Amid all the change, some familiar refrains in Athens

Logan Gray decided to give it another shot at quarterback. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Logan Gray decided to give it another shot at quarterback. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Whew, a lot to digest from the fount of information spewing out of the media briefings held this week at Butts-Mehre.

We learned who’s going to line up where on defense, at least initially, and that the DL will be anchored by the “nose,” not nose tackle or nose guard. The outside linebackers will be primarily pass rushers while the more athletic inside linebackers will have more pass coverage responsibilty.

We were told that in the new defensive scheme cornerbacks won’t be as much involved in run support as in the past (which led to Bryan Evans getting badly beaten time after time) and that new secondary coach Scott Lakatos is teaching his players completely different, NFL-style footwork from what Willie Martinez taught them. (Now if he can just get them to turn their heads to see where the ball is.)

We found out who’ll be coaching what on special teams, including that kickoff coverage — the area in which the Dogs most drastically need  improvement — will be handled by Warren Belin, whose Vandy kick coverage team ranked second in the SEC and 29th nationally last year. (UGA was last in the conference and 117th nationally.)

And we learned that Mark Richt has been open to suggestions from his new staff members, resulting in a reworking of the practice and meetings schedule, but that he still doesn’t think there’s any change needed in Georgia’s strength and conditioning program.

Speaking of which, this year’s mat drills supposedly have been the toughest ever but more A grades than ever are being given. The boys are really getting after it, Richt says. The team is really into it this offseason. There’s a lot of excitement. They’re working harder than ever, harder even than last year when we were told they were really into it and excited and working harder than ever.

Though now we’re hearing that not everyone was working all that hard, at least according to A.J. Green, who said “we thought things were just going to be handed to us and didn’t work as hard as we should.”

Well, that sounds familiar, too. Wasn’t that supposedly the reason the 2008 team didn’t handle its preseason No. 1 ranking all that well?

Should Logan Gray have been allowed to decide he wants to stay at quarterback?

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Anyway, one other familiar thing we heard out of Athens this week was Mike Bobo talking about the quarterback competition and why Logan Gray is still in it despite having talked with coaches late last season about switching to wide receiver or secondary.

Said Bobo: “The thing about this kid is, all he’s ever wanted to do is help Georgia and play and compete. And that’s what he wants to do this spring at quarterback.”

Which sounds way too close to what we heard in the past about Joe Tereshinski and Joe Cox to suit some folks, including former Georgia football player Ben Dukes, who blogs at The Dawg’s View.

Says Dukes: “You know what? When I was at Georgia, all I ever wanted to do was help my team win … and the coaches decided THAT would be best accomplished by keeping me on the sidelines. I don’t disagree. I wasn’t the biggest, strongest or fastest player … but I had a great deal of heart. My grit and determination earned me the respect of my peers, sparse playing time, a Varsity Letter, and a pair of awards. THAT’S ALL. NEVER would you have heard Jim Donnan say, ‘We’re gonna start Dukes at defensive end because all he’s ever wanted was to help this team.’”

Dukes says the QB competition should be about who has the tools to lead Georgia to an SEC championship. “It shouldn’t be about who has the most time in the system. It shouldn’t be about who ‘really wants to help the University of Georgia’.”

He raises an interesting question. Bobo’s comments have strongly indicated, though he won’t come right out and say it, that Gray stands a much better chance of playing at some position other than QB. And yet the coaching staff has let the player decide where he will spend spring practice. Which means if and when he eventually moves elsewhere, he will have missed a spring learning that position. It also means a bunch of reps in practice with the first-team offense will have been wasted — reps that could have gone to the eventual starter and his backup.

On the other hand, there are valid arguments that there’s value in having the only quarterback on the team who’s taken snaps in a real game participating in the spring QB competition, and that having to beat out Gray will make Aaron Murray or Zach Mettenberger a better signal-caller.

What do you think? Should the coaches have let Gray decide where he’ll play this spring or simply told him where they want him? Is letting him compete for the starting QB job the best use of what we’re told are his considerable athletic abilities? Should being a loyal Dog with several years in the program trump superior but inexperienced talent when Georgia chooses a starter at any position?

Feel free to vote in the poll, comment or have it both ways.

114 comments Add your comment

Eric

February 27th, 2010
11:42 am

First! Coaches should decide.

