Notebook: Through five games, ‘Gurshall’s stats top Herschel’s

Todd Gurley's first five games: 536 yards rushing on 68 carries. (AJC photo/Brant Sanderlin)

Todd Gurley's first five games: 536 yards rushing on 68 carries. (AJC photo/Brant Sanderlin)

ATHENS – The “Gurshall” phenomenon continues to grow.

That is the nickname Georgia receiver Tavarres King coined for the freshman tailback tandem of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, combining syllables from their last names to rhyme with the first name of Georgia’s greatest tailback — Herschel Walker.

“At first it was just a little thing, but now it’s getting big,” Gurley said. “I guess everybody knows about it. We just try to come out there and play our game and try to be like nobody else. But it’s a cool thing.”

Marshall acknowledged “Gurshall” has gotten a lot of attention, especially on social media, “but we try not to focus on that. We try to focus on every day at practice, getting better and not letting that stuff go to your head.”

Through five games, the “Gurshall” tandem has accounted for 964 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns — 536 yards and nine touchdowns by Gurley, 428 yards and five touchdowns by Marshall.

And if you’re wondering, Walker had 463 yards rushing and five touchdowns in his first five college games back in 1980. He finished that season with an NCAA freshman-record 1,616 yards rushing and finished his three-year UGA career with 5,259.

Gurley and Marshall will get by far their biggest test Saturday against a South Carolina defense that has allowed only 77.6 rushing yards per game and only two rushing touchdowns this season.

“Watching film on them, they are a great defense,” Marshall said. “So this should be a good matchup.”

Noting that South Carolina ranks No. 2 among SEC teams (behind only Alabama) in scoring defense, Gurley said: “Numbers don’t lie.”

Lattimore … again

Georgia’s defense gets a third attempt at slowing Marcus Lattimore on Saturday and hopes for a lot more success than in the first two.

South Carolina’s powerful tailback ran for 358 yards on 64 carries in two previous games against Georgia, 182 on 37 as a freshman and 176 on 27 last season. He returned this season after knee surgery (torn ACL) sidelined him the final six games of last season.

“We played him well last year up until the fourth quarter, and then he had a couple of big runs,” Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said. “We’ve got to understand that we’ve got to play four quarters on him. … I’ve got a lot of respect for him. … He plays that position the way you should play it.”

Lattimore is averaging 88 rushing yards per game and 4.8 yards per carry this season. He topped 20 carries in each of South Carolina’s first three SEC games and surpassed 100 rushing yards in two of them. He also has caught 16 passes, most on the team.

“I think we just have to gang tackle him,” Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings said. “Everybody has to play their assignments, and once one guy gets a hat on him, then two, three and four more just got to bring that guy down.”

Etc.

Georgia announced the kickoff time for its Nov. 17 home game against Georgia Southern: 1:30 p.m. TV arrangements “are still being finalized,” the school said. … Aaron Murray’s next touchdown pass will tie David Greene’s UGA career record of 72. … Michael Bennett’s season-ending knee injury hasn’t changed Georgia’s plan to redshirt freshman receiver Blake Tibbs. … Amarlo Herrera is expected to start at the “Mike” inside linebacker position Saturday. He shifted to that spot after Alec Ogletree’s return from suspension last week at the “Mo” position. “He’s earned the right to play,” Grantham said of Herrera. “We’ll stick with it and continue to work it.” Michael Gilliard and Christian Robinson also remain  in the playing-time mix at inside linebacker.

– Tim  Tucker

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Sunbury Ga dawg

October 4th, 2012
2:36 pm

Let’s get it you dirty dogs! 2 days till cock punching time!

BigDawg

October 4th, 2012
2:36 pm

Great tandem tailback combo!

Cock Block

October 4th, 2012
2:39 pm

Let’s sic’em dawgs!

Mightydawg

October 4th, 2012
2:39 pm

What is more impressive that Gurshall having better stats than Herschel is that Gurley’s stats are better through 5 games and Marshall’s stats are almost identical to Herschel’s stats. If they have nearly the career of Herschel, UGA is in good shape for years to come.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
2:45 pm

Oh boy. Here we go again. The next Herchel Walker has arrived for the 50th time. Nevermind that the teams they have played have all had horrible rush defenses and one tenth the talent overall that UGA has.

