Believe it or not, Jonathon Rumph practiced in a regular red jersey this week, rather than the non-contact green. That said, I wouldn't expect a major contribution from him in this game or any game. I think we can all see he's just not major college material at this point. Perhaps that's due to chronic hamstring issues. Perhaps it's just a talent issue. Methinks we'll never know before he has moved on, hopefully with degree in hand.
Wasn't there a five-game suspension involved with Ohio State's Tattoo-Gate? I don't know, it's a losing proposition to compare how different schools have dealt with and have been dealt with regarding NCAA infractions. It's a many and varied process.
Based on what Mark Richt is saying and the conviction with which he's saying, I've got to believe that Gurley is going to come back for Auburn and finish out his junior season. If all goes perfectly for Georgia, he could still play six more college football games. That's significant. But anything could happen. I don't think any of us who looked at the situation logically and objectively would begrudge the kid if he opted to move on.
What's up, everybody?! Happy Thursday to all. I'm happy because we're a step closer to being done with the Todd Gurley Saga. I'm not gonna lie, the whole deal has worn me out. Can't wait until the Monday after that Auburn game when Gurley finally plays again and life as we know it can return to normal. In the meantime, the Bulldogs have a rather significant game to play this Saturday. So let's get started with the mail chat. Whattaya got? ...
Hey, guys, we've gone over a bit here so I need to take off and get back to work. Thanks for hanging out and chatting again. See you same time next week.
I'd suggest not getting your "news" from people on Twitter claiming to be "close to program."
No, but please provide us all a link.
The D-line has played very well of late and has exceeded my expectations. Toby Johnson and Ray Drew playing really well.
northgadawg, yes, the UGA senior leadership and President Jere Morehead took the school plane to Indy for the committee on infractions hearing on the Jack Bauerle case. Has nothing to do with Gurley.
I believe this game to be a tougher matchup than Missouri because it's more strength vs. strength. Georgia's edge might be that its a little bit better overall at stopping the run. But Arkansas passes better than you might think. ... Defensively, Arkansas has one of the best DTs in the league in Darius Philon. But he got hurt against Bama and I honetly haven't seen what his status is. Also really strong LBs, led by senior Matrell Spaight.
Mason can throw deep. See 44-yard TD vs. Vandy. They practice it every day. He's just not proficient at it. But neither is really any QB in the SEC this year. Maybe Wallace at Ole Miss or Worley at UT.
Nothing. He was just saying he expected to know before they leave for Little Rock whether he could play or not this week. No conspiracy or hidden meanings here.
See every other post on the subject below. In Gurley's case the authorities have been presented with evidence. In the FSU case, so far all you have is the coach saying the player says he didn't take any money. That's not over, and if it's proven later that Winston took money and he kept playing with FSU, then forfeiture will be a possibility.
LADawg, as in any other case, criminal or otherwise, it comes down to proof and evidence. There is some in this instance, as I understand it.
There is evidence this memorabilia dealer was upset with Gurley for signing merchandise with other dealers and therefore effectively devaluing what he'd already done for him. And, yes, from reports I've seen the guy is a Florida fan. But I don't believe that was a factor for him blowing the whistle. Greed and spite appear to be the motivations here.
No forfeitures expected because UGA had no way of knowing he'd accepted money and immediately suspended him when they learned he may have.
Run defense is not Georgia's problem.
Georgia's OLBs will have to get to Mauk for the Bulldogs to have any success.
I like the potential of this defense. Haven't made up my mind on staff yet.
We'll see. Let's just wait and see how this season plays out.
No problem. I'm just not as emotionally invested, I guess.