Not Saint Simons

February 27th, 2010
11:43 am

30-24 hahahahahahaha

qb

February 27th, 2010
11:44 am

don’t know about you guys but I am getting a little pumped up

Top Dawg

February 27th, 2010
11:49 am

I do think to a certain extent that Logan should have some say in where plays, it is HIS college career and he’s also said that if he can tell it’s not working out he’d move to another spot. I think he’ll be honest with himself about where he stands, it really is the best thing for him and the team if approaches it that way. Let’s not forget also, he was the best qb in the G-day game last year. So if I were CMR I’d give him the spring to see where he’s at and go from there.

PHIL

February 27th, 2010
12:05 pm

It’s this kids life, he was recruited to play QB, if he isn’t as good as the others, as it apparently seems, then it was HIS decision and he’ll have no regrets. I respect the coaches we have now far more than Donnan or some blogger who didn’t play much more than a fan in the stands plays. I also think it would be scary to have no QB’s who had even played in a game.

But as far as him playing elsewhere, IMO, there are fewer players and less talent in front of him at WR or DB than there are at QB. It was my opinion that Da’Rick would not get to play for two years so Logan sure isn’t going to go to the front of the WR line no matter how many spring reps he gets. He isn’t going to play corner or safety either. He’s just a good, talented kid who happens to be in a deep talent pool. Let him play where he wants to.

PHIL

February 27th, 2010
12:06 pm

Sorry, that didn’t come out right. I meant to say there are fewer and less talented players at QB than WR and AB. :(

Cuz

February 27th, 2010
12:07 pm

If Logan beats out Mett and Murray for the starting job, we will have to endure “FIRE MARK RICHT!”, “FIRE MIKE BOBO!” all season long. I love Logan’s attitude, I just don’t think he can convincingly beat out the M&M’s.

PHIL

February 27th, 2010
12:07 pm

cuss……………………. DB not AB. Guess it’s gonna be a long day…………………

11Dawg

February 27th, 2010
12:21 pm

I would personally love to see Logan Gray step it up and win the starting job. Dual threat quarterbacks are exciting to watch. But if he ain’t the best we got, I sure as hell don’t want him starting behind center.

Valdosta Dawg

February 27th, 2010
12:22 pm

I agree with Ben Dukes, well put!

Dawg Tired

February 27th, 2010
12:23 pm

I have trouble believing Logan can be objective about his own abilities. What I do know is that the coaches did not have enough confidence in those abilities to give him a fair shot at playing last season. Are our two hot-shot freshmen QBs who are competing for the job so bad that the coaches actually think Logan might win the position? Can this possibly be a good sign?

I guess it is possible that the coaches are simply deferring to his wishes. Is this because that is actually their philosophy, or is it because they don’t think he can really help us at another position either. Either way seems problematic. If he was not good enough last year to play when Joe struggled, how can he possibly be good enough to start at QB and have us in the hunt for the SEC East title? Plus, as another poster said, if he is not the answer at QB, why have him deprive Aaron or Zach of much needed reps? Obviously we must get at least one QB, preferably two, ready to be full speed by game one of the upcoming season. Anything that slows that process should not even be considered. Coach Bobo seems to understand the urgency involved, but I am having difficulty understanding how Logan fits in at QB, based upon both Coach Richt’s and Coach Bobo’s unwillingness last year to give him any meaningful opportunity during a season where we were obviously struggling big time.

Therefore, it seems reasonably clear to me that Logan should be moved to another position, even if that is not what he wants. However, I obviously am not privy to all the information available to the coaching staff. I always assume the folks getting paid the big bucks to make the decisions know better than I on such matters, at least until they show me other wise. So I will sit back and see how this plays out. I just hope this does not have a negative impact on the development of Aaron and Zack.

Bill King is a ........

February 27th, 2010
12:38 pm

“It’s a whole lot different, especially with the footwork that Coach (Scott) Lakatos is teaching us,” Rambo said of working with his new defensive backs coach. “Most of the people in the NFL run the same thing as Coach Lakatos is teaching us. It’s a whole different footwork thing from Coach Martinez.”

And not to bash Willie Martinez, but here’s how Branden Smith discussed learning that new footwork:

“Backpedaling, coming out of the breaks, turning – those are different,” Smith said. “The footwork that Coach Lakatos is teaching us right now, I’ve done it in high school, so it’s nothing new and it’s easier to learn.”

Good enough for high school and the NFL. Easier to learn. One day, somebody will explain to me what was going on with the defensive staff over the past three seasons.

