The plan is clear, though. Give the ball to Todd Gurley, and give it to him a lot. Gurley is the ideal SEC tailback, and then some. He’s the type of player that can realistically win a Heisman Trophy if all goes as according to plan. His talent is always needed, but Hutson Mason would especially like Gurley’s run support in 2014.
What We Learned This Spring: Gurley is tough. It wasn’t clear if the rising junior would even take part in spring practice with a looming ankle injury, but he made it out for nearly all activities. If the ankle is indeed fixed, he’ll be scary good again.
Backups: Gurley has a long line of talent to back him up, too. The first, and most obvious, would be his two-year counterpart Keith Marshall. The two juniors had high hopes as sophomores, but the injury bug didn’t let those play out. In 2014, however, the two will be joined by true freshmen Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. Don’t forget about redshirt freshman A.J. Turman either. There’s some depth, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Bobo chooses to utilize those backs.