Posted: 6:00 am Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Bulldogs’ Gurley provides jolt of star power for SEC Media Days 

By Chip Towers

HOOVER, Ala. – Over the past three days, 24 players, eight coaches and six administrators have taken their turns on the podiums in the grand ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel. On Thursday morning we’ll finally get to hear from coach Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs.

Georgia is the 11th of the SEC’s 14 teams to stand before the microphones and cameras at SEC Football Media Days. Richt will be accompanied by wide receiver Chris Conley, linebacker Ramik Wilson and tailback Todd Gurley.

Ole Miss, Alabama and Kentucky, in that order, will round out what has been a record week for excess for this event — more than 1,200 credentialed media conducting interviews and watching presentations over four days.

Gurley’s arrival will be met by a bit of mild anticipation from the media horde, which has found itself somewhat starved for star power during this year’s proceedings. A year after Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, A.J. McCarron, Aaron Murray and others kept things fairly stirred up, a parade of nondescript tight ends, offensive and defensive linemen and even a punter have marched been through the labyrinth of hallways and interview rooms on the second floor of the expansive hotel.

Since Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was scratched, Gurley will be the first legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate to step into the room. And the junior from Tarboro, N.C., has developed enough of a reputation as a reluctant interviewee — “Surly Gurley,” he has been called — that there’s a some curiosity to see how he might react to the incessant stream of lighted cameras and loaded questions he’ll encounter on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Alabama’s Nick Saban and Amari Cooper, Mississippi’s Bo Wallace, and Kentucky’s — well, never mind Kentucky — offer an air of expectancy to Thursday’s itinerary. And then there’s the matter of preseason predictions.

By the time the Bulldogs arrive just before 9 ET this morning,  the SEC should have released the media’s predicted order of finish and preseason All-SEC teams. Then again, no sense getting worked up over that. This group has tabbed the eventual overall champion just four times in the last 22 years.

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174 comments
luckysnap
luckysnap

Gurley tired out at the end of the season.

Red-Dog
Red-Dog

TG = SEC Beast From tEAST!!!

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

Surly Gurley certainly says it all. He is quite a talent, but no one outside the Dawg nation is pulling for this young man. Wears his bad attitude on his sleeve, and despite his middle/upper class upbringing, Gurley appears to have an entitled attitude. Don't get me wrong, if I were a Dawg,I would support the man and his talents, but it still would not change the fact he has an attitude. It best when the great are humble, then everyone can appreciate his talents (Marcus Lattimore, Herschel, Aaron Murray, etc...). I can not root for someone who carries himself in such a manner.

Just like I could not root for Todd Grantham, an obvious total you- know- what, but UGA fans said he was fantastic and mentally balance, but now we can all agree, TG was a disgrace as a person. Gurley needs to get humble, if that is possible.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

What do writers know ?  Even if they did know, what can they really say ?  They have to cater to the 2 crowds.  The readers.  The teams they write about.

Jacketa$$
Jacketa$$

SEC writers prediction aside, do you guys think UGA can make the final 4?

FGT
FGT

TG scores 27 TD's this year is what they are saying.

TU
TU

Notre Dame had the four horsemen some years ago. UGA will feature the six horsemen in 2014 - Turman, Douglas, Michel, Chubb, Marshall and Gurley.


JONBONBON
JONBONBON

All my fellow doggies ready for Monsignor Richt to bring it home this season????? Can I get a bark bark up in all this biznasty???

FLASUX
FLASUX

"Since Auburn's Nick Marshall has been scratched..."  I guess that's one way of putting it lol.. shouldn't it have read "Since Auburn's latest troubled QB was busted for drug posession and their coach didn't want him to have to answer any tough questions about his character and how any times he's been in trouble and why he won't miss any games for breaking the law..."?

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

finally some class at the media day today after the snake oil salesmen weve seen already we will all remember this year as the beginning of the new dynasty the changing of the guard.  gurley is a hiseman shoe in canidate and i think mason will be in the mix to. mabey they could ask nick satan if he will ever end his loosing streak!