Stiffneck

October 4th, 2012
2:51 pm

We will see how these two freshman progress the next few weeks. Going up against SC and Fla. D should be pretty good indicators.

atlantadog

October 4th, 2012
2:52 pm

defense win championships stop lattimore and we win the game

Chris

October 4th, 2012
2:56 pm

Hmm, if TK really combined the first syllables of their last names, it would be “Gurmar”. Not nearly as exciting. A misprint, perhaps?

DownInAlbany

October 4th, 2012
3:07 pm

Dang, GTBob, don’t you have anything better to do? Your Jackets lost to Middle Tn State, remember?

Stiffneck

October 4th, 2012
3:10 pm

Can’t blame GTBob, there is nothing but UGA to talk about these days….

Bull Dog

October 4th, 2012
3:12 pm

1980 games were Tennessee, Texas A&M, Clemson, TCU and Ole Miss, no Buffalo, Fla. Atlantics. Sorry Chip this article is a big stretch. Go Dawgs!

DAWGSOX

October 4th, 2012
3:20 pm

GTBob….get back to the basement and your Madden game.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
3:21 pm

GTBob I thought you fell out of Bobby Dodd Stadium last week and broke your hands. I guess a pin head can peak with his head? How’s that second NCAA Probation going this century for the Georgia Tech Yellow Bug? It’s not helping Tech win any game. Losing to Mid Ten… are you kidding me. Yes Tech really does Sux and Sux Big!

GURSHALL MAN

October 4th, 2012
3:22 pm

GTBOB, i hate your team is so pitiful maybe Clemson won’t run up the score!! By the way November is just around the corner and GURSHALL is on the way!!!

The Ballad of Poor Joe Cox

October 4th, 2012
3:23 pm

its amazing to play a team with 1/10th the talent and win huh? shouldn’t your name just be ‘Bob’ now? i thought you might try to distance yourself from a certain honorific

Nothing Could Be Finer

October 4th, 2012
3:23 pm

atlantadog

October 4th, 2012
2:52 pm

defense win championships stop lattimore and we win the game
———————————–
Too bad the dogs defense can’t stop anyone, much less Marcus Lattimore.

Max Sizemore

October 4th, 2012
3:29 pm

atlantadog is correct.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
3:30 pm

shouldn’t your name just be ‘Bob’ now? i thought you might try to distance yourself from a certain honorific

If GT loses the next 50 games in a row I will still be GTBob.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
3:33 pm

GTBob I thought you fell out of Bobby Dodd Stadium last week and broke your hands.

Shots at me are fine but taking shots at someone you don’t know because they had a horrible accident at a game? That might be a little much.

DAWGSOX

October 4th, 2012
3:37 pm

@ GTBob “If GT loses the next 50 games in a row I will still be GTBob.”

That’s way fans are supposed to be!

WDE

October 4th, 2012
3:37 pm

Remember Bull Dog Nation don’t feed the trolls and you know who they are….Go Dogs !

Stiffneck

October 4th, 2012
3:45 pm

So GTBob, gotta ask, who do you think will win this one – UGA or SC ??

1eyedJack

October 4th, 2012
3:49 pm

Gurley and Marshall are going to upstage Lattimore this Saturday. One will get him in a headlock and the other will unmask him.

Afterwards, Darth Visor will whine and cry and pee his pants.

J.T.Keene

October 4th, 2012
3:50 pm

These guys appear to be the real thing, no doubt about that and Georgia should be proud they have them(and they are) and we will all have the opportunity to see how they play out in their careers. That said, other than the UGA people, I for one would like to see how Herschel would play the game today. Lest we forget, when Pat Trammel played QB for Bama around the same time he weighed around 197 and he was the 2nd largest player Bama had at the time. In those days the linemen played around 200 lbs. Herschel played at around 235 Lbs. if I remember correctly. With today’s linemen being in the 6-5″ 330 Lbs.range I don’t think Herschel or any back would be consistently carrying the ball 40 times a game with Buck throwing 1 or 2 passes a game and UGA having much success. Whatever these two backs accomplish they should be able to do it without being compared to what someone did under far different circustances. There have been many,many great backs in the SEC over the years. Herschel was great, but only one of the greatest and in todays enviroment he would be rated above average. There was an article last year about the Dallas Cowboys in which someone made a comment about Herschel that pointed out that Herschel was head and shoulders above the backs he played with in College, but when he played with guys his size he was only average and I believe this proved to be true. Not to take anything away from Herschel, but give these guys credit for being what they are and enjoy watching them without immediately comparing them to a sweet memory. I don’t see anyone comparing Belue to Murray (ha ha)

