"I played in our bowl game when I knew I was declaring for the NFL Draft as a junior. ...
"Why? Because we were supposed to play. Because our universities expected us to play. Because our scholarships required us to play. Because we gave our word to our families and to ourselves that, every time we were on the field, we were going to leave everything on it. And equally as importantly as all of those reasons, because our teammates depended on us to play, and we were not going to abandon our brothers."
Worley takes umbrage with coach Kirby Smart’s remarks where he says Texas just wanted the win more. Specifically, Worley makes reference to Smart suggesting players “hope they learn you better show up to play every game”:
"With all due respect, Coach, 'hope' isn't gonna get it done. You can't 'hope' they get it. You have to make them get it. That only happens with a no-exceptions culture that is either bought into, or players play somewhere else. You've seen it done. As Alabama's defensive coordinator, you have championship rings proving it can be done….with this generation of athletes. I mean no disrespect, but later for all that 'hope' stuff, bruh.
"I'm not a journalist. I'm a ticked-off member of 'Running Back U,' and the issue that concerns me is entitled apathy."
Worley is a former All-American tailback with the Bulldogs. He is one of nearly two dozen Bulldogs to rush (1988: 1,216 yards) for more than 1,000 yards in a season. His 89-yard run against Florida in 1985 — in a famous 24-3 upset of the nation’s No. 1 team — still stands as Georgia’s longest run.