Todd Gurley will make his long-awaited return for Georgia on Saturday. Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson is assigned the difficult task of trying to be the first to stop the former Heisman front runner, who returns from a four-game suspension the NCAA levied when it discovered the Georgia running back took $3,000 for autographing memorabilia and other items. "We'll probably have to try a little bit of everything," Johnson said. "Nobody's stopped him and some of them slowed him down a little bit. The only guy that stopped him was the autograph guy." Gurley was leading the SEC with 154.6 yards per game on the ground when he was suspended six weeks into the season. The Bulldogs went 3-1 in his absence with Nick Chubb as the primary running back. He rushed for no less than 143 yards in each game, averaging 6.6 yards per carry along the way. Georgia coach Mark Richt has not yet decided who will start at running back Saturday (6:15 p.m., ESPN) against the Tigers.
Only defense that has stopped Todd Gurley is 'the autograph guy,' says Auburn's Ellis Johnson
Alabama | Nov 10