Floyd: Gurley injury won’t impact Decision

ATHENS - Leonard Floyd said Todd Gurley’s injury won’t have any impact on whether he declares for the draft after this season.

“With injuries, you just can’t help it,” Floyd said. “It’s part of the game. You can’t help at what point in time the injury comes to you.”

Floyd, a draft-eligible sophomore, is being projected by some analysts as a first-round draft pick.

Asked if he’s leaning towards entering the draft, he said: “I can’t speak on that. I don’t want to speak on that.”

  Erickson will remember the pass (not the flag)

  Adam Erickson’s pass on a fake punt Saturday wasn’t the first time he’s tried it.

He did it back in his Clarke Central punting days.

“I threw it a few times there on some fakes on some punts,” he said. “I’ve always been able to throw the ball. It doesn’t come around a lot, but it was fun to be able to do it.”

Erickson’s pass was complete to Shakenneth Williams at the 30-yard line and he got down to the Auburn 2 for a 41-yard gain.

The gain was wiped out by a penalty for having an ineligible player downfield on offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow.

“I can tell my grandkids there was no flag,” Erickson said.

Erickson said he was a little anxious before the play.

“We practice that play a lot,” Richt said. “He worked hard on it. I’m just glad we didn’t have a bunch of spies watching what we were doing because if they did they would have covered.”

Said Erickson: “I kind of wanted to stick it on him to help him score, but at the same time I just remember thinking we just need to get the first down above anything so I put a little air under it.”

Richt said, on his radio show Monday night that he thought after watching the play from the TV replay that Kublanow was “well within three yards,” and of the call that “maybe that wasn’t quite right.”

  Injury updates and a RB award

Tailback Sony Michel, who missed the Auburn game with an ankle injury, practiced on Monday.

 “He looked good,” Richt said on his radio show Monday night. “If he keeps progressing, he’ll have a good chance.”

Richt was asked if tailback Keith Marshall (ankle) may get a medical redshirt.

He said that Marshall is practicing and it’s wait and see.

“I’m hoping he’ll be able to play again before the season’s over,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nick Chubb was named SEC freshman of the week on Monday for the fourth time this season. He rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries against Auburn.

    This and that

A redshirt freshman on Charleston Southern will make the trip home for Saturday’s game in Sanford Stadium. Center Sean McGarity is the nephew of Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity. Sean started as a junior and senior at Oconee County High School. His father Stuart played tennis at Georgia. Sean, who redshirted last year at North Georgia played in Charleston Southern’s season opener and is expected to travel with the team this week, according to the school.

Charleston Southern is first on others receiving votes in the FCS top 25 coaches’ poll this week.

Saturday’s captains: center David Andrews, linebacker Amarlo Herrera, special teamer Kosta Vavlas.

The on-air crew for Saturday’s game for the SEC Network: Dave Neal, Andre Ware and Laura Rutledge.

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