Should Georgia skip signing a quarterback in 2012?

An interesting question has been raised by Gentry Estes over at Dawgs 247, which has reported that Georgia does not plan on signing a quarterback in its 2012 recruiting class.

If that’s the case, it would be a little unusual, as most schools feel it’s prudent to sign a quarterback every year. After all, more than one QB can get hurt in one season (just ask Ray Goff).

Estes, who thinks the decision not to sign a QB in 2012 makes sense, points out Georgia has a talented young quarterbacking corps led by redshirt-sophomore Aaron Murray backed by true soph Hutson Mason and true freshman Christian LeMay, that there will be plenty of QBs to choose from in the 2013 class, and that space is limited in UGA’s 2012 class.

And, of course, there’s also incoming signee Nick Marshall, who was a quarterback in high school, though he plans to play defense at UGA. An emergency spare, you might say.

So Georgia looks stocked for the next three or four years, especially when you consider that one of the backups is likely to redshirt unless needed this season.

But that in itself could be a sensitive issue. When asked by Bulldogs Blog recently about whether he might redshirt, Mason called it a “sticky situation” and said, “I’ll evaluate myself and my situation when it comes to that time. … I haven’t thought about it much because I don’t want to make an impulsive decision right here and say I wish I did [redshirt]. It would probably be something I would have to sit down and think about what’s best for my future. I don’t want to say yea or nay right now.”

And there’s always the chance one of the backups could get antsy waiting behind Murray and decide to transfer. There’s already been some speculation that, with LeMay considered the heir apparent, Mason might eventually consider transferring. Go a year without signing one, then lose a QB to transfer and the Dogs suddenly could be thin at the position again.

What do you think? Should Georgia skip signing a quarterback in next year’s class, or is it always a good idea to add one more?

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248 comments Add your comment

SBC Pastor

May 5th, 2011
10:52 am

I think it makes sense, this year, to not sign one. We have bigger issues at the moment.

Shannon in Athens

May 5th, 2011
10:53 am

Always sign a QB if one wants to come here. Period. As long as he’s a 4 star or a solid 3 star, or even a JUCO who is only good enough to be a dependable backup. Always sign one.

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
10:54 am

You might not sign a true QB but you better be signing athletes who have either played QB or could play. Injuries and transfers happen. They must really be sold on Lemay.

Greg

May 5th, 2011
10:56 am

Simple deal is play all 3. Let them get on the field in some capacity at QB with significant reps. Let the best one become the #1 QB until he messes up, then go with the #2. Only way to get in trouble is if Richt keeps doing what he’s done last 2 years, all reps to No. 1 QB.

If a QB transfers, then you have to sign another QB. I’d grab one from JUCO that’s at least battle tested.

Slick Billy

May 5th, 2011
10:58 am

Probably just a ploy to try and keep Mason & Lemay from transferring. Richt loves Murray, no one else will start for 3 more years, but Richt has to keep a back up there, in case of injury. Barring injury, no one but Murray will start for georgia for 3 years.

Bill King

May 5th, 2011
11:01 am

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lawdawg

May 5th, 2011
11:05 am

Christian LeMay should be asking to redshirt this year. Then he’d at least get two years to start after Murray leaves (assuming Murray stays his senior year, which my gut tells me he will). If he plays this year and doesn’t redshirt next year, he’s stuck with one year max. Of course, I’m assuming that LeMay won’t beat out Murray before Murray graduates, but that’s a pretty safe assumption given Murray’s RFr performance and Mark Richt’s relative affinity for experience at QB.

Still@theBAR

May 5th, 2011
11:06 am

Hutson Mason will be gone if he doesn’t get a lot of playing time this year. Why would he need to stay if he really thinks he can be a starting QB?

It's Time For A Change

May 5th, 2011
11:07 am

I think the focus needs to be on recruiting Defense, Offensive Line and RB’s. I’m OK with not recruiting a QB this year as long as they grab at least 2 in 2013. Bigger issues other than QB for the DAWGS for the immediate future with the O Line and RB’s being the biggest. Just my 2 cents…..

Greg

May 5th, 2011
11:10 am

Mason will transfer soon if he doesn’t think he’ll get significant playing time this year. And you can’t blame him he holds all the records in the state for passing. Threw 5 td’s over Spring, Murray threw 4.

NCDawg

May 5th, 2011
11:11 am

They’ve offered Gunner Kiel. They may not have a chance at him, but if you can get him GET him (top ranked QB, best QB name ever!). They’re next QB offer is way down the charts. Don’t think a mid-tier QB helps much.

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
11:12 am

Shutup Greg and quit spewing your same retarded babble under 40 different screen names.

ARdawg

May 5th, 2011
11:14 am

Bill, really?In my opinion there is much to write about in this space and this is what we get? I can go along with the hypotheticals but this is really, really hypothetical and irreverent. No, they should not recruit a QB next year unless one just steps up and over whelms them.

SSIgator

May 5th, 2011
11:15 am

They better sign one. Who knows where the ACC Police arrest net will land in the next year.

Charlie Hayes

May 5th, 2011
11:15 am

Yes. It makes perfect sense to skip recruting a QB for the 2012 class. Lambert (Jesup, GA) would be the only QB that UGA should target, however he is not going to come to UGA and sit for three years to play. Lambert will go to UF or FSU and get some playing time within his first two years. I feel UGA needs to focus on a key receiver for the rebuild. If you read the tea leaves at UGA, Marlon Brown will be the man this year. However, we will lose T-King this year to graduation. Thus, UGA needs a sure-handed go-to receiver in the 2012 class to step-in and play. I do not feel that Jason Croom will be playmaker at UGA. UGA needs to find a way to get Dorial Green-Beckham or Jaquay Williams to commit (really big guys with some amazing ball hawking skills). Focus on a big-time receiver!!!

Greg

May 5th, 2011
11:15 am

I’m not sure Lemay will be willing to red shirt, he was the #1 ranked high school player in 2010. Spring Lemay was 5 for 8, 2 td’s, 0 int’s. Those are not numbers that warrant getting benched or red shirted. I doubt Lemay would ever agree to sit on the bench, when he could get 12 games of experience in JUCO, demonstrate his leadership and pose, and like Cam Newton, grab a #1 starting position at any school after that. Playing right away is better than waiting 3 years behind Murray.

Likely Richt will try and drag out the decision to inform Lemay that he’s going to be red shirted until right before the season starts, trying to prevent a transfer.

Same with Mason. Richt won’t likely name Murray as the starter until the week before game 1, for fear of losing Mason via transfer.

dawg85

May 5th, 2011
11:20 am

Barring injury they’ll redshirt LeMay this year. Mason’s looked pretty good in the spring game although he did make some bad decisions. I like the way he stood in the pocket and went through his reads, but as long as AM stays healthy it won’t be much of an issue. Neither LeMay nor Mason is anywhere close to Murray yet.

Greg

May 5th, 2011
11:22 am

For the Murray/Mason/Lemay trio to stay in tact, Richt will have to convince Lemay he’s not as good as Murray this year and needs to red shirt. That won’t go over well. Or Richt can’t try it with Mason, Mason won’t like hearing that either. Richt will also have to convince Mason or Lemay, that they’ll get significant reps, when he has not done that in 2 years with his QB, so don’t know if they’ll fall forthat or not.

Both Mason & Lemay think they can outgun Murray, who, let’s face it, Murray played good against teams with losing records (19 td’s), and played poorly against teams with winning records (5 td’s). 6-1 against teams with losing records (lost to Colorado), 0-6 against teams with losing records.

Greg

May 5th, 2011
11:25 am

I think it will be very hard to keep this QB trio in tact before the season starts, 1 or more will likely transfer.

3’s a crowd.

Valley Vince

May 5th, 2011
11:31 am

I agree.

I think Mason or Lemay transfers, maybe both, it’s a delicate situation when you recruit too many top players at one position, and you have a policy/history of generally only giving one Quarterback significant touches.

If this was Urban Meyer, the line would be more plausible, but Richt, Richt has no cred when it comes to playing two quarterbacks equally. He’s never done it. Richt even has a histroy of saying with a QB, regardless of how poorly the QB plays (Cox???)

Athens= God's Country

May 5th, 2011
11:33 am

Greg

Practice? We talking bout Practice? Come on man. Practice?

Everyone on here knows you are a Troll. Please go hide under your bridge. Redshirts are not decided until about the 6th game, also.

How many damn times does someone have to tell you that LeMay will most likely redshirt BECAUSE HE DOESN’T KNOW THE DAMN PLAYBOOK.

So go ahead and keep talkin’ bout PRACTICE.

Athens= God's Country

May 5th, 2011
11:35 am

Valley Vince/ Greg

See David Greene/DJ Shockley

Go away TROLL.

Athens= God's Country

May 5th, 2011
11:37 am

Of course that Stafford/Cox tandem would have been awesome to watch.

Moron

FleaDawg

May 5th, 2011
11:38 am

I agree that Lemay is a very talented QB and that mason could start for several SEC schools, but by no means is Mason or LeMay a threat to take Murray’s job except for injury and both of these kids know that. Richt will not be waiting around as if he has a starting QB decision to make. I believe that LeMay will and should agree to a redshirt and be able to start for two years once Murray has moved on to the NFL.

As for signing a big time 5* QB this year, I do not see it happening. These 5* players want to come in and play right away and there is not one out there that can come in and beat out Murray or LeMay. I believe that we can sign a kid the caliber of Lambert which is a high 4*, but he is a local kid that has some love for the instate school and that is why we even have a chance with him. I believe that the greater effort will be made in 2013, when there will be three or more highly ranked QB’s right in Georgia. The staff has really been following these kids and evaluating them for a while.

