Murray drops the glove (plus other news and notes from UGA camp)
ATHENS — Here you go, the first bits of news from Georgia’s preseason camp:
- After wearing a glove on his throwing hand throughout spring practice, quarterback Aaron Murray said he has rethought the matter and will not wear a glove in preseason camp or during the season. “I tried it on and off throughout the summer but just decided I felt more comfortable without the glove,” Murray said today. “I think I’m fine without it.”
- The plan, at least at the moment, is for quarterback-turned-wide receiver Logan Gray to take no practice reps at QB. But coach Mark Richt said Gray has been told to stay “mentally prepared” to play QB, and that the situation might be reassessed in a few weeks depending on how true freshman Hutson Mason is progressing as Murray’s potential backup.
- So for now Georgia has a redshirt freshman (Murray), a true freshman (Mason) and two walk-ons (freshmen Parker Welch and Greg Bingham) at quarterback. “The quarterback room has got to be youngest room in the history of college football,” Richt said. “A little bit scary in there.”
- Starting inside linebacker Akeem Dent will miss most of preseason camp after undergoing toe surgery last week, but Richt says it’s still possible Dent could be ready to play in the Bulldogs’ season opener Sept. 4 against Louisiana-Lafayette.
- Freshman offensive lineman Kolton Houston is sidelined with a foot injury. Not clear how long he’ll be out.
- Richt said he doesn’t know how long it’ll take the NCAA investigation to play out but said all players are eligible for practice.
- Georgia takes the practice field for the first time of the 2010 preseason at 3:25 p.m.
More from first day of Georgia camp: click here.