t doing any thinking on his own…same with Bradford and McCoy. None of them are doing any thinking on the field.

Don’t give many any of this garbage that Tebow is smarter than Walker just because he plays QB. Have you SEEN Tebow in interviews? He sounds like a whiny 8th grader reading in front of the class for the first time.

Walker might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer but I think Tebow might be as dumb as a bucket of hair.

Post game interview with Erin Andrews:

Tebow: “and umm…and umm…and umm…God and umm Jesus.”

Andrews: “That’s all the time we have with Tim Tebow folks. Thanks…for the uhhh…interview?”

Tebow: “…and umm thanks for having me.”

Andrews: “(Sighs and says under her breath but still picked up on the microphone) With this idiot and his ‘and umms’ and Corrine Brown thanking Corch Meyers and Percey Harvey, it is a wonder my degree is worth anything more than toilet paper.”

Go Gator!

Shug

October 28th, 2009
8:53 am

The Bulldogs will always have Herschel as we continue our slide to obscurity. . . .

Gen Neyland

October 28th, 2009
8:55 am

Not trying to stir the pot but how many TD’s did Herschel throw..?

gatorsam

October 28th, 2009
9:01 am

More crocodile tears from someone who bleeds red and black and sees things only through a Dawgs eyes. The bottome line is Tebow, a great football player, is going to break the record of another great football player! End of story for he unbiased, but I am sure the Dawg will still whine. Some teams bark!! Some teams bite!! Chomp! Chomp!

Mean Dean

October 28th, 2009
9:09 am

Bill–you may not have heard, but Tebow is a QB and Walker was a RB. While you’re comparing apples to oranges, how many TD passes did Walker throw? Tebow’s thrown 75.

uuughh...

October 28th, 2009
9:17 am

sam…mine are tears of joy at the thought of never hearing Tebow’s name again after January, except for maybe the 4th round of the NFL draft.

Is he good? Sure. He is the Paris Hilton of College football…and his overexposure is tiresome to real live college football fans.

gatorsam part of your post is correct…you certainly do bite.

kevin

October 28th, 2009
9:19 am

I got one statement…..”If you think there is any comparison between Tim Tebow and Herschel Walker” then you are a football retard, point blank. Tim Tebow isn’t even in the top ten best players……my God, how ignorant some people are!

kevin

October 28th, 2009
9:25 am

Oh yea, and look at the length of Tebow’s touchdown runs……95% of them were inside the damn 5 yard line……how many 80 yarders does Tebow have?????????? Herschel popped numerous 75 yard runs……Meyer just lets Tebow get the glory after Percy Harvin got them in scoring range. Thats like a dad coaching his son at the recreation dept. and making sure he gets the TD after the tailback and recievers have done all the work. Tebow will be a bust in the NFL…..remember Gino Toretta???? Lol

uuughh...

October 28th, 2009
9:35 am

I think Tim Tebow leads the universe in not called or overlooked Celebration Penalties too. Is that statistic tracked anywhere?

One overlooked penalty per TD, first down, and 3 yard gain over 4 years has to number in the thousands right?

You figure this stat into the QB rating, doubling the score for each instance and Tebow’s career QB rating would be in the billions.

Can we get a Tech poster to confirm some math please?

uuughh...

October 28th, 2009
9:42 am

As long as we let him play by different rules, we might as well come up with new statistics for him too!!

We need further proof that Tebow is the greatest person to ever walk the earth.

You suck Leonardo Di Vinci, Tim Tebow is about to break Hershel Walker’s TD record.

TS

October 28th, 2009
10:43 am

The game has evolved in the 30 years since Herschel left. D lineman are no longer 225 lbs like they were back in the 80’s. Should we take that into cosideration?

Let’s just look at UGA…

Their linebackers in 1980 were 5′10″ 205lb, 6′0″ 201, and their biggest was 6′2″ 218lb

Let’s compare that to today… 6′3″ 255lb, 5′11″ 225 lb, 6′0″ 240lb

As long as we are giving out a handicap to Herschel lets give Tebow some credit too. How is Herschel’s MMA contract?

