Thursday, August 1, 2013

Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall still don't like being called "Gurshall"

"Were two people, dangit!"

At some point in the 2012 season, the Bulldog Nation decided to dub Georgia tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, "Gurshall." It was probably given to the tandem because it sounded like "Hershel," as in legendary UGA running back Hershel Walker. It's an understatement to say that the Gurley and Marshall, who are both looking to be noticed for their individual achievements, have made it public that they aren't too fond of the mashed-up name.

Thursday, Gurley and Marshall once again reiterated that they hated the "Gurshall" moniker.

"I never really liked the name," Gurley said Thursday. "I always said that, since it came up."

"Sometimes I'll be out somewhere and someone will be like: 'What's up Gurshall?'" Marshall said. "That's not my name."

The pair's opposition to "Gurshall" come with the understanding that it won't go away overnight, no matter how hard they or the UGA athletics media try to do so.  Marshall admits that he feels "like at this point it's inevitable I don't think it's ever gonna change."

Why such a dislike for the name It's probably due to wanting their individual achievements to be taken notice of. Both are on the Doak Walker Award watch list for best running back. Gurley is also on the Walter Camp Player of the Year AwardMaxwell Award, and the Heisman Trophy watch lists with UGA starting quarterback Aaron Murray.

(via The Macon Telegraph. HT: Saturday Down South)

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