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Todd Gurley


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:32 PM
 

I would like honest opinions from Clemson fans here if possible. What kind of game do you expect Gurley to have against the Clemson D? Any supporting facts to that prediction? Just curious. I like hearing from the other side about their opinion and analysis. Thanks in advance.


I will freely admit that he is probably the most talented


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:35 PM
 

RB in the country, and stopping him will be quite a task.

I think if anybody's going to do it though, hopefully it's our front 7.

If the secondary can lock down the passing game, that would certainly help.

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Re: I will freely admit that he is probably the most talented


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:52 PM
 

Definitely agree with this analysis. It depends on your secondary locking down the pass game, with a combination of your front 7 playing a very good football game(which they are more than capable of).


He's going to get his yards

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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:35 PM
 

Just need to avoid the big play and we'll be OK.


^^^This


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:45 PM
 

He's going to go over 100, no doubt. Maybe even approach he 155 he had last year. We just have to eliminate the big gainers and make every yard he gains punishing.


Re: He's going to get his yards


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:53 PM
 

Great points here. It will be hard to keep him from getting any big gains along the way, but if you consistently stop him for mediocre yardage it will provide what you need to get your O back on the field.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:36 PM
 

Waiting to see weather forecast? Rain ? wind ? humidity? OL suspended between now and then? do leghumpers fall behind early and go pass, pass , pass ?

In short, I dont give a shit! Let's play and find out

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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:55 PM
 

Not really what was requested in the post. I do agree with the "let's play and find out" portion of your assessment. Also, not really sure why you would respond by using the term leghumpers, when I have been nothing but respectful to all tiger fans and players while posting on this board. You have a great set of coaches, and a very solid football program. Looking forward to next weekend.


I predict similar to last season's game. He'll get his and


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:37 PM
 

have a big run. But he'll get banged up and have to get some locker room treatment.

Lucky for you guys that you have a good bit of RB depth.

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Re: I predict similar to last season's game. He'll get his and


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:56 PM
 

He is not prone to injury. He had lingering issues last season because he was not given the full allotment of time to heal. His freshman season was without this type of injury during the season and I personally expect im to return to this form.


I just think he is like other backs of his skillset...


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:59 PM
 

TA McClendon, Maurcie Clarett, Marcus Lattimore... all world freshmen that were overused as underclassmen and beat up during their senior seasons.

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Re: I just think he is like other backs of his skillset...


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:01 PM
 

He really did not get enough carries last year to be "overused". He just had a nagging injury that he did not have time to heal from. As far as carries go, he never had as many as lattimore and the others last year.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:02 PM
 



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Re: Todd Gurley


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:37 PM
 

Gurley is an ALL American. I expect him to show up. He may or may not break one, but I feel like with Georgia's depth at RB, he'll have to share. I hope we shut him down. My guess. 16 rushes 90 yards with 2 catches for 15 yards


Re: Todd Gurley


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:57 PM
 

Shared yardage will definitely lower his numbers and carries. If you hold him to 90, then you should have a very good showing against our dawgs.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:39 PM
 

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Re: Todd Gurley


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:40 PM
 

I think UGA has the best running backs in the country and think it will be hard to stop Todd. Not sure where Keith Marshall stands after his acl surgery. Seems he got the injury late last year.


Re: Todd Gurley


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:58 PM
 

Supposedly Marshall is full speed and has been for several weeks. Time will tell once your D-line lays a few hits on him.


He's a huge talent. His legs are like tree trunks and I like


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:41 PM
 

his running style.
That said....it's less about Gurley and more about the UGA O-line.
That said...it's less about the UGA O-line and more about the front 7 of the Clemson D.
The UGA line simply wont move the Clemson D line enough to let Gurley have a super performance. Gurley will get some yards. It would not shock me if he were held under 100. I also think the Oline will get frustrated and pick up some costly penalties. Grady the Junkyard Dog might just injure someone....but let's hope it's not too serious.


