Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect ESPN’s time period for the chosen running backs, which is from the BCS era (1998) until now.
ESPN’s Twitter account put out a list of the top 10 “Running Back U” schools on Saturday night.
Not surprisingly to UGA fans, the Bulldogs were not No. 1 on the list. Adding to the insult, Georgia was not listed anywhere on the list.
Say what? How can that happen?
The greatest college football player of all-time, running back Hershel Walker, is a product of UGA. He wouldn’t count in this ranking because it’s from the “BCS to CFP” era , but there were plenty of other running backs who excelled while wearing the red and black during that time: Nick Chubb, Todd Gurley, Sony Michel, and Knowshon Moreno, along with NFL prospect D’Andre Swift, among many others.
If you look below ESPN’s tweet, it got a lot of responses from disgruntled Georgia fans. What was ESPN thinking? Who knows?
ESPN is still on the bad side of many Georgia followers after it released a list of college football’s 150 all-time greatest players last January: Hershel Walker was edged out of the No. 1 spot by Jim Brown, who clearly was an NFL legend but never rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season at Syracuse.
If you had to pick the top four running backs while they played at UGA during the BCS to CFP era, who would they be? Please list below.
From the BCS to the CFP era, who's your No. 1 for Quarterback and Running Back U? pic.twitter.com/8tkWmVPKdv
— ESPN (@espn) April 11, 2020
— UGA Spike Squad (@UGASPIKESQUAD) April 12, 2020