QB Gray meets with Richt; no decision yet on transfer (UPDATED)

(Updated 8 p.m.)

Logan Gray, Georgia’s No. 2 quarterback, met Monday with coach Mark Richt to discuss his status on the team and the possibility of transferring to another school.

Gray remained with the Bulldogs as of Monday night, associate athletics director Claude Felton said, but “he is weighing options for the remainder of his playing career.”

The uncertainty about Gray’s future surfaced four days after Richt revealed the Bulldogs’ post-spring depth chart, which has Gray, a junior, behind redshirt freshman Aaron Murray at quarterback.

Richt’s dismissal of Zach Mettenberger from the team on April 18 left Murray and Gray as the only quarterbacks in the Georgia program until recruit Hutson Mason arrives this summer from Marietta’s Lassiter High.

So if Gray decides to transfer, that would leave a true freshman, Mason, as Murray’s apparent backup in the fall.

There was no indication Monday night that Gray has made a decision. He was not available for comment.

Gray has two years of eligibility remaining at Georgia but, under NCAA transfer rules, would have only one year to play if he moved to another Division I-A school. He would retain two years of eligibility if he transferred to a school in a lower division.

Richt said last week that Murray’s spot atop the depth chart does not guarantee he will be the starter in the Sept. 4 season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Gray, from Columbia, Mo., was Georgia’s backup quarterback last season but played minimally behind senior starter Joe Cox.

646 comments Add your comment

Parkland Dawg

April 26th, 2010
4:41 pm

This is not good.

1eyedJack

April 26th, 2010
4:46 pm

It never rains but it pours.

Alphare

April 26th, 2010
4:47 pm

Now Murray has no threat but himself. We will see he will handle it.

Will

April 26th, 2010
4:47 pm

The Gray/Valdosta State rumor is very real folks. The UGA offensive line had better get it together quickly or this could be a very long 2010 season. The spring game was an embarrassment for them.

Dawg days of September

April 26th, 2010
4:47 pm

Everybody chill out!!! Richt will start Logan by the first game!!! It’s his ammo. Look at the past year’s. Murray will get his start after two losses this season.You can go bet on it!!!!

Dawg Thang

April 26th, 2010
4:47 pm

Don’t let the door hit you in the butt.

Gratefuldawghead

April 26th, 2010
4:48 pm

Hoping its just a rumor!

What do you call a team without a QB?

April 26th, 2010
4:48 pm

ugaaccountant

April 26th, 2010
4:48 pm

I don’t get it. Logan is 1 injury away from being a starting quarterback in the SEC.

Just Wait til THIS year

April 26th, 2010
4:50 pm

What about that Brandon Horne or Drew Turner kid? They both have a year of eligibility left!!!

baxter367

April 26th, 2010
4:51 pm

nobody panic yet. Its probably a report from some kids facebook blog. Until the University comes out with an official report Georgia is fine.

Yep

April 26th, 2010
4:51 pm

Don’t think Hutson Mason will be ready to play 4 fall’s from now, much less this fall.

kauai dawg

April 26th, 2010
4:52 pm

Don’t fall for the rumors….. they will drive you crazy.

If Logan was going to leave, earlier would have made much more sense than now. The timing as one comment said… “He is an injury away from starting in the SEC”. Go DAWGS! 30-24

F-105 Thunderchief

April 26th, 2010
4:53 pm

Two tight ends and direct snaps to Ealey and King. No problem.

reality

April 26th, 2010
4:53 pm

What a great program…it will be tough to win 7.

UGAy

April 26th, 2010
4:53 pm

Keepin it Real

April 26th, 2010
4:53 pm

Dawg days of September, did you really say “It’s his ammo”?

St. Richt

April 26th, 2010
4:54 pm

Probably a pretty good chance this will happen. I remember when a report like this came out about Jaybo Shaw leaving GT, and only 2-3 weeks later the official announcement was made. Where theres smoke theres fire.

SimpleDawg

April 26th, 2010
4:55 pm

I’m sure anything is possible, but rumors of Gray’s tranferring sounds someone wanting to stir the pile just to see how bad it will smell….

Sounds like “bovine scathology”……to borrow a quote from General Norman Schwartzkoff.

options

April 26th, 2010
4:56 pm

How about asking Mett to re-join? ha

Ron Roberts

April 26th, 2010
4:57 pm

Best of luck, Logan; sucks we didn’t find a way to use you, but then, with every shot you had, you did little to prove your worth, either.

St. Richt

April 26th, 2010
4:57 pm

Frankly, I never could figure out why all of these top QB recruits were signing with UGA anyway the last several years. It seems like they were stockpiling 4 and 5 star QB’s and it seemed inevitable that some would transfer. Looks like its finally happening…

Monticello Dawg

April 26th, 2010
4:57 pm

I am guessing we will see Branden Smith taking a few snaps each game out of the shotgun if Murray gets hurt and Logan is gone, plus a heavy dose of King and Ealey.

Dorsey Hill

April 26th, 2010
4:57 pm

Dawg days of September,

Dude, “M.O.” is short hand for “modus operandi.” Its not “ammo.” Damn that’s funny though!

