Richt ‘very hopeful’ Murray can resume practice by Monday

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who didn’t practice Tuesday because of injuries suffered against Auburn, could return to work by the first practice of next week, coach Mark Richt said this afternoon.

“I’m very hopeful that by Monday he’ll get to do something — and hopefully everything by then,” Richt said. “It’s one thing to be able to drop back and throw the ball and another to be able to play in a real, live football game. We’ve tried all year  not to get him hit in practice, so that will be the goal next week, too.”

Georgia’s next game, its regular-season finale, is Nov. 27 against Georgia Tech in Athens.

Murray suffered a bruised knee and a bruised sternum in last week’s loss to Auburn, during which he took several controversial hits from Tigers defensive tackle Nick Fairley.

With an open date on Saturday, Georgia has only one practice remaining this week, that on Thursday. Richt didn’t rule out Murray participating in that session, but it seems doubtful.

“It truly is day-to-day,” Richt said. “We’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”

Richt cautioned that practice conditions are quite different than game conditions for a quarterback.

“There is a difference between being able to practice the way we practice without the quarterback getting hit and actually being in the game,” Richt said. “My guess is he’ll be able to do some things practice-wise, but in the end will he be able to play?”

Richt told the Touchdown Club of Atlanta on Monday, “We think by game time he’ll be able to play.” Later Monday, Richt said on his radio call-in show, “There is no guarantee he will play in the game, but we’re thinking there’s a good chance he will.”

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gdawginkalamazoo

November 17th, 2010
1:40 pm

Give Mason some reps.

gdawginkalamazoo

November 17th, 2010
1:42 pm

I would imagine we have some fats guys who could take some cheap shots at him in prcatice, don’t we? Just to toughen him up a little. Not that he needs it, seems to be one hell of a bulldog at this point.

Todd

November 17th, 2010
1:48 pm

I’m so blessed and thankful that Aron will be back to practice. I forgive with all my heart the kid from Allbarn, the juco kid who they got in to school somehow, who made the cheap hits on Aron.

Let’s pause and say a prayer for the Allbarn kid.

I’m just so blessed to be at UGA, I was telling Greg McGarity that I repent and will never say a bad word about the Gators and I have sinned for perseverating over them.

Amen, Mark Ricth

Sanford Drive

November 17th, 2010
1:53 pm

Tech is nervous. Tech is scared. Tech KNOWS WITHOUT A DOUBT they are being led to the slaughter house on their bus ride down Hwy 316 E.

Techies…. what is your plan to stop King and Ealey (again?), How about AJ Green and Kris Durham, neither of whom played you in 2009?

Tech is about to get a rude, rude wakeup callin the difference in SEC lineman and ACC lineman(sic).

DAWGS 48 Nerds 13

bass stringerfish

November 17th, 2010
1:58 pm

Murray or Mason. Either one will light up that Tech Defense. My only concern about this game from a physical point of view is the play of our ends. Will they..after all these games now…ever learn to contain instead of automatically crashing down? Maybe that’s how they are coached, but even Pop Warner coaches know that without containment against the option, you’re toast. Everyone has to play their position and do their own job. Without Nesbitt, we should controil this ball game if we do that. The other thing is the fight for a bowl game and the Hate that is on the field. I hope it doesn’t manifest itself into stupid penalties (like at Auburn) and cost us big…

Saint Simons

November 17th, 2010
1:58 pm

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mcdaviddawg

November 17th, 2010
2:00 pm

We’ll if the qtr back can be back, maybe Richt can come back from his 5 years off. Or maybe he’s been gone to long.

1eyedJack

November 17th, 2010
2:00 pm

My money’s on Aron.

Bubba

November 17th, 2010
2:02 pm

Hey Sanford you got it right Tech is scared but probably of the 10 UGA Players who got arrested, thugs and idiots is the best way to put it. King and Ealey will likely run for many yards, the only way to stop King is probably to ask him for his license, ooops I had a bench warrant.

UGA 42 GT 10

athenian

November 17th, 2010
2:05 pm

Has Richt gotten Murray fitted for his new little pink skirt that he will wear from now on? If anyone hits Murray will that player be thrown out of the game and suspended by the SEC. If the uga line can’t block anybody, and Murray doesn’t want to get hit he can probably join the gym dogs.

South Ga Dawg

November 17th, 2010
2:06 pm

UGA 42 Nerds 17

Sanford Drive

November 17th, 2010
2:08 pm

LOVE IT!!!!

It’s a tell-all sign when the only smack talk coming fromyour “rival” has only to do with off-field incidents unrelated to football.

Oh how i cannot wait to see the pee pee yellow shirts leaving Sanford Stadium in the late 3rd quarter.

