Another game minus Gurley. Another win for UGA?

He won't be waving hello from Little Rock. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

He won’t be waving hello from Little Rock. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

He won't be waving hello from Little Rock. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

He won’t be waving hello from Little Rock. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

News, as relayed by esteemed colleague Chip Towers, that Todd Gurley didn’t board Georgia’s buses leaving Athens and thus won’t make the trip to Little Rock will come as a disappointment to Bulldogs fans. (Unrelated thought: Does Mark Richt still speak to his men of “The Energy Bus,” a business concept that became the theme of the 2011 bounceback season?) But it shouldn’t. I don’t think anybody who works in Butts-Mehre seriously believed Gurley would return this week.

This ball, as it were, is apparently still in Georgia’s court. For Gurley’s status to be clarified, the athletic department must first submit the results of its investigation and any proposed penalties to the NCAA, and that hasn’t happened yet. (The NCAA will then either accept those penalties or suggest something more.) For all of those on the outside who believe they know every detail of this case, let me just say: I’m pretty sure you don’t. I don’t, either — but I’m reasonably certain there’s more to it than has come to light.

Which isn’t to say Gurley is gone for good. I continue to believe he’ll play again this season. My guess was that he’d be back for Florida on Nov. 1, although I concede that there’s a chance he’ll incur a four-game penalty, as opposed to two. If so, he’d be back for Auburn on Nov. 15.

I never expected him to play against Arkansas. He wasn’t suspended until Oct. 9, which was eight days ago. Investigations as complex as this aren’t conducted in the span of two phone calls.

As for Arkansas: It’s a scary game, seeing as how it’s not only on the road but in a city and a stadium with which even Mark Richt, who has been around a while, isn’t familiar. The Razorbacks have played Texas A&M and Alabama tough before losing at the end, which indicates they’re again on the upward trail, but still: This is a program that hasn’t won an SEC game in two calendar years.

If Georgia is fat and sassy after winning at Missouri, it could lose. But I’m guessing there’s still enough energy — and manpower — on those buses to carry the day.

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MH18
MH18

Where are the trash talkers now?

MH18
MH18

Shaudenfreude, taking pleasure in the misery of Dawg hater trolls!!!!

ProudtobefrmthaG
ProudtobefrmthaG

Gotta love the CEDARTOWN KID!!!!! AND BIG JEB!!! GREAT BLOCK KID

ProudtobefrmthaG
ProudtobefrmthaG

Hutson Mason is terrible..we should never have a qb this bad at UGA. 

SinceVince
SinceVince

Many folks are picking us to lose..... Dangahfield Dawgs I say.....

SinceVince
SinceVince

TAH DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH CRIMSON AND CLOVAH OVAH AND OVAH

Teaching350
Teaching350

Man what a BAD Saturday of games..(noon)....We have to wait 4 hours to laugh at the DOGS v HOGS?

Teaching350
Teaching350

Dogs.............17

Hogs.............23

Mason 1 Int and a fumble by some RB.

MH18
MH18

UGA is the Rodney Dangerfield of the SEC, "No respect".

Teaching350
Teaching350

@MH18 But Rodney was a funny buffoon UGa is just the Buffoon.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Teaching350 @MH18 Did i tell ya.........my wife said she wanted to get in the backseat and make-out................but she wanted me to "drive". ...I tell ya , no respect.(tug at tie now)

Teaching350
Teaching350

@gtcaryd but you got to WATCH in the Rearview mirror....LOL

You got any photos or phone video?

Teaching350
Teaching350

@gtcaryd what is a POAD moniker? is that like a TrueDog1986?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@MH18 That's what every team in the west says.

Teaching350
Teaching350

@MH18 did you learn Geography from Dawg350?

OOH-IO
OOH-IO

Jeff Sagarin strength of schedule, OSU 62, UGA 23.  UGA sucks!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@OOH-IO At least try to be entertaining if you can't come up with something of substance...........typical dawg troll..............and they give my pal Since Vince grief?

Grant1296
Grant1296

@gtcaryd Well gt if he is a Dawg he isn't a troll


This is a UGA blog....The article has nothing to do with OSU, OR TECH....


Who's the Troll????


You're defending that moron Blubber and talking about substance????

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Grant1296 @gtcaryd Vince's posts always have some substance or entertainment value..............that guy's schtick is old and tiring as POAD is at times. 96, you know some trolls are worth a read and some aren't.

Grant1296
Grant1296

@gtcaryd You have a point gt...But, I think Ooh has entertainment value....He gets Techeye's panties in a bunch real quick...

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Grant1296 @gtcaryd Furman is fixing to tie it up with SC at Columbia............once again, how in the hell did ya'll lose to SC.

Grant1296
Grant1296

@gtcaryd One of those day's I guess..

Still in Minn...No SEC network...Have to watch on Watch Espn..

Or go find a bar up here that has the network..

Teaching350
Teaching350

@gtcaryd but GRANT can score with a size 22. Is there any question WHY he fumbles when the hits on an 8?... just kidding

Buschleaguer
Buschleaguer

@gtcaryd @Grant1296

I imagine that is a question Mark Richt asks Mike Bobo every day.

OH-IO
OH-IO

Dawg350

17 minutes ago

Low country...it think...


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I always knew 350 was an "it".

OOH-IO
OOH-IO

@OH-IO MAAAAAN, another good one!  OSU!  OSU!

MH18
MH18

This is going to be slobbering knocker football today in Little Rock. I wouldn't be surprised if both teams run the veer at some point. This is a scary game that will come down to special teams, turnovers and who controls field position. That said if both teams play their A-game and turnovers aren't a factor, Dawgs win 21-14

Dawg350
Dawg350

Dawgs win today by controlling the trenches...dawgs 31- piglets 10

LowcountryBulldawg
LowcountryBulldawg

A punt may be in order. Mason has Greg Talley esq arm strength if ya remember him. Not good...

OOH-IO
OOH-IO

@Dawg350 No way!  oh-io said Arkansas is going to win and said book it!  He is always right!  OSU = 2014 National Champs!

LowcountryBulldawg
LowcountryBulldawg

Lets hope, Hurd ran for 113 w/ a bad UT OL. Piggies have the backs w/ monster line. Gotta find a way to slow running game and force this QB to beat us. Will the Secondary put back to back stud performances?

Dawg350
Dawg350

I know right...the buckeye is the knower of all things. Lol

Dawg350
Dawg350

Low country...it think we will have to force a few turnovers like last week...well not 5 but a few...to be able to win. I feel like mason will have his best game of the season because our WR core is getting healthier...even Jay Rome is starting to get things right.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 It's not called trenches today..............more like a pigsty.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@LowcountryBulldawg I have not noticed either one of them looking much healthier............MM looks kind of gun-shy.

LowcountryBulldawg
LowcountryBulldawg

Yes, after catch last week noticed the tackle too that he got up funny on. Richt even went over to him and asked him if he was ok when he came off field. Hopefully he has that true first game under his belt to build confidence. Also Bobo can help him out by running his routes further downfield thus getting him away from all the traffic.