Valley Vince

May 5th, 2011
11:48 am

Anyone who thinks the #1 recruit in the country (Lemay) is excited about sitting on the bench for a year, is out of touch. Lemay was #1 ranked by ESPN 2 years ago as Jr. A junior. Lemay will not redshirt, he’s not a bench sitter. Murray, it’s not like Murray’s a clutch qb or something, Murray’s never even beat a winning team.

Valley Vince

May 5th, 2011
11:48 am

Murray should be willign to red shirt in order to let Lemay develop.

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
11:50 am

TROLL ALERT

VALLEY VINCE=GREG

He will spew non stop about Murray.

I can’t wait for 2011 season when he shuts your piehole

Newman

May 5th, 2011
11:51 am

The players decide if they redshirt? REALLY?

Wonderful-Ohio-On-The-Gulf 'Dog

May 5th, 2011
11:53 am

Nick Marshall out of Wilcox County was highly regarded as a high school quarterback. He’d be in the mix if the unthinkable happens.

I believe both LeMay and Mason stay put regardless.

As agressively as Murray plays sometimes, it’s not at all inconceivable that the Number Two moves up to Number One on a moment’s notice.

Coach Richt has coached Heisman-winning quarterbacks, plural. Not too many places to which LeMay or Mason could transfer have coaches who can make a similiar boast.

Ken

May 5th, 2011
11:55 am

The knockl on Mark Richt is he plays favorites at QB. Mettenberger transferred, so did Gray.

Richt ain’t like Spurrier, that’s for sure.

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
11:56 am

Why is my comment “awaiting moderation”?

I can’t speak the truth?????????

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
11:57 am

Greg=Valley vince=Ken

All TROLLS, all the same poster.

Can’t you MODERATE THAT BILL??????????????

Saban

May 5th, 2011
11:58 am

Who Cares.

Another season of beatdowns and Richt throwing his purse at opponents.

Boise State 50 Dawgs 8.

Spurrior said at a recent golf outing that playing Georgia will give his b team a good day. He wants to keep the score a bit close.

SSIgator

May 5th, 2011
11:59 am

DawginLex -

Easy son. Don’t blow a fuse over it.

Athens= God's Country

May 5th, 2011
12:01 pm

Saban

Is the 2 point conversion a run play or a pass play? Are you willing to bet on that spread. I’ll give you 50 to 1 odds.

Ben the Bulldog

May 5th, 2011
12:03 pm

Let the QB’s compete, rotate em’, let em’ play, let em go after each other, don’t be afraid of a little competition at QB.

Jules

May 5th, 2011
12:05 pm

dAWGIN lEX = sABAN = ssi = athens – god’s country

all same TROLL.

bILL CAN YOU MODERATE THAT?

Athens= God's Country

May 5th, 2011
12:05 pm

Bill King

Not fun when you moderate people who want to discuss football, instead of banning the same TROLL that talks pure nonsense under different names.

Athens= God's Country

May 5th, 2011
12:06 pm

This is stupid

truedawg

May 5th, 2011
12:08 pm

I’d say don’t sign one this year…unless someone really wants it, then never turn a guy down that wants to be a DAWG. But we need to worry about RB and linemen. Lemay wants to play so does Mason. Which one is better? sit the better one out. Save him for the future. Also Welch isn’t terrible. Alot of heart in that kid, after a another year in the system he’d be ok in emergency.

Jules

May 5th, 2011
12:10 pm

Athens – God’s Country = DawginLex

SAME TROLL, TROLLING ABOUT TROLLING.

Bill, can you kick these people off who troll about trolling.

oK, BACK TO SOME FOOTBALL.

Yes, I would draft another QB, never know about injury or transfers, especially looking at the recent history of transfers at QB.

Dawg Gone

May 5th, 2011
12:10 pm

Well we have until what February to make up our minds…let the fall camp decide the stater and then see if anyone wants to transfer..if not we should skip a QB this year and get some help at OL and RB…

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
12:11 pm

Yeah, I’d like to talk football Bill. But allowing your blog to be invaded by 5 year olds who post under multiple screen names to ruin the blogs make me go elsewhere, which is what they want.

Do you read the stuff they post?

Mettenberger transferred?

And my comments get moderated.

SSIgator

May 5th, 2011
12:13 pm

“And there’s always the chance one of the backups could get antsy waiting behind Murray and decide to transfer”

The only reason one may transfer is because they may re-think whether they want to have their name associated with a 6-6 record and very questionable coaching decisions for their efforts.

truedawg

May 5th, 2011
12:14 pm

Ole ball coach didn’t say that seriuosly?? Did you see that game? had all the A team out and didn’t blow us off the field and we went without AJ and Houston…USC might have Bama’s number, but USC will limp back home form Athens this year. No QB. and I can’t wait to see Lattimore when he tries to run up the middle this year…I’ll bet he can read everyone of the signs planes will be flying over the field..Go DAWGS!!

Dawg Gone

May 5th, 2011
12:15 pm

SSIgator how many games that HC of your won in the SEC or anywhere else?

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
12:15 pm

If I were Jeff Driscoll or Tyler murphy, I’d sit out this year and transfer since Brantley is going to play even though he sucks.

That program is headed down the tubes behind buffet boy and program destroyer Weis

Buckshot

May 5th, 2011
12:17 pm

Marshall would be an excellent emergency QB. Most fail to remember that Mason was not highly recruited by any big schools. UGA was his only big school choice. He is developing nicely though. LeMay needs to red-shirt. If he has a problem with that, we still have 2 guys (not including Marshall) that have a lot of eligibilty left.

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
12:18 pm

I don’t see Lemay redshirting. Richt is under too much pressure to win now and if Lemay(or Mason) can be a good change up to Murray, I say do it now.

Lord knows Richt is not guaranteed anything with McGarity breathing down his neck.

truedawg

May 5th, 2011
12:20 pm

Wait and see, if a guy transfers then sign one, if not go after RB and Linemen. Lemay might transfer, but if he does big mistake he’s not going anywhere in the SEC and starting this year, except maybe Vandy…If he doesn’t see he needs to study the play book, maybe he’s another guy big on talent and short on brains. (see Washan)

Dawg Gone

May 5th, 2011
12:21 pm

Buckshot I agree LeMay didn’t even play last year a redshirt would give him a chance to learn the playbook and develop physically

Jockitch with a secodary violation

May 5th, 2011
12:23 pm

Murray is the man until he has a stinker of a game. This can happened. He has played well, but has not had a great comeback moment or drive. David Greene’s drive against UT set the tone for 6 or 7 years after and Richt was able to manage Greene and Shockley. Murray has not had that kind of a moment for UGA yet. Certainly Shockley won a few ball games while Greene was the starter. Stafford won a huge road game against AU as a freshman and had a come from behind victory against VT in the Chick Fila bowl.

Mason looks like he has added some weight and strength. That is good. He looked to much like a true freshman last year. It would be great for Murray to play well all season, and leave only mop up duty for the backups. If Murray goes down, all bets are off and I think you see Richt using multiple QB’s. Competition breeds success, so let’s see how it goes.

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2011
12:32 pm

Except that Richt and the Lemay family have already covered exactly what to expect, and nobody will be “named starter” in the week before the opener, since it’s not in question.

ARdawg

May 5th, 2011
12:36 pm

To pretend that any of “us” blogger’s can’t predict how the QB situation will play out is laughable at best. Murray is the man right now but that doesn’t mean he could lose that spot. Yeah Richt does like his favs and that may describe Murray (or not) but, a bad performance or two by Murray and the pressure is on Richt. Why redshirt either Mason or LeMay? If they are the studs they’re propped up to be they won’t spend longer than 4 years at UGA anyway

Timbodog

May 5th, 2011
12:41 pm

I think you should sign at least one QB every year. Why not? Injuries can always happen and besides a guy just may not work out like you think he will.

Vance Duly

May 5th, 2011
12:54 pm

Given that Coach Richt was mostly a backup QB behind big-name Miami QBs, I’ve been surprised at how little playing time he gives our backup QBs. I believe this is one reason why Cox struggled at times in his one year as starter — he’d had almost no experience except for a brief moment early in his career. Logan Gray was only put in during mop-up time. A guy like Mason or Lemay might be more patient for their chance to start if they got a few meaningful drives during the season. (No, I don’t mean in every game – but, on a regular basis). For the past several years, we’ve left ourselves vulnerable to a QB injury — our backups remain inexperienced. Mop-up stuff like taking a knee doesn’t give these guys a chance to produce and gain confidence/poise….. DJ Shockley got to play some, even while backing up David Greene, so when he finally got a chance to be the starter as a senior, he had a great year……. just an example.

Rich

May 5th, 2011
12:59 pm

We should definitely recruit a solid 4-star/3-star QB if possible. Remember before last season when we were loaded at the QB position but then Mettenberger got kicked off the team and Gray switched to WR? It’s possible our depth could get wiped out so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Tide roll

May 5th, 2011
1:01 pm

Get Lemay ready now, backed up by Nick Marshall. Let Mason transfer and move Murray to wide out. You certainly won’t need another QB with LeMay and Marshall in the fold, so use the extra scholarship to sign OL stud BRANDON GREENE, if you can turn him.

Athens= God's Country

May 5th, 2011
1:04 pm

OH MY GOD! SHUT UP ABOUT THE QB SITUATION.

Aaron Murray is the starter. Got it? He is preseason ALL SEC for crying out loud. LeMay knew what the depth chart was when he signed. Nobody is transferring.

