Todd Gurley returns to practice

ATHENS, Ga. -- Todd Gurley was back at practice for No. 10 Georgia on Monday even though he hasn't been cleared to play.

Gurley remains on indefinite suspension while Georgia investigates possible violations of NCAA rules. He was held out of the Bulldogs' 34-0 win at Missouri on Saturday but was back for the practice in full pads.

"It looked good to see him out there," Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson said. "He was running hard, practicing hard and still supporting his teammates. We're ready for him to be cleared and get back out there."

Georgia fans also are eager to hear whether Gurley will be cleared to play in this week's game at Arkansas.

Georgia used its Twitter account Monday to tell fans, "We don't have a Gurley update at this time, nor a timetable. Bear with us."

William King, an attorney based in Birmingham, Alabama, confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that he is representing Gurley. King has an extensive background in NCAA compliance matters. He also represented former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in their eligibility cases.

King would not provide any details on the Gurley case.

It was clear Gurley, a Heisman candidate, had not been forgotten even as freshman tailback Nick Chubb filled the void against Missouri. Chubb had 38 carries, the most for any Georgia player since 2001, and had 143 yards rushing with a touchdown.

Georgia players held up three fingers after touchdowns and other big plays as their tribute to Gurley, who wears No. 3.

Even so, Wilson said the Bulldogs wanted to prove they could overcome Gurley's suspension.

"This is not a one-man team," Wilson said. "It's not all about Todd. ... Everybody is out there grinding. Todd is just going to help make us better, but we're not a one-man show."

Quarterback Hutson Mason, who completed 22 of 28 passes for 156 yards with a touchdown against Missouri, also said players were motivated to win without Gurley.

"Todd is a big part of our offense, and I know he is one of the best players in the country," Mason said after the game. "But we had a chip on our shoulder as far as we don't have Todd and everyone thinks that the world is falling apart.

"So we took it upon ourselves that we need to show everybody that there are 10 other guys on our offense that are making this thing go and 11 other guys on defense. It was a very big inspirational win, and a lot of emotions went into it."

Georgia might have more help for Chubb this week even if Gurley's suspension continues. Georgia coach Mark Richt said Sunday that he hopes tailback Keith Marshall can return this week after missing three games with a sprained ankle and sprained knee.

Richt said he hopes freshman tailback Sony Michel, out with a shoulder injury, can return for the Nov. 1 game against Florida.