JLC

October 28th, 2009
10:54 am

Tebow is QB you backyard bum, not a RB. It is much more impressive that a QB is scoring all of these TD’s than a RB. HW has his place, but TT is a legend in the making. Both do have in common that their NFL careers will be shortlived.

How2fish

October 28th, 2009
11:46 am

Folks inside the 5 Tebow is a fullback..most of the time with another fullback blocking for him as well as the O line…hell he’s bigger than most fullbacks..he is the best passing fullback of all time granted..

Herschel no big deal in the NFL huh?

October 28th, 2009
12:29 pm

Some fool above said neither Herschel nor Tebow will/did do anything in the NFL. While it remains to be seen for Mr. Tebow:

In 12 NFL seasons, Walker gained 8,225 rushing yards, 4,859 receiving yards, and 5,084 kickoff-return yards.[11] This gave him 18,168 total combined net yards, ranking him second among the NFL’s all-time leaders in total yardage at the time of his retirement; as of the start of the 2007 NFL season, ten years after his retirement, he still ranks eighth.[12] He also scored 84 touchdowns: 61 rushing, 21 receiving and two kick off returns for touchdowns.[11] Walker is the only player to have 10,000+ yards from scrimmage and 5,000+ return yards (all of which were on kickoff returns). He is the only player to gain 4,000 yards three different ways: rushing, receiving, and kickoff returns. He is one of six players (Jim Brown, Lenny Moore, Marcus Allen, Marshall Faulk, and Thurman Thomas) to exceed 60 touchdowns rushing and 20 touchdowns receiving. Another NFL record he possesses is that he is the only player with a 90+ yard reception, 90+ yard run, and a 90+ yard kickoff return all in the same season (1994). He is also the only player to record an 84+ yard touchdown run and an 84+ yard touchdown reception, in the same game (December 14, 1986). That same day, he had 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving. Walker is currently ranked eighth all time in all-purpose yards with 18,168, despite spending his first three seasons in the USFL.

Fool.

Herschel no big deal in the NFL huh?

October 28th, 2009
12:37 pm

Oh and Mr. Neyland, when did UT produce it’s first 1,000 yard rusher? Who cares about “how many passes HW threw”?
Herschel was a running back. The best ever. No one doubts that if he’d stayed for his senior year he would have walked away with the all-time collegiate rushing record. When UGA came onto the field, EVERYONE knew what they were going to do. Teams keyed against the run but Georgia would keep on pounding it out. Some games Herschel would get hundreds of yards and others not quite as many, but there was NO DOUBT how Georgia was going to come at their opponent, but no one stopped it. Few others even slowed it down.

Some Gator above says that Tebow is going to break “the record.” More like “a record.” Tebow hasn’t ground out his yards up and down the field and then punch it in. This isn’t the only record Walker owns in the SEC.

Binco Johnson

October 28th, 2009
12:48 pm

Yeah Herschel only had ~900 or so rushing attempts to Tebow’s ~500….way better…LOL

jmp

October 28th, 2009
1:27 pm

who gives a crap. AJC and all of the sports writers do nothing but write about UGA and complain about everything. these are biased bloggers…thats right bloggers crying about a record being broke. GET OVER IT!! records are meant to be broken. is it timmy t-bags fault that they started counting bowl stats in 2002? no its not. your junkyard blawg is nothing but junk. AJC and their “sports writers” need to all be fired because its the same crap over and over. UGA got cheated, Braves suck, Tech is the best (this week), tech sucks (next week.) get a life and go kill yourself.

mightyKC

October 28th, 2009
2:27 pm

HERSCHEL’S CAREER CARRIES: 955
TIM TEBOW’S: 596

STFU you dawg whiners! another season doesn’t mean anything if someone gets the ball 30 times/game vs. one only starting for 3 seasons and scoring 80 TDS ALSO while throwing.

all you mutts conveniently leave out the carries….typical.

how2fish

October 28th, 2009
2:44 pm

mightyKC if you take away the carries Tebow has inside the 10 you drop that number by half..what is your point do you even know?

you spilt your spitter on your wife beater..

October 28th, 2009
3:29 pm

If you ask one of these 20 year old players for Georgia or Florida who Herschel Walker is they’d probably say, “that’s that MMA fighter with schizophrenia”