Every Georgia fan on Twitter seemed to erupt in celebration with the news that Georgia had applied (well, at least they had at the time of writing since it was 4 hours ago) to the NCAA to get Todd Gurley out of playing purgatory and restated to the team.

According to a release from Georgia, the University said that it “plans to file the necessary paperwork with the NCAA later today.”

Seth Emerson, a writer from the Macon Telegraph and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer wrote that theThe NCAA and UGA have been working together on Gurley’s situation, so UGA’s request seems almost assured of being approved.”

There seems to be no question that Gurley took cash. Gurley’s own statement – although probably written by the lawyer that UGA hired to ensure that their Heisman candidate would at least return before the end of the season – said: “I want to thank the University, coaches, teammates, and the Bulldog Nation for their patience and support. I take full responsibility for the mistakes I made, and I can’t thank the University, my coaches, and teammates enough for supporting me throughout this process.  I’m looking forward to getting back on the field with my teammates.” If the line talking about ‘full responsibility’ isn’t a ‘mea culpa’, we don’t know what is.

If Emerson is correct and that Georgia worked with the NCAA on this issue, then Bulldogs are going to be happy at getting their Gurley back. But when? UGA’s biggest date of the season isn’t Florida in two weeks’ time. Sure, it’ll be great to have a 3.30pm kick-off with the nonsensical rubbish of Verne and Gary telling us some hidden truths from the anus of the Aflac Trivia Duck, but we think that Florida’s offense is so goddawful that Georgia could probably scrape together 21 points and beat the Gators.

Georgia’s biggest date is with Auburn on November 15th. Sanford Stadium will be absolutely rocking to the point of explosion. We have a feeling Gurley comes back then. Two games for the NCAA doesn’t feel enough.

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