Richt praises Gurley for work on field, in classroom

Georgia freshman tailback Todd Gurley not only rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown Saturday, but is getting it done off the field.

“I don’t think he would mind anyone knowing that he got a couple A’s this summer,” said Bulldogs coach Mark Richt, who said Gurley has shown up to everything he’s been asked to do.

In other words, the Tarboro, N.C., native is doing the things that were lacking at the position last year when Isaiah Crowell and others had issues.

“He has a good attitude and he doesn’t seem to have any type of entitlement issues,” Richt said. “But if a guy starts having a lot of success early, it can maybe change him or make him feel too comfortable, too. I haven’t sat down with him and talked, but we will keep an eye on him.”

Ken Malcome, who started the opener, did not practice Tuesday, but Georgia said it wasn’t because of his sprained wrist but because he “was not feeling well.”

Coaches haven’t announced the starter this week.

“Ken’s the starter,” Gurley said. “He was the starter the last game. He’s still going to be the starter this game.”

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