Trolls

Timeout!

May 5th, 2011
1:05 pm

Until Aaron Murray beats a team that has a winning record, every position on the team is in need of a gamebreaker.

the PAINFUL Truth

May 5th, 2011
1:06 pm

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the PAINFUL Truth

May 5th, 2011
1:14 pm

It’s kind of sad to se me back on these blogs with classy Dawg fans. How long is it going to take me to realize that I am a loser? i am a car salesman at Carmax waiting on some guy named Sam to come back and buy a 16 year old Volvo from me so I can make a $50 commission. #1 Salesman? I’m #50.

I guess I should sit back and be grateful for my job that pays $12,000 per year and my cubicle right next to the men’s room. All the other salesmen laugh at me because they are better than me, i can’t compete with them and we all know it. I guess i’m lucky to be #50 even though there are only 50 of us.

It’s a different world now and I guess I just need to adjust my expectations and face reality.

Unfortunately, nothing will change for me. All I have going for me is posting my same old 5 paragraphs on the blogs. Calling UGA folks Dawgtards makes me forget my only encounter where I was naked with a girl other than my mom. She laughed out loud and ran away laughing.

I guess I need to get my head out of the sand and face reality. I’m an irrelevant car salesman who never could get into UGA. All those gorgeous blond coeds laugh at me when I walk by. When they come in to buy a car, they always tell the guy they are with to pick another salesman. That’s reality for me.

BYRDDAWG

May 5th, 2011
1:15 pm

Murray’s too good to be beaten out by a freshman & redshirting Lemay will give him time to hit the play book & the weight room then try to win the job next yr with 4 yrs of eligibility left!! Tech signed a really good QB in Vad Lee & their returning guys are horrible but I bet he gets redshirted too….GO DAWGS

Big Dawg

May 5th, 2011
1:17 pm

Just my humble opinion but the Dawgs should be concentrating on O-lineman this year as there are a lot of really good lineman available. As has been shown over and over the guys in the trenches normally determine the outcome of games. We as long as I can remember have been short on the offensive line due to injuries, dismissals, transfers, quiting etc. So we find ourselves short again in having the horses on the line to compete and win. As for QB we have 3 scholarship QB’s with Nick Marshall and some walk-ons. So we are not short at this position and we do only have 17 or 18 scholarships available for next years class. It is only wise and prudent to address your most critical needs which at the moment is o-linemen. Just my two cents

Go Dawgs

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
1:20 pm

Agreed about recruiting linemen for 2012.

Dawg Gone

May 5th, 2011
1:21 pm

Tide roll should we just kick all the white kids off the team now or wait till fall camp is over?

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
1:21 pm

tide roll, your all black agenda is amazing considering it is 2011.

I guess Grambling has a better offensive line than we do?

Johns CreekDawg

May 5th, 2011
1:30 pm

bad move– one play, one transfer, or one arrest (hate to say it) away from being thin at the position. Sign a QB doesn’t have to be a 5 star just bring someone in.

NWGA Dawg

May 5th, 2011
1:33 pm

3 things to remember:

1)Murray is a good QB, and will be great
2)Mason will not transfer, he loves UGA
3)Lemay knew what the deal was when he signed. He was even asked about
the situation, and said short of Murray winning the Heisman, he was a DAWG!

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
1:36 pm

tide roll

one word-Wisconsin

all white offensive line didn’t have any trouble blocking and getting tons of yards for their backs

Dawg Tired

May 5th, 2011
1:40 pm

Gotta sign one. These guys, who were stars in high school, generally speaking, just don’t have the maturity to wait their turn. Most will transfer on you if they don’t see playing time coming their way relatively soon. There just aren’t that many D.J. Shockleys in the world.

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2011
1:43 pm

If there was a QB that we really wanted to sign, I say do it no matter what the cycle. If the question is do we sign one for pure numbers…..not sure.
Yes injuries happen, but as pointed out we would have to have 3 QBs go down, none of whom is a bad option, before deciding if we just can’t live with Marshall for the few games left. Not sure the (yet to be named true freshman) would end up playing at that point anyway.
Go for the guys we want based on them, not based on what might(extremely unlikely) happen to (3) somebody else.

I-DOG

May 5th, 2011
1:49 pm

My opinion would be sign EITHER a QB OR a 2nd TE in this class if we can get one that is top notch. If a Grayson Lambert QB or a Ricky Parks TE wants to play at UGA, we need to try to make that happen assuming the coaches think they are as good as advertised. That is only IF the QB understands that the best player will play, but it is likely they will redshirt and then compete with Lemay and Mason in a couple of years for the job. Are they going to be OK with redshirting and riding the pine for a year after that before they get their real shot? It doesn’t do us any good to sign a QB and have them get frustrated and transfer in 2 years. We are pretty stacked at TE now too, so Parks would have to understand that he might beat out Orson Charles and Jay Rome as well as others, but that he is more likely to redshirt and be a backup for a year.

We appear to need to sign a lot of DE and OLB types and go lighter on the defensive backfield this year with us having fewer scholarships available for this class. Maybe only one D back?

If we don’t sign a QB, we should be fine with the 3 young one’s that we have now. Even if one is to transfer, I would be comfortable with having 2 good qb’S and a Nick Marshall type who plays another position, but could be the backup or even the starter in disaster strikes. If we did lose 2 QB’s to injury, a la the Hines Ward year… that is VERY RARE and we would just have to deal with trying to finish out the year with a guy playing out of position.

bulldogmaniac

May 5th, 2011
1:49 pm

LeMay should red shirt.
It would be almost like Aaron Rogers sitting for a couple of years and learning the playbook inside and out and then when it was his turn….he shined.
LeMay should sit, learn and prepare for 2 years behind Murray and then come in and light it up for 2 years as the starter.

bulldogmaniac

May 5th, 2011
1:54 pm

Also…….it will suck if Mason transfers.
The whole reason that we lost D. Rogers was because we told his best friend QB Nash Nance that we were not going to offer a QB last year and then we went and offered Mason. This pd the Nance’s off and went to Tennessee and said, “if you offer Nash you can get Rogers”.
My whole point is, we lost Rogers over signing Mason. If we were going to offer a QB that is never going to see the field we may as well have offered Nance ang kept Rogers.

Effie's of Athens Boarding House

May 5th, 2011
1:59 pm

. . . . . . . . . UGA should certainly bypass another 6-7 season .

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2011
1:59 pm

Good point Big Dawg. Forgot about the walk-ons. I’d award the kid from Jesup a scholarship before I’d burn one on some other 4th string QB.

justin dog

May 5th, 2011
2:01 pm

iT MAKES NO SENSE FOR lEMAY TO LOSE A YEAR OF EXPERIENCE AS A RED SHIRT. wHY NOT TRANSFER TO A jR. cOLLEGE, GET A YEAR OF EXPERIENCE, WIN A LOT OF GAMES, AND THEN LOCK UP A STARTING POSITION ANYWHERE YOU WANT?

Effie's of Athens Boarding House

May 5th, 2011
2:03 pm

Did Aaron Murray ditch the “glove”
he wore in the Independence Bowl ?

Dawg Tell

May 5th, 2011
2:04 pm

In 2012 we should sign eight offensive and defensive lineman.We need some big men.You win games on the line.The rest should be in what ever the team needs.QB needs are in 2013.

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2011
2:05 pm

Mason isn’t going to transfer, but if he did, it would be till 2012. We will have a starter with 2 years left (thanks to the wise use of RS), Lemay ready, (3 other back ups) and hot on the case (and if history is any indication, already with an early committment)of some top rated recruit at that point.

Fisher

May 5th, 2011
2:07 pm

Western Carolina 89, TECH 6 (missed the extra point kick)

38243824

May 5th, 2011
2:12 pm

you know the saying… insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. we skipped a year between stafford and gray and again between gray and murray/mett. how did that work out? awful qb play in 09 with no back-up ready at all. and last year we started a red shirt freshman with a true freshman back-up. not ideal at all.

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2011
2:12 pm

You don’t “lose” a year by RS Justin. In most cases a QB actually gains a year of playing time. At the very least, he is swapping one (his worst) year for another (his best) year.

Coach Grohbo

May 5th, 2011
2:12 pm

No, Georgia’s new head coach should NOT skip signing a quarterback in 2012.

Looking at what will be surrounding them, a weak returning offensive line, no SEC-calibre wide outs, and a stable of suspended running backs, he should expect Georgia’s quarterbacks to drop like flies under SEC competition.

Bruning through the list of walk-ons will only further the embarrassment for Georgia, so he should sign at least two.

Coach Grohbo

May 5th, 2011
2:13 pm

No, Georgia’s new head coach should NOT skip signing a quarterback in 2012.

Looking at what will be surrounding them, a weak returning offensive line, no SEC-calibre wide outs, and a stable of suspended running backs, he should expect Georgia’s quarterbacks to drop like flies under SEC competition.

Burning through the list of walk-ons will only further the embarrassment for Georgia, so he should sign at least two.

Russ

May 5th, 2011
2:13 pm

Greg, You are an idiot

Randall "Pink" Floyd

May 5th, 2011
2:15 pm

I appreciate Mason for giving us a serviceable backup last season, but he is no longer a necessity. Lemay will pick up enough of the offense by Fall to be just as effective as Mason was at the same time last year. But Lemay’s ceiling is MUCH higher than Masons. Mason will never be a starter for UGA, barring some horrifice injuries or unforeseen transfers.

Dawg Gone

May 5th, 2011
2:17 pm

Coach Grohbo thanks so much for trolling by…

AdMan

May 5th, 2011
2:20 pm

Tide Roll….we don’t cane what you think…go away…… maybe we can get James Carpenter to come to Georgia to play QB.

