Richt: ‘Tough’ for Gurley to pass on NFL

ATHENS - Junior tailback Todd Gurley would shock most if he didn’t enter the NFL draft after this season, including his head coach. He’s projected by many draft analysts as a first-round pick.

“I don’t know what Gurley’s going to do, it would probably be tough for a guy like him to stick around another year, quite frankly,” Richt said on his radio show. “He’s a very highly-rated back and certainly is starting out having a big year.”

Gurley had a school-record 293 all-purpose yards against Clemson in the opener. He returned a kickoff for a touchdown and rushed for a career-high 198 yards and three touchdowns.

  This and that  

South Carolina is still hanging in the national rankings at No. 24 in the AP and No. 23 in the coaches’ poll. The means for the third straight year Georgia-South Carolina will be a matchup of ranked teams. Georgia is No. 6 in the polls. The Gamecocks are 4-0 in Columbia on the series when both teams are ranked.

Richt said freshman Isaiah McKenzie remains behind punt returner Reggie Davis, who Richt said is the most sure-handed and experienced for Georgia.

The 21st annual “Border Bash” will be held Friday at Augusta Common in Augusta. The event is headlined by Kristian Bush of Sugarland. UGA and South Carolina cheerleaders and mascots Hairy Dawg and Cocky will perform and take pictures.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate and children 12 and under are free.

Dawg Post Top Stories