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 4th, 2012
3:57 pm

Shouldnt have brought this up

Now bobo and Richt will go back to passing more instead of running it

WDE

October 4th, 2012
3:57 pm

@J.T.Keene good points the difference in size,speed and strength in the line men and line backers now days prohibits a TB running 30 times a game or they end up like Lattimore hurt half of the time and that is no knock on Lattimore. Gurshall is a cool concept because they give us a way to run the ball 30 times a game without overly taxing the back.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 4th, 2012
3:59 pm

Bob Knows UGA wins by 2 TD’s

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
4:11 pm

So GTBob, gotta ask, who do you think will win this one – UGA or SC ??

I think they are pretty evenly matched but South Carolina will win because they are playing better defense. Its hard to really say for sure though because neither team has been tested this year.

Dawg Nation!

October 4th, 2012
4:13 pm

From what I’ve seen in the first 5 games this year, Lattimore is NOT the same back he was last year, not even close. He’s still favoring that knee. He used to run fearless and now he runs fearful, if you watch him with an open mind, you will see what I’m talking about. Just an average back right now. Maybe he improves as the season goes on, but he is nowhere close to what he was last year. It’s in his head… it was reported that his rehab was so painful that he almost quit football altogether. Most all backs that come back from ACL surgery, rarely ever get back to where they were before it happened. Not saying he’s not a good back, he is… just not the Lattimore of years past, which was dominance.

Dogs keep him under 80 yards this year and maybe a short yardage goal line plunge. Dawgs offense is too potent for SC and our D will play well enough to keep SC from matching scores. With Tree back in the middle, Shaw won’t be as successful as he has been with those designed QB runs and draws. Ga.’s main focus this week should be on protecting the football and not giving free points away. If SC is forced to beat us with their O, Dawgs will win convincingly.

UGA 41-24.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 4th, 2012
4:14 pm

GT Bob

Come on cut the hatred for UGA; you know UGA isnt going to lose this game and they arent evenly matched give me a break

dolla dolla bill

October 4th, 2012
4:29 pm

gonna be a great weekend…braves lose play-in game, dawgs get exposed in columbia, falcants run out luck against rgIII…perfect….

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
4:30 pm

Come on cut the hatred for UGA; you know UGA isnt going to lose this game and they arent evenly matched give me a break

You have some pretty unrealistic impressions of UGA. There is a reason that SC is favored in the game.

ga gator

October 4th, 2012
4:30 pm

Everyone must forget that the real Hershel had 8 in a box because he had Belue as his QB. Belue’s one shining moment lives in every Gators mind forever.

Spare Tire on Elm Street in Valdosta

October 4th, 2012
4:33 pm

I’m nearly 70 and have been watching SEC football for over 60 years. South Carolina is still an ACC team and in their hearts they know it and those of us who have watched the SEC knows it. They’ll play hard and will do all they can to make the TV audience think that Columbia is a football hot house…it’s not. Look at their all-time records and you will see it for what it is: an illusion, smoke and mirrors, a “B” team. I’m an LSU fan but I can tell you that Georgia is going to strap it on and knock some folks around this Saturday night. Georgia OWNS the Gamecocks and always will.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
4:34 pm

GTBob they only one “that’s a little to much” comes from your arrogant presents on here! Please get off and craw under the rock that you live under.

Erik GT

October 4th, 2012
4:45 pm

Good luck on Saturday, wring those filthy chicken necks. at least one team is representing the state of georgia well this year. always hope to see an undefeated uga and tech meet in november

EW

October 4th, 2012
4:49 pm

@Erik GT, thank you for the class… I feel the same way

LogicalUS

October 4th, 2012
4:50 pm

Geez, how do they compare to the 4 Horsemen of the 42 Fighting Irish?