Still@theBAR

May 5th, 2011
2:22 pm

Murray put up GREAT #s against bad teams. Mason and LeMay deserve a REAL CHANCE to play a lot this year. Murray is pre-season All SEC is a joke when he didn’t beat a team with a winning record yet. I guess Crowell will win the Heisman this year too right?

Old Dawg

May 5th, 2011
2:34 pm

With the potential for injuries on any given play it’s always a good to sign a QB every year. You can discuss all the issues to death, but a major key to winning is having talent and experience at quarterback.

JB

May 5th, 2011
2:37 pm

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 5th, 2011
2:38 pm

If CMR believes in Lemay/Murray as much as we are lead to believe then no do not sign a QB. Speculating on who should RS? Lemay! Lemay’s biggest obstacle is learning the playbook and getting up to college level speed. Couple that with him not having live game exp for essentially 2 years come September? Lemay should look at that as a blessing in disquise. It is pretty damn obvious how it “should” play out.

JB

May 5th, 2011
2:38 pm

wow, wonder what I said to not get my post on here?

edumacated

May 5th, 2011
2:43 pm

After rescent years where our best early season option was Joe T. or Joe Cox, I’m not too sure I trust Richt’s judgement on how to handle your question Bill.

My opinion is go get a QB every year. It’s too important of a position to have an open year on.

1eyedJack

May 5th, 2011
2:45 pm

I’m Mark Richt and here’s the deal. Murray is my starter. Case closed. Get over it.
Mason will get plenty of mop-up playing time this season as I plan to be at least 21 points ahead of all the competition by the fourth quarter.
Lemay is gonna redshirt because I really don’t trust true freshmen quarterbacks (remember how Staff struggled?), and I’m gonna need him for a couple of years when Murray’s gone.
I also have a couple of decent walk-on QB’s who could play in an emergency.
Also I’ve got several offers out for some pretty good quarterbacks this year, so if one of them wants to come to UGA I’ll find a place for him. However, there are 3 or 4 pretty darn good Georgia High School QBs that I’m really interested in for 2013.

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
2:47 pm

Someone posted on another blog(maybe this one?) that Richt has never won less than 10 games when he has a returning starting QB.

hope the trend continues.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 5th, 2011
2:49 pm

No “GOOD” QB will come to UGA with the current depth at the position. Look at how it plays out just between Murray and Lemay

2011- Murray RS Lemay Redshirt

2012- Murray RJ Lemay RS

2013- Murray RS Lemay RJ

2014- Lemay RS

So we are talking about a kid who is simply a depth filler and who will not have possibly a chance of seeing playing time till 2015! Ya think rival coaches won’t point that out to Mom and Dad? Skip this year let the depth age and then look into recruiting a top tier guy in 2012.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 5th, 2011
2:50 pm

Correction on Lemay:

2012- Redshirt Freshman

2013- RS

2014- RJ

2015- RS.

So again the position is WELL STOCKED!

truedawg

May 5th, 2011
2:54 pm

Mason wouldn’t transfer, loves the DAWGS. LeMay knew what he was getting into..RS Lemay, then next year in spring let it be opne practice indentifing the Number 1 & 2. Let the chips fall where they may then. I know I’m crazy, but think Welch wouldn’t be terrible in a emergency. am I the only one that saw this kid has alot of heart? And some great ability?

Delbert D.

May 5th, 2011
2:57 pm

Let’s recall that Mason was planning to walk on at Georgia late during his senior year in high school. Lassiter’s offense was the Hoover HS spread, nothing like what Georgia runs, and then he put up those incredible numbers in the playoffs. I think that he’s the obvious guy to play this year in case Murray gets injured, having a full year in the system. Pull the redshirt off the new guy if Murray’s going to be out for awhile.

truedawg

May 5th, 2011
2:58 pm

I think we need to go look for some guys that can play safety and CB more than signing another QB to sit and watch for 3 years.
That safety spot is really bothering me. Ark game still gives me nightmares. Too many big plays.

Milledgeville Dawg

May 5th, 2011
2:59 pm

Is this really a concern of the general public? Seems that the AJC could have filled up space with somthing more entertaning or important.

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2011
3:14 pm

No, 3824. Logan was signed the next year after Stafford. Ever if so not, you really didnt tie that together with “see how that worked out” very well. Not even sure what the point was (aside from being inaccurate). If anything Gray is an example of why not to expend a spot for a QB who will never play.

Cmon man

May 5th, 2011
3:15 pm

dont forget about the kid who transferred in from boise st I know he turned schools offering a scholarship(gtech) to walk on at uga! Im sure he has developed a good bit from high school and he was pretty darn good!

Hmmm

May 5th, 2011
3:28 pm

Murray will be gone before his senior year. He’ll leave aftr his junior year at the latest. You had better plan accordingly.

QB University

May 5th, 2011
3:28 pm

No way we should pass up on a QB. LeMay has already shown he is disciplined challenged by getting kicked off High School for a sex offense; Who is the proven backup??? We need at least another quality QB. (Note: I did not even mention that current QB might not fit with a new coaches philosophy if Richt does not win at least 9 games this year.)

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
3:31 pm

Dam Bill!!!!!!!!!!!

Now the guy at 3:04 is stealing my blog handle posting his crap and my comment is still awaiting moderation???????????

good lord.

Hilltop Greens

May 5th, 2011
3:43 pm

I don’t see any way we get thru Summer w/o losing a QB. Mason looks like the odd guy out. Lemay has a bigger upside, so Richt will make Lemay a bunch of promises like Richt did with Gray, whatever it takes to keep him, Richt will promise. Richt’s promise to Mason is ‘you’re an ankle sprain away from starting’. Mason will realize his only chance to start is head somewhere else and turn some heads. You can’t get better warming the bench. Mason’s smart enough to know that, I doubt he’s suckered like Gray was by Richt’s empty promises.

Go Dawgs!

May 5th, 2011
3:50 pm

It definitely make sense not to sign one for a couple of reasons.

1. C.Lemay will likely redshirt so he’ll still be a freshman next season

2. With 3 quality QBs already on the roster, and a redshirted Lemay, we won’t get a stud to come and sign anyway, so why not use that ship on another need and then come back in 2013 when there will be more seperation and get a stud.

Even if we were to lose Mason as some suggest, we would still have Lemay and a very athletic Nick Marshall as back ups not to mention the walk-ons. So we could easily survive a Mason transfer next season and still wait until 2013. Not certain we’d lose Mason anyway as some think.

Hilltop Greens

May 5th, 2011
3:50 pm

DLex, I didn’t steal anything.

I reported you for being a troll, and using multiple fake names.

Bill King

May 5th, 2011
3:52 pm

The trolling fake DLex has been put in “time out.” It was not Hilltop.

Whammo

May 5th, 2011
3:52 pm

All of the best players will be glad to red shirt, and wiat 3 years to start.

Georgia can run the ball great.

Murray played great last year.

Richt’s not on the hotseat.

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
3:53 pm

I didn’t post anything except my stuff. hilltop you are a liar. You are greg and ken and all the other multiple names posting the same stuff about Gray,Mett etc.

just give it up

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
3:55 pm

Bill,

This hilltop idiot is posting under multiple handles and now has turned me in for doing the same which I don’t do.

Can’t you ban his IP address?

DawginLex

May 5th, 2011
3:56 pm

you win hilltop.

congratulations

Great job bill.

i won’t post here anymore.

Whammo

May 5th, 2011
3:56 pm

Good job Bill. This same guy goes nuts any point of view that doesn’t agree with him labels them all as trolls.

I hope Richt is able to juggle the curerent three QB’s, there is plenty of talent there. If Richt can’t keep them all on the team and happy, then, no, I wouldn’t invest a scholly in another QB. Go get another DLineman or O-Lineman.

I really like the depth at QB as it stands, if it stands, all set for many years.

wish we had the same problem with o-linemen

May 5th, 2011
4:03 pm

why oh why do we have 50,000 quarterbacks, recievers and running backs but are always thin on the line? been that way for the last 10 years.

if you don’t have a line, it doesn’t matter who is behind center.

but who am I….CMR knows what the hell he is doing…..

Joey

May 5th, 2011
4:03 pm

Whether or not the Dawgs get get another QB next season, Richt/Bobo better play Mason and probably Lemay as often as possible, so he doesn’t get in the postion he got himself in last season with a QB who had never taken a snap in a (college) game.

trupert

May 5th, 2011
4:03 pm

If Ga can get a top five rated 5-star Qb then sign him up, if not then spend the scholarship at a position of need.

Go Dawgs!

May 5th, 2011
4:05 pm

@hmmm- Murray isn’t going to leave early.. He reminds me a lot of Chase Daniels from Missouri a few years ago. Great college QB, just didn’t have the physical measurables for the next level. Highly unlikely Murray leaves before his senior year.

Whammo

May 5th, 2011
4:05 pm

You need continuity at QB in the SEC. 1st year QB’s get creamed. I’d hope Coach Richt goes back to rotating two or three solid QB’s with 2 different styles, say Aaron Murray or Lemay running and passing, and Mason throwing deep balls. Tough to prepare for 2 QB’s. Greene and Shock worked well together, and it gave continuity at QB when Greene left, won the SEC with Shock. Murray will get at least half the reps from his experience, and hopefully, the other QB (s) will get rotated in to keep the QB succession plan strong. Succession plans are key to any org.