Re: He's a huge talent. His legs are like tree trunks and I like


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:00 PM
 

Very true. I think even a poor running back can gain yards with a great offensive line. Gurley is the type back that gains 2-3 when he was not supposed to be able to gain any on a given play. You have very good analysis and understanding, and I agree whole heartedly. Our O-line has to create some space in order for him to have a very successful day. I think it will probably be an average showing, but I hope that he dominates of course:p


Re: Todd Gurley


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:43 PM
 

Unless our D is much improved against the RUN, then Gurley will have a 150+ yard game against us. I expect him to score 2-3 times. I don't see us stopping Gurley very well unless we really key on shutting him down.

FWIW: Gurley is the ONLY weapon that I think UGA has to beat us. If Gurley can't get his big gains, then UGA will crash-and-burn. There will be weeping in the stands.


Re: Todd Gurley


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:02 PM
 

He is definitely not our only weapon. However, he is our most valuable one without a doubt. I think your D will do a good job this season and look forward to the game.


Gurshall


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:53 PM
 

Gurley doesn't scare me as much as Marshall due to their running styles. Where Gurley does his best work he'll be running straight into the teeth of this defense. Marshall, if healthy, (any info on him??) scares the #### outta me. A good screen game is exactly what UGA needs to slow down our DL and get Hutson Mason going and Marshall is phenomenal in this aspect

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Re: Gurshall


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:05 PM
 

Marshall is healthy according to all reports from Georgia and other sources as well. I think Gurley will get his yards. He is definitely a down hill runner, but he can also find gaps and make cuts to confuse a defense. This was evident in film from last year. I think as long as your defense stays in their respective lanes then you should do well.


I think the idea will be "contain", not "stop"


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:58 PM
 

I think he's simply too good to completely shut down. That having been said, we've done it before - for example we shut down Andre Williams last year, and he was one of the best backs we faced. But I think we can hold Gurley to moderate gains and frustrate his ability to make critical plays.


Re: I think the idea will be "contain", not "stop"


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:06 PM
 

Containment is definitely the strategy to go for. No one would come into the game expecting to stop him. However, if you did it would be a game deciding factor for sure. Holding him to moderate gains would wear him down some and force us to play Marshall and the others more for sure.


Hoping to keep him around 100 yards and bottle up others


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:58 PM
 

But I don't think you can ever really completely shut him down. If we can keep him from hitting a bunch of big plays, then we'll have done what we came to accomplish even if he gets to that 100 yard plateau.

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Re: Hoping to keep him around 100 yards and bottle up others


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:07 PM
 

Very true. I agree.


Who is he?


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:59 PM
 

;)


Re: Who is he?


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:08 PM
 

ha.. I am not sure. I have a sneaky suspicion your DC is familiar and coming up with a gameplan to contain him though.


Oh, that cat....


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:14 PM
 

Yeah, he's pretty good.

I think they will give him the ball 16 times. He will be tackled 15 times. 4 of those tackles will be behind the LOS, 2 right at the LOS. He will finish one in the endzone, but hopefully for you guys your WR don't celebrate it.


Re: Oh, that cat....


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:18 PM
 

Yeah forreal. We can't afford to lose anymore receivers like that. I feel bad for Mitchell. He has had injury problems since High School. He is a very talented athlete, but unless he is healthy soon it is really going to hurt his chances at a future in football.


Re: Todd Gurley


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:01 PM
 

Barring injuries I don't see anyone just shutting Gurley down I feel he is the best RB in the nation but if we hold him to 100 or less I think we have a chance! The key will be can our O move the ball and keep him on the sidelines long periods of time!


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:09 PM
 

100 or less and I think we will have a very hard time beating Clemson.. I think your absolutely right.


He gets 100, plus/minus 10...


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:06 PM
 

primarily because our DLine and LB's shouldn't give up another 75 yard run. take away that run, and he gets less than 80 yards for the game with most of those coming in chunks. Gurley is going to be motivated because 1)they lost to us last year, 2)we slow played him as a recruit because the staff wanted Marshall more, but uga gets both...
but our front seven is just as motivated, so he doesn't break the bank on us this year...

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Re: He gets 100, plus/minus 10...


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:10 PM
 

Your point is true. Take away that one and he only gets 80, but the other 80 came on only 11 carries. I think the key to stopping him will be whether or not Mason presents a threat through the air.


Re: He gets 100, plus/minus 10...


