Video: What’s all the fuss about Gurley, why fewer in injuries and who’s returning kicks?

Cinesport’s Brian Clark dialed me up and wanted to ask me about Georgia’s freshman tailback Todd Gurley, the lack of injuries in preseason camp and some other things. Click the video below and you can hear all about it.



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Half Century Dawg

August 22nd, 2012
12:28 pm

Vinings Dawg

August 22nd, 2012
12:31 pm

Yea C’mon. He’s a beast!

CHDawg

August 22nd, 2012
12:31 pm

Great discussion, Chip! You know the stretching before and after practice is paying dividends. We have had a number of pulled muscles every year. The contrast this year looks very promising.

Dawglasville

August 22nd, 2012
12:32 pm

Hope we are not practicing soft again. You gotta have faith. One week and a half.

Moneyball

August 22nd, 2012
12:33 pm

Can’t wait to see the new running backs in action. Gurley appears to be a true, SEC caliber tailback and a good person as well. Let’s hope he and all the dawgs stay healthy. Go Dawgs, beat Buffalo! Can’t win ‘em all without winning the first one. :-)

Frank Lane

August 22nd, 2012
12:34 pm

Give em all holes and all 4 of them can take it the house.

GTBob

August 22nd, 2012
12:35 pm

I dropped my fried twinkie

August 22nd, 2012
12:39 pm

I guess the MAT Drills were the problem after all.

I dropped my fried twinkie

August 22nd, 2012
12:40 pm

Half Century Dawg
August 22nd, 2012
12:28 pm

Go Dawgs…and take the HAWKS with you!

Top Dawg

August 22nd, 2012
12:53 pm

Samuel should start against Buffalo because of loyalty and team first attitude… Get those freshman in there and lets see what they got! Boo is competing well too! GO DAWGS!!

(good job as always chip)

cdpridg

August 22nd, 2012
12:58 pm

Looking good…. Sic”em!!!!

Grantham's The Man!

August 22nd, 2012
12:58 pm

Uh oh! Looks like Georgia’s found the running backs they need. Not so good for the competition.

It’s going to be a great year!!! Go Dawgs!!!

Spanky

August 22nd, 2012
1:01 pm

Yeah, thanks Chip!! Now, we’re left jonesing for kick-off!! 10 days, fellas!! I’m eager to see this defense tear into some Bison! Go Dawgs!!

Spanky

August 22nd, 2012
1:04 pm

Top Dawg, I totally agree with you! If we play just Boo and RS4, then Mizzou will have nothing to prepare for…just a thought! This game needs to be as Vanilla as Ice!…(bad joke, I know!)

Sussex Club

August 22nd, 2012
1:05 pm

Tickets still available for the Buffalo game ?

Top Dawg

August 22nd, 2012
1:11 pm

@ Spanky- Those young guys need in there and get game day experience…. I agree with kinda vanlla, but they need to play and need to play as much as possible.

Top Dawg

August 22nd, 2012
1:14 pm

@ Chip Towers- Chip im a huge CMR supporter on alot of things… Kinda confussed on the whole Keith Marshall injury being reported and then CMR abrubtly doesnt allow media until later in the week??

SCdawg

August 22nd, 2012
1:15 pm

Just hope is not another dissapoinment!!!!! im so sick of being teased. If we cant do something special this year then imo its all the coaches fault! Im a die hard fan but its hard to talk smack to Al and Fla fans with our program and our lack of accomplishments….for once uga give me a reason to talk SH@# to my friends and co-worers that dont like uga C’mon man……….

Santa Claus

August 22nd, 2012
1:20 pm

SCDawg- done

Vance Duly

August 22nd, 2012
1:25 pm

It would be nice to let a few games unfold before fans start going nuts about any one particular player. A year ago, Crowell was the next star. Before him, Caleb King was the next star. We give a guy too much glory, then rip them to shreds when they join the Doobie Brothers (with the suspension that goes with it) or if they only average 3.9 yards per carry. We still have Coach Bobo calling the plays, for better and worse……….

shankit

August 22nd, 2012
1:26 pm

Pretty easy to talk smack to our Florida buddies.
If you could find them.
They all seem to have gone into hibernation.
Now it’s the chickens we have to put up with.