JOE

May 5th, 2011
4:08 pm

If there is a talented QB then you should ALWAYS try to sign them. There could be a 2-3 yr run where there are slim #’s of quality QB’s coming out of HS, and that could put you either in really good position is you happen to sign one of the last good QB’s, or in dire straits if you miss out. Besides, what the heck is one scholarship???

whammo is a moron

May 5th, 2011
4:09 pm

What a moron. DIL knows more about football than you ever dreamed of. He nailed you for being a troll loser who posts under multiple handles and now he is not going to post anymore because of dealing with idiots like you.What a loser you are.

ca dawg

May 5th, 2011
4:20 pm

depends. if lambert, zeke pike, or gunner kiel wants to come to athens, i think you sign him. short of that, though, i think you have to recruit your needs, and i don’t think QB is as pressing this year as some other positions (OL, for instance). it always makes me nervous not to take a QB because there is so much variability in the development, but i understand the decision and reserve the right to howl about it later.

BG

May 5th, 2011
4:28 pm

Mason needs to redshirt and put some seperation between himself and Murray.

Calhoundawg

May 5th, 2011
4:33 pm

Just a few facts for all of the idiots who waste cyberspace with their moronic ramblings: None of them are going anywhere. Period. Mason is a die-hard, life-long Bulldog fan who would never even consider going anywhere else. In fact, he was not a highly regarded recruit and his late scholarship offer was a surprise to many. He is, however, an extremely talented and capable backup and will be his entire career at UGA. Who knows, the ultimate fate of a championship season may rest on his shoulders. Likewise with Lemay. He is the heir apparent to Murray and everybody knows that. He came to UGA to obtain an NFL pedigree and that’s what he’ll get. He’ll get his chance to shine in the college game at some point before he leaves. Further, Richt doesn’t rotate or play multiple quarterbacks and never will. Shockley waited his turn. Cox waited his turn. Lemay will wait his turn, and the next guy will, too. NFL caliber quarterbacks come to UGA to be taught the game, not for three minutes of glory. Richt and Bobo have a hell of a lot of credibility in the QB department, if you haven’t noticed. Frankly, I will be surprised if Georgia doesn’t sign a four to five star QB every other year or so.

Now for the requisite MARK RICHT ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE AND WILL BE AT UGA FOR A VERY LONG TIME !!!! God Bless Georgia. God Bless Mark Richt. Go Dawgs !!!!

Whammo

May 5th, 2011
4:38 pm

I think Coach Richt’s so afriad the back up QB might outplay Murray, that he keeps them off the field, to try and reduce controversy, and build Murray’s confidence. I’d say this has been a flaw. Start getting more than 1 QB reps, it’s good for competition, good for recruiting as guys see they’ll get 2 chances to play QB, it makes preparation harder for defenses, it makes in game adjustments more difficult, and it’s good for the future with continuity and succession plans. Why do you think Meyer went with 3 QB’s to beat Georgia last year coming off a 3 game losing streak?

Pago Pago Dawg

May 5th, 2011
4:39 pm

I think a lot of us noticed the O line make-up at Wisconsin, they did a very good job.

Tar Heels Rock and Rule

May 5th, 2011
4:48 pm

CMR will get them both on the field this year, thus making xfer an unlikely happening.

Go Dawgs!

May 5th, 2011
4:52 pm

Joe – There will ALWAYS be plenty of HS QB talent, what you speak of is more of an issue with NFL teams and talent at the QB spot, which is why there was such a heavy run on QBs this season as there appears to be only about 3 decent QBs next year and one of those depends on Matt Barkley coming out early.

At the college level, there are so many HS QBs out there, you don’t run the same risk.

Hobnail Boot

May 5th, 2011
5:33 pm

Sign one!!!! Remember Joe Cox? The point is, you really do not know what you have until you put them in the game. I think if there is a highly ranked QB that wants to come we should sign him.

1eyedJack

May 5th, 2011
5:45 pm

Well, Richt has offered a few so he must want one.

Say what you really mean

May 5th, 2011
5:53 pm

Valley Vince/Greg/Jules etc… are all the same truly pathetic no life friendless loser who lives on AJC blogs and makes the same tired comments about the glorious Bulldogs. He masquerades very unconvincingly as a Dawgs fan but all his stupid laughable comments are obviously those of a hater.

Here are a few examples:

The player rated first on the depth chart is not as good as (fill in the blank) but CMR likes them so they will start.
Any player not first on the depth chart is going to tranfer soon.
CMR has lost more games the last 3 years than the season before.
Every highly rated recruit in the nation won’t consider UGA because (fill in the blank) is the starter and the recruit won’t get a chance.

I’m not sure what this truly pathetic nameless little troll hopes to do with his moronic posts other than to each day briefly delude himself into thinking he he in the slightest way matters. Perhaps he thinks Mason or LeMay will be reading AJC blogs see his comment and think “Wow this ass clown idiot who is obviously insanely jealous of all that is UGA makes a good point. I think I will transfer.”

Hey Greg etc… please come up with some new material or at least use a name that is not a generic male name. Granted that would require you to have at least a tiny bit of imagination which you don’t.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

May 5th, 2011
5:53 pm

No worries

LeMay and Matson wont step on the field for 3yrs like Cox

This is good because they can sit and watch and hand off the ball to run the clock out

When its their turn they will fumble around for their last season and finally look good by the Tech game with 5+ losses, graduate and then we start another QB with no experience the next year

This is a successful way to run a football program and everyone should be happy

Now can someone get this staff another pay raise

shane#1

May 5th, 2011
5:58 pm

According to Scout.com UGA has already offered two QBs for next year.

Vick=Dog killing Thug

May 5th, 2011
6:20 pm

Lemay came in with his eyes open. He knows the situation and looks forward to the competition. Only way he transfers is if he plays well enough to start over Murray and is denied by CMR due to some loyalty issue or something of the like.

Also keep in mind that Hudson did not have a ton of offers. He loves UGA and will stick around. I hope he gets his shot as I think he’s got the goods.

Don’t forget the injury wildcard. Murray takes some hits that for sure.

powerhouse?

May 5th, 2011
6:54 pm

LeMay came in with “his eyes open”?
When he (or his dad) sees that he will not play for three years, he then might open his eyes.

Kansas Joe

May 5th, 2011
6:56 pm

Pretty sure we’ll keep offering quarterbacks every year, because you just never know. Injury could happen. Guy might not perform well. You might see a transfer. You might have a guy do something illegal and needs to be kicked off the team. A whole lot could happen to switch things up. You can never have too many quarterbacks, heard Bill B say that the other day when they drafted a quarterback, so if it’s good enough for the Patriots, good enough for UGA.

BornADawg

May 5th, 2011
6:58 pm

Lot’s of hostility here today but it is understandable with all the idiots that do come on a Bulldawg blog and have nothing better to do than run down this program. This only tells me they are no fans of football at all but have nothing better to do with their pitiful lives than be negative, sarcastic and just plain stupid and not care who sees and reads their stupidity…very pathetic. If you really are a fan of a team, go on their blog and say something constructive and positive. Me, I was born and raised in Athens but moved away with my parents when I was 12, I have been a Dawg fan since I was knee high to a Bullpup and my greatest thrill as a kid was being in Sanford Stadium to watch the Dawgs play. You people who hide behind your computers and spout all of this stupdity about something you obviously know nothing about is disgusting. DawinLex, come on back!. Don’t let the idiots (trolls) of the world win. Go DAWGS!!

Kansas Joe

May 5th, 2011
7:03 pm

There ain’t no hosdtility here. just 1 fake blogger DLex, using a bunch of fake names, to try and createthat. as Bill pointed out, Dlex is a fake troller. People have their own takes, some are different, get over it…

2 field goals and a cloud of Bobo

May 5th, 2011
7:12 pm

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The Real DawginLex is a damn good Dawg.
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dawgster

May 5th, 2011
7:18 pm

@Bill King…don’t know what you can do about it but I have to agree your blogs are being controlled by lots of so called trollls…I guess they have a right to their opinion, but you are losing a lot of folks that actually do love your articles…Of course it happens at the other blogs also…Its the very reason many that actually had good info have left..Fortunately there are still ways to have conversations with them in lieu of the blog sites…go dawgs…and hopefully Bill there will be a way to get a handle on some of the nonsense on here….

dawgster

May 5th, 2011
7:21 pm

@BornaDawg…great to see you on here…hopefully some of the childish behavior by some will get ole and they will go away…but I doubt it…It’s amazing the apparent IQ of some folks on here….go dawgs…

dawgster

May 5th, 2011
7:24 pm

As for some of you guys…Lemay will not transfer, his family loves Coach Richt and UGA..the younger Lemay will be joining his brother here in the near future…so find something else to bash the dawgs on, but rest assured Lemay will not be transferring, barring any unforseen circumstances….go dawgs…

Tar Heels Rock and Rule

May 5th, 2011
7:35 pm

Athens=God’s country. Right – God created Athens and God forsook Athens.

BornADawg

May 5th, 2011
7:39 pm

My problem is not with people who have their own takes and opinions that differ with mine. What I have a problem with is the way some posters think their opinion is the “holy word” and talking as if they know all the answers and doing it under various names in such a disrespectful manner. I guarantee you if anyone of these people gave their opinion to their employer that way they would find their butt out on the street. Good to see you here also dawgster. I believe we will have a very strong team and memorable season this year and as you put it dawgster, maybe some of this childish behavior will go away…Go DAWGS!

Preston

May 5th, 2011
7:42 pm

Never stop recruiting this position! They have the luxury of only recruiting the cream of the crop that doesn’t mind competing with stout competition for playing time but they should NEVER stop recruiting QB’s.