Dawg 39

February 27th, 2010
12:59 pm

Logan will not be a QB next fall unless he shows that he can run a”Wild Dawg” type of offense and the coaches are for using a change of pace O in some situations. Actually that sounds pretty good to me. How about the 2 FR. at QB with logan & Hudson Mason concentrating on a “Wild Dawg”
change of pace offense? Could provide some problems for the opp. DC. ?.

OEJ

February 27th, 2010
1:42 pm

I respect his determination, Gray is a good athlete, and I just dont see him as a college QB. The coaches are obviously being too nice. Yes he deserves a chance, but he’s not the right QB for UGA. If he wants to help, he woluld feel comortable playing elsewhere on the field. We need a more complete quarterback and Logan Gray is more mobile than he is an accurate passer. Whatever happans happens, im just getting tired of the special treatment, when sometimes its obvious that other players are better.

Buckhead Bulldog

February 27th, 2010
1:53 pm

Come on Bill-

That is pretty uncool to call out Bryan Evans on a blog that is read by many people. I know this is a “blog” but the “blog” is also on the website of the biggest paper in the S.E.. We (UGA fans) all know our DBs and corners got burned pretty bad many times last year, but to call Mr. Evans out specifically on your Dawg Blawg, is, well, kind of tasteless.

I like most of your stuff Mr. King, but calling out these young men, who are trying their best, just doesn’t seem too kosher. Maybe, it is just me but I think it would be more prudent to keep it general when you are taking a swipe at some bad play. For some reason, you felt compelled to take a dig on Bryan. I’m sure it was/is Mr. Evans’ dream in HS/college to be a corner for the Dogs. I highly doubt he wants to let the Bulldog Nation down. Maybe, the defensive scheme sucked so bad it was always putting Bryan, and the other fellas in a bad position?

Slam a PAID coach but not these young men who strap on the Red and Black with pride, please.

Anyway, keep up the good work on what is going on in camp, Bill.

76-Dawg

February 27th, 2010
1:54 pm

Logan Gray should not be allowed to compete at QB. If he was good enough to be a QB in the SEC CMR would have certainly given him a chance last year when Georgia had to settle for the worst QB to play at GA in the last 20 years. Mettenberger wasn’t ready because his foot work was so bad in a Pro style offense and Murray had tendinitis in his shoulder and couldn’t play. I would play both Mettenberger and Murray until one showed he was a lot better fit for GA offense. Mason needs to learn the play book and should be considered if the other two fall on their face.

Echo Chamber

February 27th, 2010
2:12 pm

Sounds like despite the changes made after last season, there are still a lot of unresolved issues with the team. I don’t know for sure, but reading between the lines it sounds like it’s a lot of the same talk coming from the people left over from last year. Will it lead to similar results? We’ll see. Personally, I like hearing Grantham’s perspective and if Bobo doesn’t make some substantial improvements, Richt should start looking for a new OC. If not, well……..

I’m sure there are plenty of excuses to hide behind.

Wild "Dud"

February 27th, 2010
2:23 pm

Is anyone else tired of hearing about Wild Dawg, Wild Hawg, Wild Eagle, Wild Rebel, Wild WHATEVER?

You know who I don’t recall running a Wild “Insert Mascot Here”? ALABAMA, the NCs. Maybe they had a play or two, but I never saw one.

How about this? How about play some smash mouth, power football and blow some teams off the line? Historically, that’s worked well in the SEC and what works in the SEC tends to win NCs.

Good day, sirs!

Since Vince

February 27th, 2010
3:20 pm

Too bad this Kid was thrown into the Florida game and promptly threw Mr. Spikes a TD. Lets face Logan Gray isn’t the calibre as that Texas QB who has to come in for an injured Colt McCoy. CMR and Boo BOO has wasted this kids talent just like many others…….

FL Dawg

February 27th, 2010
4:28 pm

I think you need to go three deep at the QB position. Mason could use a redshirt. Let Gray, Mett and Murray decide it on the field. If Logan wants to be a QB give him a shot. Just play the best on Saturday.

Dawggie

February 27th, 2010
5:26 pm

76- Check the stats on QB’s in the SEC last year again. Cox might not have been the best but his stats stand up well.

If CMR holds true to form in regards to position change (Tripp, Samuel, Williams etc..) then he has always approached the players to discuss changes. So if he sat in Logans home and recruited him as a QB then why wouldn’t LG expect to be a QB at UGA? He was a high level prospect, why shouldn’t he be given a shot?