Good lord, Walker was 30 years ago, let it go people, college football gave up leather helmets ages ago and it is time for UGA fans to accept that he is not coming back.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
4:55 pm

always hope to see an undefeated uga and tech meet in november

You are disappointed a lot huh?

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
4:55 pm

Anyone free tonight? Anyone? I have been on so many UGA blogs today I am awfully worked up and need to blow off some steam if you know what I mean. Hold me.

Tim

October 4th, 2012
4:58 pm

There is a reason SC is favored huh? Guess what? It opened as them favored by 2 1/2 and it is now a pick’em. Moron.

gomdawg

October 4th, 2012
5:01 pm

Go Dawgs , This team is playing together it no one person . MY GOD WHAT SOME TALENT

Erik GT

October 4th, 2012
5:03 pm

i’d be even more disappointed if i spent most my work day trolling dawg boards instead of cheering for my own team… did you even graduate from Tech or do you use it as a vehicle to heckle other football fans in a way you wouldn’t face to face. man up dude

Christopher Jester

October 4th, 2012
5:12 pm

Stop it. Just stop it. There will only ever be one Herschel. These guys have a bright and brilliant future…lets not screw it up with a lot of insane hype.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
5:13 pm

There is a reason SC is favored huh? Guess what? It opened as them favored by 2 1/2 and it is now a pick’em. Moron.

According to 10 out of 12 sports books on covers including Caesars and Mirage, South Carolina is still favored.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
5:15 pm

did you even graduate from Tech or do you use it as a vehicle to heckle other football fans in a way you wouldn’t face to face. man up dude

I did graduate from GT and I do heckle UGA fans face to face. Sorry, but any GT fan that claims to be a big happy UGA fan every day except one isn’t really a GT fan.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
5:17 pm

Great news! Just wanted to share that GTDick and I got our marriage license today!!!

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
5:17 pm

NOBODY wants to hangout tonight? Please? I need a life! We can play tickle!

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PsyLens

October 4th, 2012
5:20 pm

@ J.T.Keene – I think you should compare Herschel’s numbers pre and post injury. Then you might see a discrepancy between “an article” in which “someone” gave their opinion and reality.

@ GTBob Regardless of how you feel about our team Bob, I think you should admit we have a lot of talent. Of course most teams don’t have that much talent. Obviously when you mix that with a few other variables you get a high preseason ranking. What are we supposed to do, schedule the toughest schedule possible out of conference and still play in the SEC so we can watch and Oregon or some other team with an easy schedule and no injuries waltz into the Championship game while the SEC teams beat the crap out of each other? … That’s a rhetorical Q btw Bob; don’t waste the space a real Georgia fan might want to use.

Really?

October 4th, 2012
5:22 pm

It is amazing the difference a year can make. While last seasons turn around after a 0-2 start was wonderful and made me proud of the way they perservered, this years team has an even better attitude. Gurley and Marshall no matter what name is attached to them are the real deal and more importantly they have humility, maturity and a team first attitude that is rare of kids with their talent. There are no I’s in team is a slogan that gets tossed around a lot but Georgia has taken it to heart and this alumni is trying hard to keep his feet on the ground and stay as grounded as Georgia.

Just Kidding

October 4th, 2012
5:22 pm

And think how good we’d be if we still had Crowell!!!

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
5:28 pm

@PsyLens

UGA has two ranked teams on their entire schedule. Oregon has 4 and knocked one ranked team out of the rankings already. Im not sure I would pretend that they play a weak schedule while UGA plays a strong one. It looks foolish. UGA has probably the weakest schedule of any team currently in the top 10.

Really??

October 4th, 2012
5:36 pm

@ J.T. Keene……..average NFL players don’t have careers in the league with over 8,000 yards rushing, over 4,000 yards receiving, and over 5,000 return yards. They also don’t play in the league as long as Walker did.

ARdawg

October 4th, 2012
5:50 pm

UGA has probably the weakest schedule of any team currently in the top 10.

Ah, the rantings of a man with broken hopes and dreams. How’s life at 2-4 Booby?

Long Gone Dog

October 4th, 2012
5:52 pm

Seems in Herschel’s freshman year, South Carolina, too, had an awesome running back from Georgia, senior George Rogers from Duluth.