D.Ellis

May 5th, 2011
7:59 pm

ALL you morons forgot about the TRANSFER from Boise St.( Tamburo) Would he start……no. Can he be a back up…..yes. If one leaves they leave.

Don’t take a QB in this class.

Preston

May 5th, 2011
8:22 pm

people could call you a moron for your opinion too D! Have some class.

UGASlobberknocker

May 5th, 2011
8:29 pm

I think we should recruit a top flight QB every year..because we wont get one every year. If we skip 2012, then strike out in 2013..then where are we? plus players end up leaving for one reason or another or dont pan out. Mettenberger is good example.

supposedly Ga is in the running for 4 of the top 6 QBs according to Rivals. We need to get one.

bwkdawg

May 5th, 2011
8:33 pm

I think not getting a quarterback in this class is a smart move for one this will be a small class and not a strong year for QB’s in the peach state, Lambert is one of the only one’s I can think of and most feel he will sign with bama. 2013 will be a much better year for QB’s in GA. I think there are other positions we can use more depth in than QB.

Snoop Dawg

May 5th, 2011
8:59 pm

The Bulldog Nation needs to worry about UGA’s lousing coaching staff instead of these intellectual excursions about whether to use a scholarship on a QB next year. It’s really irrelevant with the likes of Richt and Bobo driving the bus.

2 field goals and a cloud of Bobo

May 5th, 2011
9:16 pm

Snoop Dawg is right about the coaching staff.

Richt and his merry men

May 5th, 2011
9:48 pm

Sure, why not sign one more moron. the more, the merrier.

Barf

May 5th, 2011
10:00 pm

Braves win 4 in a row!

Preston

May 5th, 2011
11:09 pm

Look at this possible scenario: Murray gets hurt, Mason gets thrown into the fire with a backup that doesn’t even know the play book yet. I know that by the time they sign the next class that LeMay and Mason will have a much better grasp of the play book but it still leaves us too thin at the position. You go after quality QB’s every year! You reload and restock talent EVERY year—ESPECIALLY AT QB!!!

Still@theBAR

May 5th, 2011
11:10 pm

Does it really matter? Bobo will still coach him down and call crappy plays. Hutson Could walk into Bill Curry’s office and PLAY right away. He could go to South Carolina and get a BETTER look at playing time too. HUTSON a UGA degree ain’t nothing that special and if you are the Starting QB at any school you can fine plenty of good looking easy chicks just like at UGA.

Rolo

May 5th, 2011
11:18 pm

Why is Lemay the heir apparent? Mason is world better and ahead of this trouble maker.

KB

May 6th, 2011
12:14 am

Never pass on signing a good QB. We need to focus on getting stud O-linemen so whoever is QB is protected, but, if a good QB wants to gome to UGA then sign him.

When UT was in their prime UGA always had better QB’s, RB’s, WR’s etc but UT whipped us every year on the line of scrimmage. Ditto for Bama. Last time we played UA we had Stafford, Moreno, Green etc and Bama beat us like a drum.

UGA will never be top-tier until we improve our O-line recruiting.

RED DOG 77

May 6th, 2011
1:32 am

@ Rolo……..Guess you never got any in high school, huh? too bad the kid got caught………and while Mason is quite talented, Christian Le May was the #1 qb out of high school when he did come-out……and when he learns the playbook, should look alot like DJ Shockley……..Le May is a lights-out qb………and Hutson Mason is probubly the best back-up qb we’ve had in years………RED

StatesBurr

May 6th, 2011
2:20 am

OK…. Read what Orlando Ledbetter says about UGA:

D. Orlando Ledbetter
May 5th, 2011
5:42 pm
HJones — Ok, I know some people who call UGA the “Iowa of the SEC.” You know, they’re not Ohio State (always 1 or 2). But they are Iowa (when every so often). Great attendance though

A-Ville Ranger

May 6th, 2011
3:04 am

It would be hard to turn Gunner Kiel away if he wanted to come. That said, if we can’t get a truly top prospect, and that seems unlikely considering we may have our starters for the next 5 years, skip 2012.

UGA FRIEND

May 6th, 2011
4:38 am

In the article above, quotes from Mason indicate that he (the player)will make his decision about red shirting. Does the tail way the dog at UGA? I thought the coach makes this decision.

ATL XMAN

May 6th, 2011
7:57 am

lemay will redshirt and will be better for it. look for him to be the starter his last two years of college.

ATL XMAN

May 6th, 2011
7:58 am

and uga will recruit at least 1 qb every year as just about all good teams do.

Chris

May 6th, 2011
8:04 am

Bill, does Hines Ward have any elijibilty left.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
8:20 am

i bet Marshall would play QB if he had to and would do a great job.

Just saying

May 6th, 2011
8:26 am

Marshall will be the best QB in town the day he arrives in Athens.

bwkdawg

May 6th, 2011
8:36 am

I don’t think any top prospect would look at our roster and see himself playing anytime soon, so I think we would only be able to sign a qb who will never see the feild. We have enough back ups and this will be a small class I say use that sholly for o-line or d-line.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
8:41 am

BTW,thanks to my supporters. I try to be a DGD but the TROLLS bring out the S GA inner redneck in me and make me want to fight……………

Just saying, Marshall will be the best athlete when he arrives in Athens but it takes more than that to play QB at Georgia.

Calhoundawg

May 6th, 2011
9:01 am

@DawginLex and all “real” Bulldog fans, winning the East should (key word “should”) run some of these two-minutes-of-fame babies off the blogs for a while. I try to just skip over the pseudo-intellectual posts which appear to try to seriously dissect what is and has been a very static QB situation at UGA for a while now. They do, however, make me laugh from time to time. I also try to skip the inane posts which ramble on about Bobo, the play calling, Richt’s on the way out, etc., but some of those are kind of funny, too. Well, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of serious discussion about Bill’s question by honest-to-goodness Bulldogs fans, does it? Anyway, I am so damn pumped about the Boise State opener in the dome. It’ll have the feel of the glory days before we started slipping to 9 and 8 and 6 win seasons. BTW, I loved this offering from Bleacher Report on why the Dawgs will win the East. Obviously, we don’t know that they will, but the “ten reasons” also fit into the “why we should be a better team” category, in my opinion. God, how I want to make it through the off season with ZERO arrests for any damn thing! Check out the link — Go Dawgs !!!!!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/688826-college-football-predictions-2011-10-bold-reasons-georgia-wins-sec

T-Dawg

May 6th, 2011
9:23 am

Another loaf from Tide “roll:” “Let Mason transfer and move Murray to wide out.” Brilliant

Antonio

May 6th, 2011
10:04 am

DawginLex, must you mention trolling in every post you write? Get a new topic. Stick to what Bill’s writing on.

Back to the matter at hand.

I do think Lemay is already better than Murray, certainly will be in 1 more year, max. Georgia could just signal in the plays from the sidelines for Lemay, until he learns the playbook like Auburn did with Cam. Then trust his instincts.

Burning Question

May 6th, 2011
10:12 am

The question is… does UGAg need to sign any more morons on a team already loaded with low class, illiterate morons?

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
10:30 am

Antonio=Greg=valley vince=ken=TROLL

I’ll say what I want to Antonio. Truth is, no one wants you on here.
You are a big waste of space.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 6th, 2011
10:31 am

Antonio,

Lemay better than Murray? Then Comparing him to Cam. Yeah your a smart cookie. Cam was 22, not 18 when enrolling at Auburn. Cam had just one a JUCO Title before enrolling at Auburn. Cam had seen what Saturdays in the Fall was like at Florida. What has Lemay done? Sat, sat, and sat for well over a year. Please do not state he is better than Murray then follow it up with a comparison to Cam. It just makes you look dumb.

Antonio

May 6th, 2011
10:33 am

Hey Bill King,

Can you put DawginLex back into timeout, he’s qwriting about trolling in every post again, or better, just ban him, none of us care for his childish posts. You’ve had numerous complaints, we all try to be nice to the guy, but he doesn’t get it.

My suggestion worked for Cam Newton, why doesn’t Georgia try it out? I don’t think Auburn winning a Championship is a program worth avoiding.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
10:34 am

Never was in timeout. To be in timeout, you have to be banned which hopefully is about to happen to you and your multiple handles.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
10:35 am

lowcountry,

Ignore the TROLL Antonio/Greg/Ken/Valley vince.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 6th, 2011
10:36 am

You cannot compare where Cam was in his maturity and skill progression when enrolling at Auburn to where Lemay is now. It is Apples II Oranges.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 6th, 2011
10:37 am

DawginLex,

The lunatic fringe of all fanbases and even our on make the AJC blog sites a joke.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
10:43 am

Lowcountry,

Don’t you just love the idea of taking a kid who hasn’t taken a live snap in a game in over 2 years and put him as starting QB in the GA Dome on national TV against Boise state? All this while you have the best returning QB in the SEC standing on the sidelines watching??

The brainpower to come up with that is mind blowing.

This same clown also insists that Mettenberger “transferred”.
He also insists that Logan Gray should have started at QB and that he will be the instant starter at CU this fall even though he is going to play wide receiver.

You can’t make this up.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 6th, 2011
10:51 am

Its staggering! To think that some who state this are actually fans of the program! I am not the smartest guy in the room, but let me tell ya I try and look at the program from a rationale point of view. Was Murray perfect last year? No, but he was a Freshman and showed that he has a high ceiling. It is typical football, the most popular player on the team is always the backup Quarterback.