Personally, I think UGA is better off with either Mett or Murray but wht do I know? Hell, Christian Lemay very well may be our QB in 2011 anyway!

One thing is undeniable though, the entire Dawgnation is fired up about seeing our Defense this year. Not sure I can ever recall a time in my lifetime when we have been more excited to see our D rather than the O.

I am a dawg and I hate all Vols, Gators and Yellowjackets! (damn proud of it too!)

AltamahaDawg

February 27th, 2010
6:07 pm

I sure hope we improve that SEC #1 on touchbacks mark and the whole 4 yards it would have taken in in average last year. Although if we do, the daily reference to it in here might start to look a bit obsessive.

AltamahaDawg

February 27th, 2010
6:10 pm

Buckhead I sort of read Bill as defending Evans in that comment. Of cource it took an obligatory Blame Willie to do it, but he’s fair game.

AltamahaDawg

February 27th, 2010
6:28 pm

BTW you might want to check the SEC official stats, UGA was NOT last, it was 8th in the league in KO yardage.

Buckhead Bulldog

February 27th, 2010
8:41 pm

Yeah…..I read that again, and you are right, AltamahaDawg. Sorry Bill! Just sensitive to these young guys who sweat and bleed for UGA. In order for these guys to get to a Div I school such as UGA, UF, UT, GT, UA etc, they had to work their azzes off. I hope the coaching staff will let them shine as the great athletes that are……Go Dogs!

Buckhead Bulldog

February 27th, 2010
8:45 pm

the great athletes that THEY are

Getting snaps...

February 27th, 2010
9:14 pm

Logan had a good G-day last year, however keep in mind that they couldn’t hit the QB. There were at least 5 occasions when Cox could have been sacked, but completed some plays because he wasn’t touched. Same thing with Gray, when he quit looking down field and took off running, they could have lit him up big time. I just don’t think they worked with Gray, I wasn’t there, however the things he does looks like HS stuff where he thinks he can outrun everyone, well not in college. That running should have been coached out of him long ago. It does sounds like they have been coaching Met up, if you believe the press clippings, so it’s a wonder how Gray was allowed to hold on to these bad tenancies. They could have Gray ready if they really work with to hang in the pocket, step up, and keep his eyes down field. Trusting him to field punts says a lot about his athletic abilities and the confidence the coaches have in his hand eye coordination.
I guess if he wants to give it another shot what harm can it do, but if things don’t turn out the way he wants, then he really hurt his chances to get on the field yet again this year.

Bright Idea

February 27th, 2010
9:28 pm

NOT to have 3 QBs prepared would be dangerous. Gray to WR leaves only 2, right?

NC Dawg

February 27th, 2010
9:38 pm

Never played or coached a down but I think, as applies across the board in organizations, that coaches should decide the best players for the position. I think it must be in their job descriptions.

DawginOH

February 27th, 2010
10:44 pm

Logan should have every chance to compete for the starting job, but the the ultimate decision should be left up to the coaches. If one of the redshirts ends up having a better spring, we should expect to see him at another position. It would be a shame to waste such fine athletic talent. Can’t wait for G Day!

south

February 27th, 2010
11:11 pm

This is a coaches decision…the decision was to let him make the choice.

My guess is, he doesn’t have a chance to start at any other position, but maybe contribute some, so, what’s the harm. It can only be good to have a healthy competion for QB during the Spring.

jack bull

February 27th, 2010
11:17 pm

uh, he was a pretty highly touted QB coming out of HS and that’s the position he was recruited here to play. I personally don’t think he will be our starting QB

JedBurlwood

February 28th, 2010
12:05 am

Buckhead, I agree with your original post. Bill King needs to lay off Evans. If this were the first time, I’d be inclined to agree with Altahama about the intent, but Bill King has made a point of singling out Evans time and time again all year long. Evans gave 4 years of loyalty and solid effort. Now, he’s moving on. Bill, I for one, would appreciate it if you did the same.

DC

February 28th, 2010
12:44 am

Please, David Green was a freshman and was terrific for his entire career at UGA. Murray spent an entire season learning and practicing as did Mett and Logan has little experience just like Cox, and we all know how that turned out.

