ATHENS - Todd Gurley might not be eager for preseason camp to end. It's a bit of a refuge for a celebrity to be holed up in a dorm on Georgia's campus.
The potential Heisman candidate can't go anywhere without being recognized, he admitted Wednesday.
"It's been like that for awhile," Gurley said. "It's because I play offense and I got hair."
Long hair, to put it another way. In any case, preseason camp has been uneventful for Georgia's star tailback, and that's good news for the team.
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The temperatures have been in the 90s. There have been several two-a-days. And every practice since Aug. 6 has been in full pads. Gurley, who battled conditioning issues after his ankle problems last season, has survived so far this preseason.
"I've been feeling good," Gurley said. "I haven't been getting tired at all. I feel great."
It's also looking like Georgia will have the tailbacks to spell Gurley without having a huge drop in quality.
Keith Marshall hasn't been made available to the media this preseason, and it's unclear whether that's UGA's call or Marshall. It could be that he or the team don't want him facing questions about his return from ACL surgery.
But Gurley said Marshall has looked great this camp, in fact better than last year.
"He's been able to finish a lot of runs," Gurley said. "Last year this time somebody grabbed his legs he probably would have fallen. But he's driving his knees a lot more and finishing his runs."
Then there's Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, the highly-touted freshmen tailbacks. Plenty of people have made the comparison to Gurley and Marshall. The latest to join the chorus was Gurley himself.
"They look just like me and Keith, doing the same thing we've been doing," Gurley said. "Pressing tracks, hitting it full speed, just bringing it every day."