VC80
VC80

Heisman candidate....can't stop laughing.  I really needed that this morning.  He is soft.  He will get hurt again.  Every now and then you have these physical beasts who look the part but just can't get it together with their tendons, muscles and other joints.  Mark it down, he will be on the sidelines at some point.  

Hangonsloopy
Hangonsloopy

Nothing like talking dog dismissals on ESPNU.


Props to THC! 

Hangonsloopy
Hangonsloopy

One of you dogs need to your brethren dog, 350, that the Open Golf Championship aires beginning at 4AM. He can start drinking hist Natty's earlier than usual. 

Kushdawg
Kushdawg

If TG doesn't dig the media, why take him and put him a bad spot.  They should have left him in Athens to continue working out because I am sure that is where he would rather be!!!!!  Go DAWGS!!!!!

Hangonsloopy
Hangonsloopy

tampa,


What's shaking on the Gainesville and Tampa Herald Times blogs? No one cares about your FL prognostications and player watch lists.  I hope Muschamp enjoys his final months in Gainesville  

aarh
aarh

@WeRunTheEast What are you talking about? I don't think that about Gurley at all. He's a good student, & he stays out of trouble. I've had the impression that he's not crazy about giving interviews. Seems like I've heard that he's kind of the quiet type, & if that's true, then that could help explain why he wouldn't be crazy about doing interviews. I tell you this though...people sure love to talk smack about these players when they really don't them as a people personally. So, whatever they perceive about them may not be rt. 

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

Sure can, they for sure will make the cut for the selection committee at the Capital One Bowl

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@FGT Not going to happen IMO. He's great, and could possibly rush for 15+ touchdowns but that means he'd have to receive 12+ touchdowns and there are receivers that don't get that many. 

WDE
WDE

@Dawg-Gawn thanks for the pic and damn Wilson looks huge in this .

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@VC80 



You are correct on one point!  Since he doesn't play defense he will spend some time on the sideline!!!!! 


Sideiine         =            Where  VC80  spent most of his athletic career!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OriginalATLien
OriginalATLien

@VC80 - yep, after scoring a touchdown when the DEF takes the field. Appreciate the support!

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Hangonsloopy 


How about the Ohio Dispatch?  At least I am a fan of the SEC and Georgia when they are not playing Florida.  You sound stupid with such posts.  But, how is that news.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@Hangonsloopy   ahh poor sloopy feeling down and out cause Ohio St pooped in their pants against Goff and Florida

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

@WDE

I am so proud of the UGA players... all three, just nailed it over in Hoover AL.. and represented the G in the most positive way!

Mark Richt is a coaches dream of walking, talking, true to the heart, grown men trophies... doing it The Georgia Way!

"BELIEVE" in the G

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@WDE Did you think he was a small guy? Lol. That's a 1st team All-SEC LB there

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@FlatTire(aka  Mama's little LIAR) @Hangonsloopy 


I would just a soon read Sloppy's BS as your  NEGATIVE Crapola and repetition ands lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!



WDE
WDE

@DawgGoneIt @WDE true but he is standing beside a guy that often runs over and thru SEC LB's in the bio I read Wilson is 2 inches taller but only a few pounds heavier than Gurley , in this pic he look 50-70 lbs heavier..must be the fit of his Jacket ??  Go Dogs!

FlatTire
FlatTire

@MoistDawg  looking forward to more comical posts this year

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Hangonsloopy @TampGator1 


Whose coattail are you riding K Y JELLY  BOY?????????


It has been a while since you and Urban finished y'alls consolation  prize

P I Z Z A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FlatTire
FlatTire

@MoistDawg  when the following changes...

6-17 vs the top 25 in the last 5 years

4-17 vs SEC teams finishing above 500 in the last 6 yrs

3 seasons out of 5 with 5 or more losses


I might share your optimism

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@FlatTire(aka  FAT  TIRE)(aka mama's little LIAR) @MoistDawg 



BUT...........they never lost to Louisiana Monroe.............on their  HOME field!!!!!!!!!!!!!