Rogers stole Herschel’s first Heisman, and, of course, we beat the ‘Chickens 13-10 in Athens that year.

beanster

October 4th, 2012
5:55 pm

.”Oregon has 4 and knocked one ranked team out of the rankings already.”

And Oregon itself had nothing to do with those teams being on their schedule. Their OOC opponents are Arkansas State, Fresno State, and Tennessee Tech. One of their ranked opponents, Washington, was beaten 41-3 by LSU, so excuse me if I don’t give them that much respect for their Stanford win. It is not the fault of UGA that Auburn is having a down year, otherwise the greater difficulty would be UGA, especially considering if UGA arises from the East, either LSU or UA waits in the championship game.

The East is much stronger. UT will upset somebody. Should UF beat LSU this weekend, the only ones looking foolish are those sitting around saying UGA had it easy.

A-Ville Ranger

October 4th, 2012
5:56 pm

I think the honeymoon is finally over for Coach Grantham. We’ve used up every excuse for his defenses under-performing. People who have been 100%ers are now starting to wonder if he’s what we thought he was. It’s put up or shut up time. I don’t want to listen to yet another post game excuse athon.

ARdawg

October 4th, 2012
6:06 pm

A-ville
If we win, TG’s job is done

Dawg-Gawn

October 4th, 2012
6:16 pm

Give credit where credit is due!

The originator and creator of the combined names of Gurley and Marshall was Darrell Huckaby not Tavarres King. Also you are misspelling the name it’s Gurlshall. Gurl being the hip way to spell Girl.
Gurl = Her = female… get it? schel = shall… get it? Gurlshall = Herschel is not a coincidence, this is a player driven team…. “Our Team” “Our Time” “No Regrets” sit back & watch it’s happening now!

Darrell Huckaby is a syndicated columnist and author of six books including two about Georgia football, Need Two and Need Four. He writes a column for the Dawgbone site each week during the season. E-mail him at DHuck08@bellsouth.net or visit his website: http://www.darrellhuckaby.net

“Bobo have Guns will Travel”

“Phi Beta Gata”

“Dawgs Win It 4 Bennett”

“SackMaster29 Rises”

“Gurley Bawl Y’all”

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

Chris Mike

October 4th, 2012
6:28 pm

I agree with dog nation if we don’t give away free points dogs should win convicing. Gurley and Marshall will get a chacne this week to prove that they are the real thing. At first the holes will be tight, but as the game go on you will see the big runs. Aron please don’t turn it over! UGA 42 USC 24

beanster

October 4th, 2012
6:29 pm

“The originator and creator of the combined names of Gurley and Marshall was Darrell Huckaby not Tavarres King. Also you are misspelling the name it’s Gurlshall. Gurl being the hip way to spell Girl.
Gurl = Her = female… ”

What? Do you have a link to the original by chance? Not to be a jerk but I seriously hope you’re wrong. In a quick google search, I find little on the topic with the spelling you suggested.

Dawg-Gawn

October 4th, 2012
6:31 pm

I forgot to mention, that Todd Gurely had another outstanding play occur last weekend but not on Saturday, this happened the following day, on Sunday, when Gurley stepped forward to be baptized in a local Athens church!

“Grown Man Football at the “G”

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

Dawg-Gawn

October 4th, 2012
6:38 pm

@beanster contact Darrell directly – email is listed… I will try to find the original article… it was written 2-3 weeks ago.

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

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dawgcrzy

October 4th, 2012
6:50 pm

it’s simple, hold lattimore to 100(give or take

0

it’s simple, hold Lattimore to 100( give or take), rush for 100, Dawgs win. period….

dawgcrzy

October 4th, 2012
6:51 pm

what happened there? you get the point

Really?

October 4th, 2012
7:09 pm

Fake Really? @ 5:36.

Adding another ? is weak and shows you are still trying to glom onto my brilliant observations so people will read your inane babble. I ask again is it REALLY that difficult to come up with an original name on the ajc blogs?