Tech fan I assume?

As far as Logan, I couldn’t blame the kid. He might thrive somewhere else, but our system isn’t the best fit for him. Consider the fact that Texas played in the MNC game with a true fresham back-up before we jump off a bridge or something. We may actually be better off getting Hutson back up reps anyway because there really is no chance that Logan is ever going to be the guy at Georgia.

I’d rather Logan stay, but he has to make the best decision for him, not us.

Dawg Dominance

April 26th, 2010
4:57 pm

I would prefer letting the ball bounce on punt returns anyway, especially if there’s no true return man back there. Logan Who??

Bob

April 26th, 2010
4:58 pm

Message boards and Twitter huh? Those are some pretty solid sources.

dawgma

April 26th, 2010
4:58 pm

Rut row george.

Time for CMR to put his selling shuz on.

computersaremyonlyfriend

April 26th, 2010
5:02 pm

Rambo was a QB in HS

dawgma

April 26th, 2010
5:02 pm

Enter your comments here

Mr. Pappagiorgio

April 26th, 2010
5:02 pm

Just read that this rumor apparently “Roils” me…didn’t know that.

Headward

April 26th, 2010
5:02 pm

Logan, you just have to look at Richt’s track record with QB’s and understand that you are going to get jerked around if you stay at UGA. Best of luck to you elsewhere.

Dawgs Rule

April 26th, 2010
5:03 pm

No big deal—he wouldn’t have played anyway and would have had some attitude issues sitting on the bench.

Paul (you doesn't have to call me Johnson)

April 26th, 2010
5:03 pm

Ward, I’m worried about the Dawgs!
Aw June, the Dawgs will be just fine. Isn’t Joe Tereshinski IV ready yet?

I Hate UGAY

April 26th, 2010
5:04 pm

He can start for Fairmont State College….he he he

The Ghost of Wally Butts

April 26th, 2010
5:05 pm

Can blame the guy for wanting to play. Blake Barnes held the clipboard and then opted to do the same thing.

If Murray is all we got, then here’s hoping we can keep him from the some of the recent traditions of UGA players: acosting women in bars, acosting women in general, being drop dead drunk in public, beating up cab drivers and passengers…..need I continue? Oh, and if you by chance get a nice ring from the SEC Championship (or more likely the Velveeta Cheese Bowl) – try to resist the urge to sell it on e-bay.

Jacket4life

April 26th, 2010
5:06 pm

I don’t blame the boy. Maybe he wants a real education. There’s not much call for basket weavers these days you know.

I Hate UGAY

April 26th, 2010
5:07 pm

Do ya got a defensive tackle who played quarterback in Pop Warner? Git him ready….he he ha ha

HugoStiglitz

April 26th, 2010
5:07 pm

Wow, now it is really all on Murray. No pressure or anything.

1eyedJack

April 26th, 2010
5:07 pm

I’m afraid, if true, this would cause CMR and Bobo to put a leash on Murray’s scrambling and that could cramp his style.

Grandad

April 26th, 2010
5:07 pm

No Problem; Baccari Rambo can just run the “Wild-Dawg” offense.

“Necessity is the mother of *innovation” *[invention].
Aesop’s fable

Coach Lame Kitten

April 26th, 2010
5:08 pm

Hey, anybody know Z-Mett’s cell number? He sure sounds like my kind of guy.

Not a Bulldog or Tech fan!!!

April 26th, 2010
5:08 pm

Have you noticed how many players keep getting into trouble or they are getting thrown off the team? Some are just quitting outright. Seems they are not recruiting good citizens or these kids are tired of the Richt program. Either way, another ho hum season and Coach Richt will have to answer to those “I ONLY CARE ABOUT WINS” alumni!!!

To Hell with Georgia

April 26th, 2010
5:09 pm

The ship is sinking Mutt Nation ! HAHA

MetaDawgs

April 26th, 2010
5:10 pm

Don’t worry—richt and bobo used to be QBs! They will really “coach up” murray and he’ll be the best QB in the SEC!!! He’ll light up the scoreboard with TD passes and allow the UG backups to get in the game and get experience!

lanier

April 26th, 2010
5:10 pm

Gray is no loss and they have other QBs in the program

1eyedJack

April 26th, 2010
5:11 pm

Hutson…you better be studying that playbook…test on Friday.

Nobody wants to coach or play @ THUGA

April 26th, 2010
5:11 pm

Jumping ship flea bags!

ugaaccountant

April 26th, 2010
5:11 pm

Either way, another ho hum season and Coach Richt will have to answer to those “I ONLY CARE ABOUT WINS” alumni!!!

Fortunately, those aren’t the kind of alumni at our University. Our fanbase is above such reactionary thinking.

Andrew

April 26th, 2010
5:12 pm

“If Gray were to depart” ummm he is gone. Kicked off of the team means just that. He’s not coming back this year, and next year I’m sure we’ll have the problem fixed.

Swamp Dude

April 26th, 2010
5:12 pm

I mean does it really matter come October 30th? NO it does not.