Alachua Taxidermy Service

August 22nd, 2012
1:29 pm

Just received a new gator mascot to mount.
He will look good mounted in our skyboxes.
UGA., rest in peace.

BankerDawg

August 22nd, 2012
1:31 pm

Vance Duly – so sad but true.

Florida Wildlfe Association

August 22nd, 2012
1:33 pm

Open season down here in Gainesville on Gators.
Write us or email for a permit.

Everglades Guide Service

August 22nd, 2012
1:40 pm

Gator season opens next week.
Limit one per permit.
Free taxidermy service.

Grantham's The Man!

August 22nd, 2012
1:45 pm

@ FWA I already have my tickets, I mean tags, going to get them filled Oct 27th in Jacksonville.

HoneyBadger Has the Munchies

August 22nd, 2012
1:46 pm

Wonder if the MMA training is helping out with lack of injuries. That type of training is amazing

Spanky

August 22nd, 2012
1:48 pm

Vance Duly- you are absolutley right! It’s easy to get reeled in by media-hype..but maybe these guys won’t let us down..we’re due!! LOL

StuDawg

August 22nd, 2012
1:49 pm

I say we give each of the four TBs 1 quarter to show their stuff against Buffalo. Use their performance to rank them 1-4.

HoneyBadger Has the Munchies

August 22nd, 2012
1:50 pm

@ StuDawg…I like your thinnking…The Four Horseman

LHarding Dawg

August 22nd, 2012
2:16 pm

Is it possible to have a Georgia discussion with idiotman “twinkie” being one of the first post. Talk about a pitiful life.

Top Dawg

August 22nd, 2012
2:26 pm

“Ok get the picture…. Georgia in red jerseys with white numbers trimmed in black with our traditional silver britches.. the wind still coming in hard off the tracks ever since early this morning… The wind..my god, not letting up. We got these 2 kickers fresh out of highschool. What are are we gonna do with these guys? We gonna let em play or can we just start at the 20?… Freshmen… both the kicker and punter. What are we thinking….. ”

Missing Larry!

Just Saying

August 22nd, 2012
2:30 pm

I think the reason we are all pumped is that Todd and Keith are great kids…..along with being great STUDENT athletes and tough. Most of these qualities were missing with Crowell, King, etc. I believe we have turned the corner regarding the “type” of athletes we are recruiting…..thank goodness!!,

Spike 80DF

August 22nd, 2012
2:31 pm

I like B. Smith returning punts but I hold my breath everytime he’s back there. Ball security first and once he gets going he can really make guys miss. I also like the idea of having Marshall as a KR with that speed.

Just Saying

August 22nd, 2012
2:31 pm

Yes indeed…..I’m missing Larry

sic em DOODY

August 22nd, 2012
2:31 pm

Mark the Hair is going to 5 count em 5 games. Mark it down!

Dawg for Life

August 22nd, 2012
2:33 pm

What people keep forgetting is that almost every running back at this level can run if provided holes. The best can find a way to turn something out of nothing, and can take a 3 or 4 yard loss and turn it into no gain or positive yardage. What seperates the best backs from the average at this level is their ability to pick up the blitz. You have to be able to at least get a piece of the defender when they come in on the quarterback. This is my only worry about Gurley. Can he pick up the blitz? Will he be able to recognize the scheme and block the right person? This is what you need to look for.

Larry

August 22nd, 2012
2:34 pm

Go you Todd Gurley, My God, he’s just a freshman,
running over people.

shankit

August 22nd, 2012
2:36 pm

Haven’t had a back in a long time that could
run over people with a separated shoulder.