Mike Franklin

October 4th, 2012
7:15 pm

The Dawgs that owned the SEC in the early-mid ’80s with and w/out Hershel, had a special spice; they always believed they could win any game, anytime. Vince Dooley, like HCMR, learned how to do this with time.
When Dooley retired (prematurely, I might add), the Dawgs were on the verge of a conference dynasty the likes of which only Alabama had known at the time. But his choice for his replacement… OMG, Ray Goff, blew that to hell and back.
Richt is now on the hill top and the SEC East belongs to him and his Dawgs… if they have learned the lessons taught by loosing so many key players to the NFL, drugs, and other misbehaviors.
The 2012 dawgs are on the edge of what COULD be… the beginning of an SEC coup to own the east.

It begins again, this Saturday.

beanster

October 4th, 2012
7:23 pm

Dear Mr. Huckaby,

Sir, are you really trying to take credit for the creation of the nickname of the two fabulous freshman running backs our Dawgs have been blessed with this year, contrary to the story that the players on the team have told to the media?”

I don’t see myself sending that email somehow.

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 4th, 2012
7:29 pm

@ A-Ville Ranger:

What’s wrong????

% – 0 ain’t good enough for you????????????????

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 4th, 2012
7:30 pm

and if & – 0 ain’t good enough how about 5 – 0???????????????????????

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 4th, 2012
7:35 pm

Dawg Gone is right but to hell with that Gurl girl crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ATLGamecock

October 4th, 2012
8:33 pm

Love hearing quite a few UGA fans talk ML and mention how “I’ve watched Lattimore and he isn’t even close to being back”. Say whatever you like before the game to make yourself feel better. The truth is that Lattimore will once again run all over the UGA Defense.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

October 4th, 2012
8:48 pm

Lattimore may run all over UGA but SC isnt winning this time

TY

October 4th, 2012
9:04 pm

Really, I hate to say this but the Gurshall thing is not good. Hershel was once in a lifetime player. There will never be another. Let Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall be Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. This is a slap in their face. Let them establish their own legacy without mentioning Herschel. Again this is not a good thing for those two talented players. Move on and accept what they do as a legacy of two friends, two great players and two great bulldogs.

2 Bagels

October 4th, 2012
9:07 pm

GTBob, just In, Tech players transferring to MTSU for better coaching. now let me say this, Herschel Walker in any era would’ve been great. Are you youngsters gonna truly say that Herschel, or Bo, and Marcus Dupree, and Eric Dickerson couldn’t run on defenses today? My comment to you is STAY THE HELL OFF DRUGS. Gurshall is good Herschel was great.

Bitter number 3/4

October 4th, 2012
9:31 pm

Some of you heartless TROLLS need to think before posting comments

of a negitive nature about———-the LEGEND —AKA—HERSHAL WALKER

———-If you speak of him, do it showing the upmost RESPECT

———-THERE HAS AND NEVER WILL BE A BETTER RUNNING BACK

Bitter number 3/4

October 4th, 2012
9:35 pm

AS a dawg fan, I hope MARCUS LATTERMORE HAS A GREAT SEASON

———-GOOD LUCK WARRIOR

Outer Banks Dawg

October 4th, 2012
9:53 pm

Dawgs are currently catching 1 point in Vegas… SC gets 3 points for the home field so people like Georgia in this one… @53.5 I gotta like the over…

I agree there will only ever be one Hershel Walker. People forget that he got some very bad advice and signed with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. The USFL hoped Hershel would be the star athlete they needed to popularize their league, and close the gap with the NFL. Unfortunately for the USFL and Walker, the league never really took off. He spent quite a few prime years wasting his time and talent. Fans will never know how good Hershel would have been in the NFL had he gone directly into the league instead of the USFL.

That being said, I think the ‘Gurshall’ thing is kinda cool. 5 games don’t make legends. Not even close, but with what I’ve seen, I wouldn’t trade our 2 freshmen back for any back in the country. I think they both have the right stuff and they are a deadly 1-2 punch will contrasting running styles. I hope they can get going Saturday in Columbia against the SC front 7….

Finally, hats off to OL coach Will Friend for turning things around. Georgia’s line play has been nice. I’ve seen more technique this season than I can remember in forever. Pulling guards, etc and opening holes instead of blocking straight ahead and clogging holes… It’ gonna be a war Saturday nite! Go Dawgs!

ga gator

October 4th, 2012
10:00 pm

If Hershel had a QB like Murray instead of Belue, he would have been even greater if that is possible.