I literally could not stand another season with a good guy who deserves his shot to lead the offense when it is very clear we have two potentially great QBs in Murray and Mett–let them fight it out and give them the reps they need to get ready — please, please do not waste the last year of AJ Green, M. Brown and Charles — Murray has all the talent in the world throwing the football and can scramble to create plays –he is the real deal — Mett might surprise us, but he is a drop back QB — Murray is the man –let’s get on with it and get him ready so maybe we could win some big games for a change. Murray should have played last year-period–Coach Richt and Bobo made a mistake last year going with Cox – let’s not make the same mistake again Coach! Let Logan, a good athlete work at receiver and give him a chance to contribute there with his hands and speed —

This is a crucial year for the Dawgs to get back in contention for the SEC — right now we have lost the respect we once had as a first tier program — let not mess around — get an agressive defense going and give the reins to Murray to lead the offense–he is a natural.

DC

scrapdawg

February 28th, 2010
12:56 am

Hey wild”dud”, did you watch bama play? in the 4th, that is all they ran all year, Ingram lined up in shotgun. I don’t think they called it anything silly like “wild tide” but it was very effective and probably won Ingram the Heisman! All that being said, put Ealy for “wild dawg” not a little QB/WR/KR. BTW, Murray will be the starter, book it.

76- Dawg

February 28th, 2010
2:31 am

Dawggie, I think you will find out that if CMR was going to play Gray at QB it would have been last year. If Green, Charles and the rest of the receivers had not been making great catches Cox wouldn’t have completed a lot of the passes, he got credit for. The only reason a lot of the catches were made was because of Green and Charles, probably both future 1st round draft picks. I agree the new Defense is very exciting. If this works all of the SEC schools will be going to the Pro look. It could be very bad news for the rest of college football having to amagine the SEC harder than it already is.I believe Alabama already runs this defense, does anyone know? Also, only great schools would have the depth to try a 3-4. When I was at GA in the mid 70’s the only thing we really were consistantly proud of was the Jung yard dogs. Outside of the Herschel Walker years Ga. hasn’t really had a national competive offense until Mark Richt became head coach. If Bobo makes some of the same bone head calls as he did last year it may be time to realize his limitations and change that too or CMR handle the offense himself, not many offensive coordinators can match MR’s record when he was at Florida State.

BuLLdawg

February 28th, 2010
5:07 am

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Dawg Tired

February 27th, 2010 10:33 am

“I’m amazed at the folks who know more about football than Coach Richt and Coach Bobo. I can tell you that these guys do know what they’re doing, and they are doing it in the toughest football conference in America and have done it well, appearing in the SEC Championship game on a regular basis.”

END B.S.

B.S. which Dawg Tired contradicts, himself, above in this blog.

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Is that why Coach Richt and Mike Bobo are :

1-3 vs Florida the last 4 years
1-3 vs the vols the last 4 years
2-2 vs Kentucky the last 4 years

Start Caleb King 4.8 ypc not Washaun Ealey 5.8 ypc

Started Aron White until 12th game of 13-game season because White made 3 catches all of his freshman year, while Orson Charles had 23 catches his freshman year.

Can you remind me please the folks who have lined up trying to hire away Coach Richt or Mike Bobo ? Oh, no one, I see.

Which one was the genius who had Aaron Murray throw his arm out before last season, setting him back another year, after his injury coming into college of a broken leg.

10-10 vs SEC East alone the last 4 years

2 passes thrown to Branden Smith all season long last year

2 passes thrown to Marlon Brown all season long last year

14 rushes Moreno per game vs Alabama Georgia tek and Florida 2008

# 56 nation # 5 SEC Rushing Offense with Knowshon Moreno 2008

# 84 nation # 8 SEC Passing Offense with Matthew Stafford 2007

Redshirted Washaun Ealey until 3rd Quarter 5th game 2009

Redshirted Knowshon Moreno so we saw him only 2 years, gone.

Joe Tereshinski III Starter 2006, Joe Cox # 2, Stafford 3rd Depth Chart

TommyP

February 28th, 2010
8:32 am

So now we have to listen to guys that played during the Donnan era tell Richt how to do his job?

Please…Gray NEEDS to stay at QB. Let’s say Murray wins the starter’s job and does so easily over Mettenberger. What if Gray looks better than Mett? Shouldn’t he be the backup? Don’t you NEED a quality backup QB in the SEC?

I like Logan as our #2 QB.

His athleticism and supposed ability to move to another position is so overrated. He’s fast….for a QB. He’s not beating anyone else out of playing time at another skill position.