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:40 PM
 

absolutely. and to your point, he had several runs of 8+ yards including the 12 yard TD run. he only got the 12 carries because we banged him around pretty good too. so, we keep his average down, and he gets worn down. if he gets 80 yards on 20-25 carries, i can live with that.

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I thought he was hands-down the best RB in the country last


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:16 PM
 

year and was the best player I saw in person until Winston played at DV.

I think he'll have around 100 yards. I don't think he'll have more than 1 TD.

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Re: I thought he was hands-down the best RB in the country last


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:20 PM
 

This thread proves that Clemson fans are very rational people. A lot of people discredit other fan bases, but I have seen nothing but legitimiate answers from everyone. Thanks for the response.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:24 PM
 

superdawg, acting like a dooshbag, you're gonna get it back.

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Re: I thought he was hands-down the best RB in the country last


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:25 PM
 

Crow, this thread just proves that you're more boring in here than on our board and have the ability to put Dawgs and Tigers asleep better than a handful of percocet....

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Re: I thought he was hands-down the best RB in the country last


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:56 PM
 

Who is crow?


Re: I thought he was hands-down the best RB in the country last


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:02 PM
 

This thread sparks people to think and give valid opinions. I personally think Gurley is a beast and will have a career showing, even if it means churning out tough yardage all night. However, I do not think you saying something like this adds any value whatsoever to the discussion. Why dont you post your opinion on how he will do and join the conversation?


We were one cafeteria meal from getting him....


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:28 PM
 

Wish he was here

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Re: We were one cafeteria meal from getting him....


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:05 PM
 

We seriously lucked out getting him and Marshall. I was telling a few friends that Gurley looked like the type of back that could push Marshall and even take over the starting spot. I just didn't realize he would be as good as he is.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:47 PM
 

I believe he will get 20 carries and marshall will get 15 if the other two or three are going to play then that probably means about 1/2 to 2/3 of your snaps will be runs. With that being said we are going to sell out against the run like we did against USC and Ohio State. We will be susceptible to the pass but improved from last year. That being said, Mike Davis averaged 1.5 yards per carry against us. I don't believe Mason can run quite like Shaw.

Gurley could get about 80 with 1 maybe two touchdowns. I see Marshall busting a big run so he will probably get around 50. The other guys combined will probably land around 50. Adjusted for sacks, I estimate UGA's running game will produce about 150-175 yards.

This puts a lot of pressure on Mason to win the game. Now back to the Ohio State and SC games. We won one and lost the other, gave up some points but we were a tough punishing D nonetheless. Difference between those two games and the UGA game this year. You have a career backup and they had great, experienced quarterbacks.

All in all, Gurley will get his fair share but not sportscenter worthy. In for a long night if these running backs don't surpass my expectations.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:04 PM
 

4 yards per carry is a very stout goal to set for your D. If you manage this, then you will be looking at a very good night of football for Clemson. I don't think it will be an 80 yard game for Gurley though.. I say at least 100, but leave room for a large variance because of his playmaking ability once he gets in space.


He'll get his 120 and 1 or 2 TDs. Gotta hope that's all


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:52 PM
 

he'll get in order for the Tigers to keep up. More than that and the Tigers will be in for a long long night is how I see it.


Re: He'll get his 120 and 1 or 2 TDs. Gotta hope that's all


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:58 PM
 

Mike Davis is a good back and you did very well against him last year. You definitely have a stout defense, it just depends on which team shows up and shows out.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:56 PM
 

Gurley will go over 100 yards, and break a 30+ yarder most likely. However, I don't think his performance makes or breaks the game.

If we can lock down the passing game, maybe pick off Mason 1-2 times, I think that'll be enough to get the W.

I expect that our O will move the ball decently well, score around 25-30.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:00 PM
 

His performance has made a lot of games, even some during limited action. However, if you lock down the passing game and are able to key in on the run, then we could be in for a long night against you.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:01 PM
 



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Re: 20 carries, 95 yards, 1 TD***


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:03 PM
 

If you hold him to 4.75 yards per carry like you are saying here, then Clemson will have a great night.


Great game


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:09 PM
 

or bad game.

Hope it's the latter.


Re: Great game


Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:13 PM
 

Hope it's the former. hehe


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