Many Georgia players headed out of town for the weekend, taking advantage of a bye on the Bulldogs’ schedule.
That doesn’t mean they will necessarily be without football.
Freshman running back Todd Gurley had plans to head back to Tarboro High School in North Carolina to watch its rivalry game against Southwest Edgecombe.
It’s his first trip home in about three months.
“I’m cool about not going home, but you know when you’re going home you just get excited,” Gurley said.
Gurley plans to spend time with his mother. He’ll also get a chance to catch up with friends, but doesn’t expect to be swarmed with autograph requests.
“I’m going to be on the sidelines probably so I won’t have to sign,” Gurley said with a smile.
Offensive tackle John Theus said he isn’t going home to Jacksonville.
“Me and my brother (snapper Nathan Theus) have some school stuff to do here this weekend,” he said. “I might go try to find a high school game to go to Friday night.”
Linebacker Chase Vasser’s going home to Gainesville and will attend a cousin’s wedding on Saturday.
“I’m just going to relax and enjoy the family,” he said.
Center David Andrews thought about going deer hunting in LaGrange this weekend, but wasn’t sure he wanted to travel that far.
He said he may got to a lake house with a buddy.
“I kind of want to relax and do my own thing,” he said.
Hard to argue with that.
Players, coaches, fans and even sportswriters all can catch their breath after six games.
Enjoy your weekend.
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