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9:04 am

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poopdawg

February 28th, 2010
9:11 am

Didn’t the coaches decide to play Stafford during his freshman year ahead of some guys that had been there longer? Don’t act like the Cox decicion last year has been the way Richt always works or will continue to work.

Topp Dogg

February 28th, 2010
9:12 am

This room is full of armchair coaches and QBs , but most couldnt find a rat turd in a bowl of rice.

17 of 20

February 28th, 2010
9:17 am

I like the Georgia coach and hope he stays at Georgia for a long time.

atl-xmen

February 28th, 2010
9:26 am

again “bulldawg the auburn fan” shows that he has never played a down of high school football by his useless stats.

mark richt will do the right thing in this situation. give logan a chance to compete. if logan thinks he is good enough to start over the red shirt freshmen, then he will have his chance to prove it. joe cox was better than all those guys last year and others in the sec. joe did great with what he had to work with. underclassmen in the back field missing key blocks, a line that was not fully put together until the end of the year. no running game thus no play action, that would have helped open some receivers up and would have gave jow more time to throw. i wouldnt expect “bulldawgs the auburn fan” to know this or anyone else that hasnt played football above a high school level.

mark richt is the coach for a reason..he knows football and know what it takes to win.

ChuckWDawg

February 28th, 2010
9:32 am

The bottom line is that you always want to have three game ready quarterbacks. Certainly, Gray could perhaps move to WR and slide back to QB in an emergency. But any good team should have three QB’s in the rotation and having good competition only helps. Gray was recruited as a quarterback and is needed there. Who’s to say that if he moved to WR it would turn out well? I’m sure if the coaches were adamant about moving him to WR they would do that and Gray would oblige.

To me Bill isn’t bashing Evans here. He’s pointing out that schemes and practice methods that likely contributed to Evans’ issues. Blind loyalty is the same as having no expectations. If these young men are going to compete at such a high level and embrace the mass public accolades that come with victory they should understand criticism when it is deserved. Fans aren’t smarter when they are cheering victory than when they are criticizing defeat.

atl-xmen

February 28th, 2010
9:33 am

all these guys get plenty of reps so no worries about wasting any reps on letting gray compete for the job. i think murray will beat out logan but the right thing to do here is let logan try and beat him out. it will only make murray better and focus more on being a better qb. same for metts if he wants to beat out logan for the 2nd qb spot.

atl-xmen

February 28th, 2010
9:41 am

since vince..that qb that came in for mcoy threw like 5 ints and looked scared out there..he settled down a bit at the end of the game but lets face it..texas loses that game with or without mccoy..ala was the better team. but that freshmen qb at texas is no better than logan. infact i would bet logan is way better right now. that guy got lucky that colt was hurt where as logan hasnt had that type of luck. uga qbs usually stay pretty healthy thank goodness.

John McEachern

February 28th, 2010
10:24 am

when i am employed by a system, i usually am put into the role best suited for the system.

PaulPaul

February 28th, 2010
10:28 am

Aaron Murray will be the Bulldogs QB. Too much talent and football knowledge to lose out to either one of the others. Urban Meyer wanted this young man very badly and despite what we Bulldogs think of him he is a great coach and evaluator of talent. This young man also has the non measurable qualities of leadership, poise and toughness. SEC equals tough football and he should be up to the challenge. Last year would have been a waste to play him. As tough as he is he was hurt and the defenses would have zeroed in on him.
I hear a lot criticism for not playing Ealey sooner but by his own admission he had trouble blocking and learning the plays. King was playing with a broken jaw. Did anyone notice how much better he got after not having to eat through through a “sippee straw”. He looked bigger and faster by the end of the season after getting over the injury. These two are keys to keeping the pressure off the QB. Our line should be more solidified also.
With the right attitude and this team seems to have it we should win 9 to 10 games next year.
Mark this post- Murray will be the starting QB.

BuLLdawg

February 28th, 2010
10:54 am

atl-xmen is that YOU ?

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atl-xmen

February 15th, 2010 12:50 pm

“joe cox arm was fine. joe played fine last year. should have been 10-3 if not for a blown call by the ref in the lsu game and a mess up by a truefreshmen running back on the goalline in the ky game. not bad at all.”

Oh yeah. Joe Cox was freaking great.

1eyedJack

February 28th, 2010
11:04 am

If the coaches approached Gray about switching positions then it is apparent that they have no confidence he will win the job.

But you need 3 QBs for practice. So Logan figures out he will not win the position and switches to WR for the fall camp when Hutson Mason will be there to run the scout team.