Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said the Cornhuskers ‚Äúhave a lot of respect‚Äù for Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley, but he‚Äôll take Ameer Abdullah, his junior who rushed for 1,568 yards this season.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve said it all year, I wouldn‚Äôt trade Ameer for any back in the country,‚Äù Pelini said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm obviously a little bit partial but I think he‚Äôs as good as any back in the country. He‚Äôll be up there for all the postseason awards next year.‚Äù
… Georgia tight end Jay Rome, who will miss his fourth straight game today, described on Twitter the foot injury that he underwent surgery on as a ‚Äútorn Lisfranc ligament.‚Äù Rome also dealt with a high ankle sprain this year. He described 2013 as ‚Äúby far the worst year ever‚Äù for him.
… TaxSlayer.com, located in Evans, Ga., near Augusta, has re-upped as the title sponsor of the Gator Bowl for another six years, the bowl announced Tuesday.