JDL

October 4th, 2012
10:01 pm

Win or lose, you got to be proud of “Gurshall” as great young men. Lattimore is a great kid too. Running backs will not decide this game. The qb with less errors will have the winning team.

ga gator

October 4th, 2012
10:03 pm

JDL I agree; UGA 24-20.

Dawg-Gawn

October 4th, 2012
10:11 pm

@beanster:

Since you didn’t have the nerve to email Darrell Huckaby I did it for you! This is the paragraph Darrell wrote Monday A.M. after the Vandy game. He also told me that when he wrote it he had never heard the nickname mentioned before, but it became most popular the week after! (the whole article was 2 1/2 pages)

I see he spells it Gurshall so I guess I came up with the spelling of Gurlshall but Darrell Huckaby coined the nickname Gurshall…. TK must of read Huckby’s article and like almost everyone thought it to Kool!

We knew Todd Gurley was going to be good, but he is crazy-good. Did you see that one play where he used power to knock two people over, juked a different player and then outran the rest to the endzone? I haven’t seen a combination of speed, power and balance since you-know-who played between the hedges. 16 carries, 130 yards, 2 TDs. Not a bad day, especially considering he played, literally, about half a ball game. Add Keith Marshall’s 82 yards and our Gurshall tandem picked up 212 yards and scored 2 touchdowns.

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

Ptc dawg

October 4th, 2012
10:46 pm

harold

October 4th, 2012
10:52 pm

Herschel is over 50 now. Many younger kids don’t even know who the guy is. Almost like talking about that running back at UGA in the 40’s.

Plus this is two dudes versus one dude. And that comparison was like 32 years ago. Forever.

Everbody UGA gets becomes the next Herschel. There will only be one Herschel.

South Carolina shuts these guys down. These SC guys on D are bad asses!

harold

October 4th, 2012
10:53 pm

Well… As quick as I say that everyone on ESPN says UGA clocks SC.

bubba4dawgs

October 4th, 2012
11:09 pm

No matter who comes alone nor how many yards they get or touchdowns they score, Herschell will always be # 1 in the hearts of the DAWG Nation! He solidified that years ago and his legacy is established!

As far as Gurshell is concerned, the DAWG Nation is so very proud to have the and it’s OK to bring Herschell’s name up as a yardstick for them to accomplish. But remember, Herschell is one and Gurshell are two. I hope both write new unforgettable chapters in DAWG history before they graduate! We wish them total success and above all good health! They are definitely two fine young men we are proud to have!! GO DAWGS!!

[...] Through five games, ‘Gurshall’s stats top Herschel’s [...]

Conner Shaw

October 5th, 2012
12:16 am

What!!!! JDL and Florida gator????? Who turns the ball over more? Who is the better runner? Who beats the ranked teams??

sb

October 5th, 2012
12:30 am

@ J.T. Keene

40 times a game? The ball ain’t heavy!!!!

JDL

October 5th, 2012
12:33 am

If Murrey fumbles and turns the ball over on INT’s for TD’s…..SC will win easy
Conner Shaw does not make big mistakes. But, UGA running backs are going to be great for many years. No arrest or attitude problems.

[...] Through five games, ‘Gurshall’s stats top Herschel’s [...]

Buckeye

October 5th, 2012
7:06 am

So what.

Murray remains 2-7 vs. ranked opponents and the two wins came against #24 and #25.

Tman

October 5th, 2012
7:13 am

These fine freshmen running backs never saw Herschel play It would be like someone my age (52)getting excited over Charley Trippi play. Just call them Gurley and Marshall and let them have their own identities

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 5th, 2012
7:51 am

@ Conner Shaw:

Who is proclaimed to be the BEST QB in the SEC????????????????

According to all the sports media it is Aaron Murray!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shaw is a really good QB but I would not trade Murray for Shaw!!!!!!!!!!

Just my opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

douglas

October 5th, 2012
8:06 am

The tough part about Spurrier is if you line up and try to stop the run, he starts throwing those passes to the TE and receivers over the middle which usually gets about 5 yards or more each time. I still have never figured out why Bobo does not try to do that more — he just seems to have short passes thrown out to the sidelines and not across the middle.