Also DawginLex remember back at CMR days at FSU? FSU always had talented QB’s. They all waited there turn to run the team. CMR already has a precedent at UGA with Shockley. Shockley waited his turn and he benefited mightly from it. Won a SEC Title and is revered a a DGD for waiting his turn and showing loyalty. Isnt that what UGA fans want from the players? Loyalty. Give the kid Lemay a chance to get his feet wet in the program before anointing him the starter, or saying he will transfer if he doesn’t. How in the heck do we know that?

It is incredible how some inviduals just dont have a flipping clue!

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2011
10:53 am

The only thing remotely the same about the Lemay and the Newton situations, is that thier Mama loved them very much.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
10:55 am

Lowcountry,

also some encouraging stats posted yesterday regarding UGA under Richt when he has a returning starting QB. Never less than 10 wins………..

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 6th, 2011
10:57 am

I think that UGA has more pressing needs coming up this recruiting class than QB. We have depth at that position and I do not see any of them transferring. They would have to sit on the bench for a year anyway if they did. That is a no win situation for the one who does it.
As for all the negative posters on here. Once again, you prove that you are scared to death at what you are going to be facing when you do play UGA in the future. Why else would you feel the need to come onto a blog concerning UGA and spout your crap. You just manage to make yourselves look like idiots and prove that you are jealous of UGA. Worry about your own teams as I am sure the coaches of those teams are worried about UGA. You change names, and throw insults at UGA, more often than you probably change your underware. There is a mental condition that is called compulsive obsession. Perhaps some of you need to see a shrink, as I am sure there is a medicine that can be given to control your need, to make a fool of yourself on these blogs. I am just curious though, if you act like this outside of a blog. Maybe you caretaker controls you better in real life.

edumacated

May 6th, 2011
10:58 am

I don’t know if I’m a “true” fan, but I do love to follow Georgia football. That being said, I have absolutely no faith in Richt turning this thing around. Even if we have a great season, I have just seen too many things lately that points to a wreck of a program. I don’t need to list them all because everyone on here has observed the same things. I think if Richt was running this program at a lesser school, say South Carolina, he would be getting his butt handed to him weekly. Talent goes a long way, but it won’t take you all the way. Great players plus great coaching wins championships. Plain and simple. (see Florida) We have great players at Georgia, so that must mean……..

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
11:01 am

edumacated,

Richt has to win in 2011.

It has been beat to death on these blogs and others.

It is rumored that he could get fired if he starts 0-2.

No one really knows except Richt and McGarity.

To me, he gets a pass to try and fix it this year. I’m encouraged that the kids are not getting into trouble and with the defense in the spring game.

It is all speculation and guess at this point and we have beat it to death.

I hope he pulls it off because it will get ugly if he doesn’t.

edumacated

May 6th, 2011
11:08 am

I’m rooting for Richt. Believe me. I don’t want to go through a rebuild with some new guy. I also agree that he should have gotten the pass. Out of the gate, the man was awesome, no doubt about it. His good credit is almost used up though. He has to beat Florida. I’m tired of those guys. Otherwise, bring is somebody who can. Ohio State did it when they canned Cooper’s butt for Tressel, all because of the Michigan rivalry. That worked out pretty good till now.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 6th, 2011
11:11 am

CMR has the talent this year and the schedule lines up for him to turn this thing around. The team has way to much athletic talent to be down once again. If that happens, hey my but will be on him, but I dont think it is going to happen. I see a 9-3, 10-2 type of regular season within reach.

Saban

May 6th, 2011
11:12 am

Well what is the point.

More daddies losses to Florida and a blow out loss to Coastal Carolina at homecoming.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

May 6th, 2011
11:13 am

NOTE—- See some UGA do NOT predict National Titles EVERY year! LOL!

Saban

May 6th, 2011
11:13 am

Boise State 50 Dawgs 8

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
11:14 am

Saban,

Don’t you have some checks to write?

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
11:15 am

Still waiting on Saban to annie up on the first game bet.

Boise by 42?

There may not be 42 total points scored in the game.

1eyedJack

May 6th, 2011
11:16 am

Antonio, I need my pool cleaned. Probably sitting at his mama’s computer in his Yoda jammies and Darth Vader helmet.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
11:17 am

Arkansas 28
Bama 24

LSU 17
Bama 14

Miss St 20
Bama 17

Off with his head!!
Put wheels on that statue!!
Bring back Mike Price!!
All that top talent and can’t win a national title!!

1eyedJack

May 6th, 2011
11:17 am

Western Carolina 50 Yeller Jackets 8. Sounds just about as stupid.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
11:18 am

1eyedjack,

I think he is banned. Either that or his teacher caught him in the library on the computer and sent him to the office.

1eyedJack

May 6th, 2011
11:25 am

DawginLex, we need to capture him alive and confiscate his computer so we can get the names of the other obnoxious trolls before they have time to retaliate.

Bill King

May 6th, 2011
11:30 am

DawginLex:

It’s not the same guy as yesterday.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 6th, 2011
11:30 am

Antonio,

The QB (LeMay), doesn’t need to know the playbook, just signal in the plays everytime. Now, how in the good lords name does that make any sense. If he doesn’t know the play, are we suppose to take a delay of game penalty while some player on the field explains what the play is suppose to be for LeMay? What good is it going to do to signal in the play if the QB doesn’t know what it is? Dang, I am an old man, but even I can figure out that one out. LOL.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 6th, 2011
11:35 am

Bill could ban the Ip address if he so choses to do so. One of his fellow journalist does it all the time, by the name of Jennifer. She had an article about Hines Ward getting arrested in L.A. and when people came on there with insulting and racist remarks, she banned them by their IP address, as she stated in the blog. The reason most journalist don’t do this is quite simple. Hit count is the game. It justifies the article to the editors and insures a good traffic count for the web site. These web sites get expensive when you have a big site, with constantly changing stories. Can’t say as I blame AJC or Bill for not doing it.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
11:41 am

Bill,

so he got on another computer at the school library?

It’s the same guy spewing the same nonsense.

Of course the same could be said about all of us depending on your point of view…………….

G1

May 6th, 2011
11:53 am

Stats comparing Aaron Murray to David Greene or Matthew Stafford? True, Greene & Staff did well in their 2nd year as a starter, but they were both terrific QB’s, Greene 2nd winningest QB, Staff went #1 in NFL draft. Murray hasn’t done enough to earn that league yet. Don’t forget, Shokley did great in his 1st year as a starter and won 10 games, so that proves that myth is a myth. Shokley was also drafted in the NFL. These are 3 NFL calibre QB’s.

truedawg

May 6th, 2011
11:57 am

Can’t blame a guy for wantign to talk about the dawgs…is there a better topic in football? He was raised to be someother fan and now is growing up and asking questions..”why do i have to hate UGA?” They have more class, and more history ..I’m jealous!!” ITS GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG

Better Dawgs!

May 6th, 2011
11:58 am

This site needs handles. Not sure why you would allow this go on this long???

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2011
12:16 pm

I’m sure the opposing MLB would be glad to whisper to him what those hand signals mean.

Alabama | MrSEC.com

May 6th, 2011
12:23 pm

[...] a near mutiny at the 2007 Outback Bowl?  Odd little story.3.  Some folks in the Peach State are wondering if Georgia should pass on signing a quarterback in 2012.4.  Former Kentucky Mr. Everything Randall Cobb is having to wait to get started with the Green Bay [...]

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2011
12:24 pm

Give Bill a break. He doesn’t make the rules, and we got some sleep-aid to sell here people!

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
12:25 pm

G1,

It is a proven fact, not a myth that Richt never wins less than 10 games while HC at UGA when he has a returning starting QB. Shockley doesn’t disprove these facts, he supports them because he played a lot in 2004 and actually started a game vs GT. So he too was actually a QB returning who had started for UGA the prior year.

Murray had never played before 2010.

This year he will be a returning starter so I expect the minimum 10 win trend to continue.

G1

May 6th, 2011
12:26 pm

It concerns me that Stafford led offense got bout 36 points a game against ranked teams in 2007, it dropped to 15 points a game last season with Murray. Down from 20 with Cox, where Cox had the same offensive line and receivers and backs as Aaron Murray. Comparisons of Murray to Stafford are far fetched, 36 points a game against ranked teams vs. 15 with Murray? That’s 20 point gap. Stafford & Greene also had much better win totals in their 1st year as a starter than Murray.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
12:29 pm

He’s back………………

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2011
12:34 pm

So that is Stafford’s second year with Knowshon outscoring Murray’s freshman year with Carlton? Hmmm. I’m starting to formulate a plan here.

G1

May 6th, 2011
12:37 pm

Murray is a better comparison to Joe Cox, since they both had the same offensive line, receivers and backs. Cox went 8-5, Murray 6-7. Cox threw 60% of his td’s against ranked teams, Murray threw 20% of his td’s against ranked teams. I do think Lemay will end up being ‘the guy’ at UGA, likely by the 3rd game.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
12:38 pm

You don’t need to be concerned G1.

Just accept the facts.

1.)All of your ideas are stupid.
2.)All of your stats are lies
3.)You are not welcome on this blog

Just accept it. Breathe. Live longer.

G1

May 6th, 2011
12:44 pm

Got to get better QB play against teams with winning records.

UGA QB’s have got between 15-19 td’s against winning teams from 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Dropped to 8 td’s against winning teams in 2010 with Murray.

That’s got to change fast, or UGA needs a new QB.

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2011
12:44 pm

Is is true that they took down the Hooters poster from the hall of the tech freshman dorm and put a chart of the UGA-Vs ranked teams breakdown?

Or does the average Georgia fan just who how “we” did in those so casually?

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
12:46 pm

You don’t need to be concerned G1.

Just accept the facts.