UGADAWG1978

November 17th, 2010
2:13 pm

Saint Simons quit living in the past. Bringing up scores from 2 years ago. You are a joke. Bragging rights have a shelf life of one year. As of last year WE run this state. Go Dawgs. Saint Simon is a retard. I thought techies were smart?

thom

November 17th, 2010
2:13 pm

GO COACH MARK (FOX AND RICHT) THE ABSOLUTE BEST! http://www.wedgeorgia.com

Buckeye

November 17th, 2010
2:15 pm

The who cares bowl………

UGADAWG1978

November 17th, 2010
2:16 pm

I am going to add athenian to the retard list. He hit murray a good 2 steps after he let go of the ball. Thats late in the NFL. Diving for his knees was a nice touch too. Maybe you should keep your pink skirt for yourself.

destin dawg

November 17th, 2010
2:16 pm

Play Mason more.. Parade mag all American.. good passer 6′ 3″… love Murray but every team needs 2 or 3 QB’s.. Lemay next year and Nick Marshall (SS and BBall)… we’ll be good at QB.. need stud RB.. could be Malcome ?? if Crowell doesn’t commit look else where… couple more LB’s… Go Dawgs !! Beat Tech !!

WreckIt

November 17th, 2010
2:21 pm

Here’s one fan hoping for a good clean-old-fashioned hate game. Notice the key words here: Clean, none of this garbage play that seems to be en vogue in the SEC. Two teams having a rough season playing real clean football trying to put an exclamation point on the end of a down season. Hate, we don’t like you, certainly envy you for things, and take an extra measure of pride from beating you – whenever we manage to. Old Fashioned, it’s been this way for a long time. Don’t dishonor the folks who’ve played the game before and rooted for the game before by being a tool this week (aka don’t be like the whiner/loser Bill who writes the blawg here).

Whether you play with Murray or without you’ll be a load for my Jackets – as you always are. Don’t underestimate Tevin either. Good luck to you, but not enough luck to get the W.

GO JACKETS!

KimZ'sPackage

November 17th, 2010
2:27 pm

Richt is HOPEFUL he can keep his HAIR and TAN(maybe his JOB) all winter, but he damn well expects Murray to play. If Hutson starts who is left for the back-up? Lohan I mean Logan’s Run(unless he is returing a punt)? UGA fans will be so drunk will they really care about the game?

KimZ'sPackage

November 17th, 2010
2:29 pm

UGA players can’t be thinking about the TECH game. They have those HARD FINAL EXAMS and AVOIDING AN ARREST to worry about.

Still@theBAR

November 17th, 2010
2:30 pm

Will it be Illegal for the cops to arrest UGA fans for DUI after this Game? Isn’t that “Hunting on a Baited Field”?

Todd

November 17th, 2010
2:32 pm

I love dudes!

Still@theBAR

November 17th, 2010
2:33 pm

KimZ'sPackage

November 17th, 2010
2:33 pm

I love Still@theBAR and Todd!

Dawglasville

November 17th, 2010
2:34 pm

I don’t care if Justin Houston has to qb, we had better beat Tech. I can’t take anymore losing.

WreckIt – Nice post.
KimZ’sPackage – Are we really going to do this?

KimZ'sPackage

November 17th, 2010
2:35 pm

Dawglasville – I love you!

JB

November 17th, 2010
2:40 pm

Oh boy….go to SEC RANT and read the recap of the Cam Gate mess from beginning to end…
If It’s true, I’ve gone from being mad at Auburn to feeling sorry for our SEC fellow brethren.
It explains why the FBI is involved. It’s gonna be bad folks….

Tim

November 17th, 2010
2:50 pm

I understand the state of Georgia is finally getting an Engineering School.

That Guy

November 17th, 2010
2:52 pm

@ JB,

Just another typical year in the SEC. As a mutt, you should be grateful to Auburn for taking the heat away from the upstanding citizens that make up your football team. Keep up the good work though, your school is well on its way to a 2nd consecutive Fulmer Cup victory. Now THAT’S something you can be proud of.

Glory Glory

November 17th, 2010
2:53 pm

What’s with Techies thinking that if anybody aspires to do something other than be an Engineer, they fail at life?

Sammy

November 17th, 2010
2:54 pm

Joe Cox still has eligibility. There are rumors that he may come back as a nose guard.

tyger

November 17th, 2010
2:56 pm

Black Power Poll TM
Week 11 2010

1. Bethune (9)
2. S. Carolina St (13)
3. Albany St (5)
4. Grambling (22)
5. FAMU
6. Texas Southern
7. FVSU (22)
8. Morehouse (23)
9. Shaw (25)
10. Tuskegee

(#) – Top 25 Ranking Coaches Polls, FCS, AFCA

for more: http://www.hbcuclassics.com

Glory Glory

November 17th, 2010
2:56 pm

Heres a classic case of hypocrisy…….

Georgia Tech releases RB Chris JAckson from team today for “violating team rules”…… Paul Johson says in interview “it was nothing big”….

