Archive for May, 2014

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Will Todd Gurley rank one day in your all-time dream Bulldogs backfield?

Will Todd Gurley one day rank as one of UGA's greatest running backs? (Sean Taylor / UGA)

Will Todd Gurley one day rank as one of UGA's greatest running backs? (Sean Taylor / UGA)

The other day a Bulldogs fan asked me to look into my crystal ball a bit and predict whether potential Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley will go down in the annals of UGA football as one of the program’s greatest backs.

My answer was that, if he is 100 percent healthy this season and remains that way, he certainly would at least merit being in the conversation.

Gurley definitely is one of the most talented running backs I’ve ever seen playing in Athens. The only problem is we’ve never seen him fully healthy for an entire season. However, even at less than full-speed he’s an awesome back; that last drive against Tech last year was one of the most imposing performances I’ve seen by a Georgia tailback.

If he has the kind of season he’s capable of having in 2014, Gurley likely would be a strong contender in the Heisman voting. And as far as all-time UGA backs go, he’d certainly be jostling …

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Fan talk: Outlook for Dogs at QB, playing Clemson more, SEC scheduling and recruiting!

Hutson Mason had a good showing this spring, including G-Day. (John Kelley / UGA)

Hutson Mason had a good showing this spring, including G-Day. (John Kelley / UGA)

Let’s get straight to some of this week’s Junkyard Mail. …

CP Bulldog writes: Bill, I know the party line is that Georgia should be in good shape this season at quarterback with a fifth-year senior, but I’m a little bit concerned because I still think the drop-off from Aaron Murray is gonna be pretty dramatic even if Hutson Mason plays more like he did against Tech than he did against Nebraska. And God forbid anything happens to Hutson, because our backups just don’t look ready for prime time. What’s your take, Bill? On a scale of 1 to 10, what’s your confidence level in Mason?

Right now, I’d rate Mason an 8 on your scale, and that’s up a bit from the end of last season primarily because he had a terrific spring in which he worked on his flaws under the more than capable tutelage of Mike Bobo, threw no interceptions in any of the three scrimmages, and looked confident and smooth at G-Day going up …

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