‘Gurshall’: Georgia’s freshman tailbacks command attention

Todd Gurley plows through Vanderbilt defenders (AJC photo/Brant Sanderlin)

Todd Gurley plows through Vanderbilt defenders (AJC photo/Brant Sanderlin)

ATHENS — As the hype builds around Georgia freshman tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, one of their teammates has settled on a nickname for the duo.

“Gurshall, that’s what I call them,” wide receiver Tavarres King said.

As King excitedly enunciates it, the combination of the first syllable of Gurley and the second syllable of Marshall rhymes with … Herschel.

The wildly premature suggestion that the Gurley-Marshall tandem is somehow reminiscent of Herschel Walker, the greatest Georgia tailback, reflects the excitement the freshmen have stirred.

Keith Marshall breaks a Vanderbilt tackle (AJC photo/Brant Sanderlin)

Keith Marshall breaks a Vanderbilt tackle (AJC photo/Brant Sanderlin)

Tailback is a position that commands attention, good or bad. In the previous two seasons, Georgia tailbacks were known more for the bad – arrests, suspensions, dismissals, injuries. With Gurshall, things seem good again at the position.

“I went to the dining hall one day, and …

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