Gary

October 5th, 2012
8:58 am

Had a dream last night that we lost to SC, Scratch that, a Nightmare… It was so nice to wake up and realize it was Friday. Please don’t put me through that again dawgs. No Turn overs, No easy points, try and let the defense rest by keeping them off the field so they don’t colapse in the fourth quarter, and for gods sakes if you can’t run the ball against SC, throw it! Three and outs will kill the defense.

I bought my UGA gear at WalMart

October 5th, 2012
9:18 am

Hey, GT Bob, we may loose to SC, but I know one game this season we’re gonna win. Guess which one, dilbert!

North Ave Killer Beez

October 5th, 2012
9:43 am

Gurley is a beast, but C’MON MAN, uga is dodging the best defenses in the SEC. Anyway should be a good game Sat, game-cocks have a pretty stout D-line.

North Ave Killer Beez

October 5th, 2012
9:49 am

It’s pretty sad when I have to start depending on my arch-rival to produce any interest a college football Saturday, maybe we should start playing on Friday nights if Tevin is a starting QB :(

Hate GT

October 5th, 2012
12:04 pm

GTbob

I like you
you are so silly
I think you like the dawgs

Hate GT

October 5th, 2012
12:08 pm

I am so glad to be a dawg fan!

I really feel sorry for you GT fans.

Your team is not that good in a very weak ACC conference.

David Granger

October 5th, 2012
3:58 pm

Great RB tandem, and should be one of best combos ever before they’re through.
One caveat, though: They are NOT interchangeable. Marshall is more of a speed back…lots of shake and bake in the open field…and if he gets half a step on the defense, he’s GONE. While Gurley…though fast as well…is the better power runner of the two. And they should be used that way, in appropriate situations. Last Saturday…against Tennessee…when we started on the one yard line thanks to a mental mistake on our kickoff return team…we had Marshall as our only tailback because it was his “turn”. But in the shadow of your own goalpost, we should have had our power team in. Gurley should have been the running back in that situation. I’m glad that Coach Richt is giving them both some quality carries…but let’s use them wisely.
And I sure hate that UGA has…seemingly…just decided to sit Richard Samuel down and not use him anymore. He’s been a DGD since he came to campus (as a 5-star running back prospect, ranked as the top RB prospect in the nation by some recruiters). He’s a big strong guy, and a good power runner as well. Wish we’d sneak him into the RB mix now and again.

Browndog

October 5th, 2012
4:43 pm

SC should be favored based purely on the way their defense has played. UGA’s defense has played well enough to win, but they have not been very impressive to date. UGA must play much better tomorrow on defense. Shaw is a very good passer and an even greater running threat. UGA will have their hands full. Will be by Far the best team UGA has faced. UF is also looking very tough so probably SC, UGA and UF all have at least one loss in conference.

Ed

October 5th, 2012
5:30 pm

Herschel played against teams that were built to stop the run, and there were no cupcakes back when he played. What Herschel did was truly amazing. He gained 4-5 yards and plowed his way for first downs when everyone in the stadium knew who was getting the ball.

Having said that, these two freshman are phenomenal in their own right. Today’s wide-open game makes it impossible for a defense to key on one player, and Georgia’s o-line is run blocking great so far, but these guys are taking it to the house given the slightest opportunity. You can give a guy a big hole to run through but you can’t teach him how to break tackles and go for 70 yards. These frosh have unreal natural talent.

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 5th, 2012
6:34 pm

@ Buckeye:

Ohio State is 0-1 against the NCAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

@ Buckeye:

Which BOWL will y’all be playing in????????????????????

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

@ Buckeye:

Could you steer us to the nearest DISCOUNT TATTOO PARLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 5th, 2012
6:40 pm

@ Buckeye:

If y’all don’t turn into a really good team in a couple of years Ole Urban ’s heart will start acting up so y’all better be looking for another Tim Tebow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Notmuchofadawglover

October 6th, 2012
11:28 pm

Reading these comment from UGA funs has been fun. Lattimore is a stud and plays on a great team. He has looked and still looks plenty healthy to me.

This was ther first real game UGA played this year and they were exposed.

zeke

October 7th, 2012
11:19 am

And on October 6, they met the “REAL DEFENSE”! How did that work out?

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October 10th, 2012
1:30 am