Charlie Hayes

August 22nd, 2012
2:38 pm

I agree with giving SAMUELS the start! He has been a DGD and put the team before all of his personal goals. Let him carry the rock for the start of his senior season!

I think you will see Justin Scott Wesley returning punts when it is all said and done. Great speed and size. Keep B. Smith and M. Mitchell away from special teams. We need our corners healthy!

Dawg for Life

August 22nd, 2012
2:43 pm

I agree with you Charlie. Samuels has earned it until someone overtakes him in a game.

LogicalUS

August 22nd, 2012
2:46 pm

“tough. Most of these qualities were missing with Crowell, King, etc. I believe we have turned the corner regarding the “type” of athletes we are recruiting”

Gee…some people need to get jobs in NFL player development or recruiting because they can decipher all these things based on 2 scrimmages against 3rd team walkons.

Its all nonsense of course and nothing but the usual beaner wishful thinking…the beaners do this every year with the next “great” UGA Heisman winner….no wonder the kids never work to develop because they are pronounced as the greatest before they even take a snap.

Two summers ago, it was heavily delusional UGA beaners who were proclaiming that UGA had the real two dynamic duo, Ealey and King, who were of course really better than Richardson\Ingram and they had the goods to prove it….just you wait and see for that season.

Last season, it was the move of Samuel back to RB which meant that UGA now had the “bigger, faster” Richardson\Lattimore whom all opposing defenses would be terrified to tackle now that he had spent a year at 4th team LB.

Now we arrive at this Freshmen who has had two long runs against 2nd team defense along with averaging 1.9 yds a carry the rest of the scrimmage has suddenly solved all the dismal problems of UGA running game. This taking the Preseason MNC to a new level….he has won the Heisman before even taking a real snap against college competition…neat.

LHarding Dawg

August 22nd, 2012
2:49 pm

Personally I think Richard won the starting job against Florida last season. He was hurt on the last play and never fully recovered.

shankit

August 22nd, 2012
2:50 pm

LogicalUS – You are wrong about Gurley winning the Heisman,
he will only be runner up behind Murray.

Spanky

August 22nd, 2012
2:51 pm

TopDawg- ..continue fictional quote…”Lauren, whatya got?..Well Larry, we have a beautiful day for some college football. The sky is as blue as the blue on Buffalos’ helmets…back to you, Larry!”

Yes, I do miss those guys!

Dawg for Life

August 22nd, 2012
2:53 pm

LogicalUS, I couldn’t agree more! LOL! These people have no clue what to look for anyway. Yes he has the size and speed…so do every other back at this level. These are suppose to be the elite players from high school…but they are still growing. These are boys, not men. Samuel is a man. He might not be the best back, but he knows the scheme, he can pick up blitzers and is big enough to take on the linebackers, and he is smart. As I said, he should get the nod until someone definitively takes him over. I still think all of the backs will run well. People have said that our O-line is young, but I think they will be better than the last several. They have something the others didn’t…attitude. They want to hit you in the mouth!

WDE

August 22nd, 2012
2:58 pm

For the love of God almighty can we just tee it up and play football ! Enough gum flapping …hit somebody already !

Paddy

August 22nd, 2012
3:02 pm

Stretching can’t be over looked. Kareem A. Jabar was injury free for the most part of his 21 NBA sasons. He says stretching was the key. He would strtch 90 min after each game and practice. Of course him being 7′14″ may have had something to do with it!

Dawg for Life

August 22nd, 2012
3:04 pm

Paddy, when I was in the USMC, we not only did warm up exercises, we did cool down stretching exercises as well. It helps preven cramps, pulls, and prevents you from stiffening up as much too. I’m really suprised that they weren’t already doing cool down stretches.

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)Math Tutor

August 22nd, 2012
3:26 pm

@ S C Dawg:

If talking “smack” about UGA to others is a very high priority with you then you have much, much bigger problems!!!!!!!!!!!!