Georgia tailbacks try to shake Gurshall nickname

MACON — Georgia running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall combined to rush for more than 2,100 yards and 25 touchdowns in the freshman season.

That performance earned the duo the moniker Gurshall, a nod to Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker.

But coach Mark Richt says it may be time to strip them of the nickname.

“I think the guys have been trying to get away from the Gurshall label a little bit because they are two individual human beings,” he said. “So I’m all for kind of breaking off that saying.”

Richt said he expects the running backs to have productive sophomore seasons, especially behind an offensive line that didn’t lose anyone to graduation or the NFL draft.

“Hopefully, we’ll block even better. Hopefully, we’ll run even better.”

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