Where are the damning headlines AJC?????

http://www.macon.com/techtalk/?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&insiteUserId=83033061-8e5f-4406-b8c9-7104c5b74798&plckPostId=Blog%3a83033061-8e5f-4406-b8c9-7104c5b74798Post%3a5207d99d-fca3-41ae-b156-7fe4ab31464a&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest#ixzz15Ys6vp4I

That Guy

November 17th, 2010
2:56 pm

Oh and GO TECH!!!!!!

Glory Glory

November 17th, 2010
2:58 pm

tyger…..

could you imagine for a second if some colleges called themselves “Historically White Colleges” or there were a poll called the “White Power Poll TM”

Don’t litter these blogs with your racist crap.

Summit Dawg

November 17th, 2010
3:04 pm

KimZ’s Package, Are you telling me Tech fans don’t drink and get drunk?

JB

November 17th, 2010
3:04 pm

That guy……..I know you want to be funny and Anti Georgia……but this is some heavy stuff….
The FBI had been wire tapping this McGregor guy for a year about election rigging for state wide Casino passage, and this pay per play fell in their lap in the wire taps….Joke if you wish…..I hope it’s not true….Don’t know if they will hand it over to the NCAA if true, don’t know that they can due to non federal offense…..Good luck. Story say’s Trooper Taylor on tape asking for 200,000 to wrap up this recruiting class……Let’s hope it’s not true.

Dawg Tired

November 17th, 2010
3:13 pm

Todd – Do you really think that mocking someone’s religious faith is proper? I find it difficult to believe you think that is appropriate adult behavior, but just in case you do, please be advised it is not. In fact, it is extremely immature behavior.

Glory Glory

November 17th, 2010
3:15 pm

Summit Dawg…..

That’s exactly right. Tech fans want to make you think they are a woman’s club in 1919 supporting Prohibition. If you ask them, their tailgates (atop the Varsity Parking lot on North Ave) consist of lemonade and sweet tea.

Truth is, the only Tech game I have ever attended was more of a client “entertaining” trip to Bobby Dodd in 2008 against Miami. There was a middle aged man, there alone, drinking rum out of a very large dasani bottle sitting right behind us. He was eventually kicked out of the game after completely embarrassing himself and Tech, spilling his saliva and rum mixed spew all over people around him.

Things like this happen at EVERY college football stadium in the country, but the fact of the matter is, Tech is not immune to it like they would like you to believe.

TO HELL WITH GEORGIA TECH. Hypocrites.

JD

November 17th, 2010
3:25 pm

JD

November 17th, 2010
3:26 pm

Glory glory Who is Chris Jackson??

WreckIt

November 17th, 2010
3:28 pm

Glory Glory, what in the sam hill are you talking about? No real Tech fan denies what you’re talking about. Look at our fight song… I’d say that at least we’re honest about it. Budweiser was best buds with our band, and we still play their song… even now that they’re not a US company anymore… stupid InBev. Anyway, you should have seen us at the BYU game. We gave those poor people a rough time. I felt a little bad. Of course, we lost a talented RB to a torn ACL that day, so maybe we bring this on ourselves. *sigh*. Tech fans aren’t always classy. In fact, we’ve always been a little more Junior and a little less Hank. (If you need help with that reference, maybe you’re not a UGA fan).

Nerds like to drink. It ain’t right, it ain’t good, but it is true.

JB

November 17th, 2010
3:28 pm

What a stroke of luck last year. AU, coming off a 7-5 season under a no name coach, lands 6 #1 players from 6 different states, 4 changing their mind late to attend AU……Hard work and luck I guess…….

BEAT UGAY THIS SAT TECH,THE MUTTS R DOWN

November 17th, 2010
3:29 pm

STING THOSE MUTTS THIS WEEKEND!

WreckIt

November 17th, 2010
3:30 pm

Clarification: The BYU game was in 2004 maybe? I was taking a trip in the way-back machine. Man, we were rude that day.

reebok

November 17th, 2010
3:30 pm

As a Tech fan, I never hope for any player to get injured. If Murray can’t play, it’s anybody’s game. If Murray plays…well, it could get ugly for my Jackets. However it goes, I am looking forward to some clean, old-fashioned hate!

Sanford Drive

November 17th, 2010
3:38 pm

Thelast copuple days I have seen Tech fans talking about how Tech should win because UGA has a bad record and is down.

Do you Techies really feel like UGA is a typical 5-6 team??

If so, there is a VERY rude awakening in store for you in 10 days.

Really?

November 17th, 2010
3:40 pm

BEAT UGAY THIS SAT TECH,THE MUTTS R DOWN – It is going to be extremely tough for Tech to beat the Dawgs this Saturday seeing how the game isn’t this Saturday. You sir are an idiot!

Sanford Drive

November 17th, 2010
3:41 pm

Also, Duke beat Navy, while NAvy runs a better triple option than Tech did with Nesbitt.

I hope to god Manboobs Johnson is overlooking Duke, and thinking about the “big fish” out in Athens.

Saint Simons

November 17th, 2010
3:44 pm

I like it in the butt