The star running back has missed two games while Georgia investigated whether he took money for signing autographs. It sent in paperwork to the NCAA seeking reinstatement last Wednesday after Gurley acknowledged “mistakes,” he made.
“We’ve been expecting the word for him to be back by now,” cornerback Damian Swann said. “It’s just the process. Hopefully in the end, the process goes the way that we want it to and we can get him back by Saturday.”
The Gators are talking like they expect Gurley will play, but Georgia is still awaiting a decision by the NCAA.
“We don’t know yet,” coach Mark Richt said Monday night on his radio show. “We’re just waiting on the NCAA to tell us what the deal is. As soon as we know, we’ll let everybody know.”
Gurley is excited to get back on the field, Swann said. On one play in practice last week, Gurley ran free on a play that grabbed Swann’s attention.
“That’s something that we haven’t seen in a few weeks,” Swann said.