Star Georgia running back Todd Gurley is back at practice again this week. He hasn't played in a game since suffering an ankle sprain against LSU on Sept. 28, but the Twitter feeds of reporters at practice indicate that Gurley is cleared for contact. One of the nation's top NFL prospects at the position, though only a sophomore, might be re-reaching his stride this season just in time for a crucial SEC East Division game against rival Florida.
"Gurley practiced last week," UGA coach Mark Richt said. "He was in on non-contact situation, but he got a lot of work in."
Gurley (6-foot-2, 232 pounds) has averaged 112 yards per game this season, and still leads the Bulldogs in rushing despite going the entire month of October without a carry. A true sophomore, Gurley is ineligible for the 2014 NFL Draft.
As Gurley returns to the lineup, the son of a former Jacksonville Jaguars star prepares to break into it for the first time. UF running back Kelvin Taylor, son of ex-UF star and Jaguar Fred Taylor, looks to establish himself in an injury-riddled Gators backfield with his first career start.