1.)All of your ideas are stupid.
2.)All of your stats are lies
3.)You are not welcome on this blog

Just accept it. Breathe. Live longer.

G1

May 6th, 2011
12:51 pm

I’ll give Murray credit, 5 of his 24 td’s were legit, against ranked teams. Need to see more of that kind of production when it really counts, not against the Vanderbilts, obviously.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
12:53 pm

You don’t need to be concerned G1.

Just accept the facts.

1.)All of your ideas are stupid.
2.)All of your stats are lies
3.)You are not welcome on this blog

G1

May 6th, 2011
12:54 pm

Really, really, really liked Lemay’s Spring.

70% completion rate.

Threw a td every 4 passes.

And had a game winning drive as a true freshman in front of 45,000 fans on G-Day, with all the pressure on him.

Also like how Lemay beat Independence at home, for the 1st loss of Indep at home in over 20 years.

Lemay won’t crack against Florida, he’ll be ready for the challenge.

Rufus

May 6th, 2011
12:57 pm

Who’s Hutson Mason ?

Redacted

May 6th, 2011
1:00 pm

Altamaha – Yeah, we who how we did.

G1

May 6th, 2011
1:00 pm

If UGA starts out 0-2 with Murray, as I suspect, and Richt goes with Lemay, Lemay will get Richt to 9 wins. If Richt goes 2-0 with Murray, then he should stick with Murray and get to 9 or 10 wins. Either way, Georgia wins a bunch. Only way Richt loses, is if Murray goes 0-2, and Richt doesn’t change.

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2011
1:02 pm

Might want to check that TD stat again.

DawginLex

May 6th, 2011
1:06 pm

You don’t need to be concerned G1.

Just accept the facts.

1.)All of your ideas are stupid.
2.)All of your stats are lies
3.)You are not welcome on this blog

Just accept it. Breathe. Live longer

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2011
1:09 pm

Or at least get it right.

You are 27% innaccurate when trolling with TD stats in winning blog reports.

just me

May 6th, 2011
1:28 pm

This might already have been brought up, but don’t forget about QB Mike Tamburo that is transfering from Boise St. He probably won’t ever be a season long starter, but he should fill that need for an extra back-up QB that will allow us to skip signing a QB in 2012. I linked the article from early march about the transfer.

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2011/03/11/qb-mike-tamburo-to-transfer-from-boise-state-to-georgia/

Illinois Dawg

May 6th, 2011
2:51 pm

Rufus:

Who is Brookwood High School?

1eyedJack

May 6th, 2011
3:14 pm

Lord, I am thankful that we don’t have to depend on Tevin Washington at QB.

Well Bill, everybody’s lookin’ for answers…

Were gonna have at least six QBs come reportin’ time.

We got us a matched pair of pigskin kickers.

As for the athletes….front seven is gonna be some kind of fun to watch. Hopefully they’ll make our secondary obsolete.

Keith Marshall, John Theus, Geno Smith, Jordan Jenkins, Josh Clemons, Joe Harris, Jonathan Taylor, Vadal Alexander…. hot dang, we gotta sign those boys to a big fat contract! Hell’s bells, Mr. King, if we don’t the goldarn competition will!

As for the O-Line, now you may call it an unreasoning optimism. You may call it obtuse. But the plain fact is we still have three months of conditioning and twenty-nine practices to get them fellers hard and in sync. They’re mostly four-star Seniors and Juniors with an odd Sophomore thrown in for flavor. We just need to start feeding them a little gun powder around the Dawg Days of summer and they’ll be ready to blow up the Tater Tots.

Inside the 10 yard marker let’s line up Boo behind Figgins in a Power-I with two tight ends and god bless the strong safety.

We’ll be back on top again soon. Don’t think for a minute you’ve heard the last of the Georgia Bulldogs!

Randall H.

May 6th, 2011
4:53 pm

Isn’t there something a little more relevant to report at this time?

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 6th, 2011
5:30 pm

I can’t get over the fact that people seem to blame Murray for UGA’s record last year as if he was playing all 22 positions. I didn’t realize he was the nose tackle we so much needed last year, or when he played in the secondary, he bounced off of people who had the ball, and couldn’t stop a pass from being completed.
And darn it, on offense he always fumbled at critical times, and if he had only blocked better for himself, we would never have lost. And if he was only a little taller, A. J. Greene would not have missed those first four games. And to fumble the ball when they had Colorado beat, he should be punished severly. And if he had only gone for that fourth down and inches instead of deciding on a field goal, we could have put that game away also.
The only thing Murray was guilty of is trying too hard sometimes to carry half the team on his shoulders, because they were playing so poorly as a unit. That folks, is also what is called leadership and Murray showed that a lot last year. With an improvemnt by a lot of folks on this team, Murray will be a very good QB and he surely can lead UGA. They just need to support him more by playing like they are capable of doing. His stats. compared favorably to the good QB Alabama had last year. If you don’t believe it, look at the stats. for the two and you will see the simularities.
No QB is going to transfer out of UGA this year and LeMay is far from ready to assume the QB role and take it from Murray. Mason will not transfer because it would not be a real gain on his part, sitting out a year, not even being able to practice with the team he would transfer to. He is the most capable back up that UGA has at QB and I expect we will see him some and not just in a mop up role. If he were going to traqnsfer, he would have done it by now. To transfer now, just means he will become a fan and have to learn the system where he transfers to, pretty quick or another year passes him by.

GO DAWGS

dogs seem a little sensitive today on this blog

May 6th, 2011
6:07 pm

look what you dog spanky posted on the recruit blog…classy!

Looking ahead

May 6th, 2011
8:36 pm

Assume at least a couple of QBs will do a “Nettenberger” and be dismissed. Murray will have his head handed to him by SC. At least one of the QBs-in-waiting will flunk out, so you need to sign some more players.

And then there’s Richt, the crappiest excuse for a coach in the SEC.

Dreamin'...

May 6th, 2011
8:38 pm

We’ll be back on top again soon. Don’t think for a minute you’ve heard the last of the Georgia Bulldogs!

Dream on, dawgtard.

Fernando Appleyard

May 6th, 2011
10:25 pm

Funny thing is we ain’t gonna need any engineers pretty soon. Obuma has killed NASA and sold off Chrysler. He’s working on killing Boeing and the oil industry. Lockheed will be next. How many engineers does it take to build concentration camps comrades?

Ya’ll better get to work on an efficient solar panel or electric car. Won’t be much call for engineers in the new Global World Order, unless you count agricultural engineers. Ya’ll got that program over there? Be a hundred engineers fighting for the job of the guy that sits in the bucket on the side of the truck and paints stripes on the highway.

Meanwhile your gridiron squad sucks and is going to suck next season also.

AltamahaDawg

May 6th, 2011
10:58 pm

Did I read Richt just offered the Camden Co. QB for 2013?

ugab

May 6th, 2011
11:40 pm

Since MR lost the other coaches players he has lost it. We need QBs. Most of all we need OL and Dl to win in the SEC. not qbs rbs.

Dawg Whisperer

May 7th, 2011
12:23 am

Everyone has an opinion and no one’s opinion counts except for the UGA coaches. No need to get bent out of shape over any comments on this blog. When coach Richt starts taking advice from any blog, it will be time for him to find greener pastures. He isn’t exactly fretting over the QB situation at UGA. Most SEC schools would like to have this depth problem.

bbitto

May 7th, 2011
1:07 am

METTENBERGER got himself in the Dog house.Nobody made him do it.He made a costly stupid mistake and it cost him big time.He could have very well been the no 1Qb at Georgia,but he screwed up.Murray is no1 and it is his job to lose.If the other Qb’s want playing time then they need to work there tails off and try to impress Coach Richt and play as a team player and not an individual.People do get hurt including Qb’s.

warpath1

May 7th, 2011
7:47 am

Ga has a good trio of Q-backs with Murray, Huston, and LeMay. Marshall out of Wilcox can also play Q-back if necessary. Truth is there isn’t a Q-back Ga has offered in the class of 12 that is as good as Marshall so that gives us 4 signal callers. Also just offered the Ramsey kid out of Camden Co. this week and he’ll be one of the top Q-backs in the southeast in the class of 13. Ramsey also said Ga is at the top of his list of where he wants to play. Being all of this I don’t see Ga making the Q-back slot a priority this coming season. Unless someone gets hurt they are other places GA can just schollys.

Chaddd Scottt: will work for food

May 7th, 2011
7:56 am

They should recruit a new head coach. 31 years and counting.

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 7th, 2011
8:50 am

I am not sure UGA can get a quality QB for 2012 with the guns we already have. I can’t see a highly rated QB wanting to be a 4th on the list type of guy when their High school coaches make them believe they are God’s gift to football when they are playing.
Would seem to me it is hard to recruit a QB right now, when the only sales pitch you can offer him is, we need a backup. With the three we already have, will a young man, unless he just wants that red and black uniform so bad, be willing to maybe wait in line for possibly three year or more to play meaningful ball. There just aren’t that many around like Greens understudy, with that much heart and dedication.
Kids these days grow up in a society where they believe in instant gratification and are not taught patience and a lot of loyalty. Sacrifice is not a word they are familar with, sad to say.

Matt

May 9th, 2011
12:52 pm

Lemay needs to redshirt. Mason needs to realize there is probably a reason that UGA was the only big school that offered him. If he wants to transfer then transfer, our team is not weakened with no Hutson Mason on it.

dawgfacedboy

May 9th, 2011
12:53 pm

I would redshirt all QBs if possible. They need to get used to the speed of the game and grasp the playbook. If you have the numbers why not redshirt them.