Murray throws ‘gingerly’ on side; Gray gets some snaps at QB

ATHENS – Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray remained sidelined from practice Thursday because of knee and sternum bruises suffered in Saturday’s game against Auburn.

Wearing sweatpants and a jersey, Murray was tossing a football on the sideline in the portion of practice open to the media.

Richt said later that Murray threw the ball “gingerly, or carefully” but had full range of motion and threw without pain. “He just can’t go quick yet,” Richt said.

Richt reiterated that he hopes Murray will be able to do “everything” at Georgia’s next practice, which is Monday. That “would give him and us more confidence he’ll be able to play” in the Nov. 27 regular-season finale against Georgia Tech, Richt said.

“He’s just not there yet,” Richt said. “He’s improving pretty rapidly.”

If Murray is unable to play against Tech, freshman Hutson Mason would start, Richt said. Quarterback-turned-receiver Logan Gray has gotten some snaps at quarterback in practice this week but “would be more of an emergency” QB, Richt said. Mason has played in three games.

Murray’s bruised sternum is a bigger issue than the knee at this point, Richt said. Georgia has an open date this week, and Murray will continue to get treatment through the weekend.

120 comments Add your comment

StevenW

November 18th, 2010
10:37 pm

GT will be no cakewalk. CPJ is a coach. Hope Murray’s at 100%, and we get to 6 wins for the Bowl game. PapaJohns here we come!

Joe Cox

November 18th, 2010
11:13 pm

Fire Mark Richt….and no to Boise St. Chris Petersen is too good of a coach for Richt to match wits with.

Saint Simons

November 18th, 2010
11:24 pm

Wow StevenW, so CPJ is a coach. And all of this time I thought he was just another pretty face.

I have a serious man-crush on Coach Man-boobs.

Still@theBAR

November 18th, 2010
11:27 pm

HAHAHAHHAH GRAY?
GRAY will not do anything but FAIR CATCH a PUNT. Pleas let him play QG over Hutson. Gray will dropback and take a Knee.

Still@theBAR

November 18th, 2010
11:28 pm

QG is Quarter Girl FYI.

Andrew

November 19th, 2010
12:08 am

When you have to explain the joke it probably isn’t funny.

friedyardbird

November 19th, 2010
12:12 am

Still@theBAR, your mom is a quarter girl… but I wouldn’t pay more than a nickel myself.

ugab

November 19th, 2010
12:12 am

gray is murrays replacement! Murray got hurt because onside kick was not coached. ALWAYS OUTCOACHED
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ugab

November 19th, 2010
12:14 am

Our ol was our strenth this year! ok! How did Murray get hurt? Our OL let him down!

ugab

November 19th, 2010
12:16 am

Gray is the man. He knows the offense.

Uuugh...

November 19th, 2010
12:25 am

“Murray got hurt because onside kick was not coached.”

Wow…did coach put Murray in on Kickoff Coverage and we all missed it? What does that even mean!?

Really really dumb fans aside…I am a little concerned that our Fair Catch Specialist’s focus might suffer after taking a few snaps at QB in practice. We need Gray’s focus on the reason we gave him a 4 year scholarship: watching a punt, waving his hand in the air, and catching that ball. We have a fair catch specialist for one reason: so that our coaches don’t have to spend any time on punt block or punt return plays. What do y’all think the over/under is on the number of times Gray wishes he signed with Missouri each day? I’ll bet it is around 400. Sorry Logan…our coaches had no idea what to do with you skill set. Good luck selling insurance brother.

ugab

November 19th, 2010
12:31 am

No! We got out coached as always! Gray knows the offense. If Gray does not play, we will count on our strenth! The running game!hahah

ugab

November 19th, 2010
12:33 am

GT will have success against Ga because Willie never left ga. Garner is still here

Monroe's first Redcoat

November 19th, 2010
12:45 am

Maybe the UGA Athletic Association can set Gray up with a Jefferson Pilot franchise next door to Dax Langley’s…..

ugab

November 19th, 2010
12:48 am

Gray knows the playss

JB

November 19th, 2010
1:57 am

It will soon enough be 9 out of the last 10. EVERYONE knows this.

HBTD!!!

Mountain Dawg

November 19th, 2010
3:09 am

I wonder if a flak jackets would help protect Murray if he is still sore at game time. I also wonder if this has even crossed Rickt’s feeble mind.

Saint Simons

November 19th, 2010
3:37 am

(((( 49 – 31 ))))

HAHAHAHAHAHA

German Shepherd Dawg

November 19th, 2010
4:42 am

Pitiful.

At least I have insomnia.

community service

November 19th, 2010
5:18 am

Georgia will put 50 on Tech, whoever is the QB…….and no way it aint’t Murray.

dagnabit

November 19th, 2010
5:41 am

Right away you folks are cutting down the best football coach Georgia’s ever had. Who, at Georgia, has ever been better?

Goober

November 19th, 2010
5:48 am

Dagnabit – yeah I have two words for those folks bashing cmr – Ray Goff.

BobbyDawg

November 19th, 2010
5:52 am

It wouldn’t have taken much more pounding from Auburn’s big grinders to put Murray out for good. Let’s get some protection for the young man and he might win the Heisman. Come on MR! You’ve got the big gun, so get the “BIG GUY” line to protect him!

sprouse27

November 19th, 2010
5:57 am

Don’t know how bad it has to get at UGA before we realize that the coaching staff isn’t getting the most of out the talent and resources they have. Each year gets a little worse and I keep hearing about the ‘glory days’ of CMR. 8-5 last year, now struggling to get to 6-6 this year? We haven’t been a contender in the SEC east since 2007 and haven’t been there since 2005. CMR and staff get paid a LOT of money for what they do but you sure wouldn’t know it from the results we’ve seen.

dawgsfalconsbravos

November 19th, 2010
6:08 am

my guess is st simons went to uga saw too many good looking women and flunked out but still holds a grudge cause he couldnt get laid then or now

m

November 19th, 2010
6:19 am

For you people who say our OL is to blame. Well…. let me see…. oh they did block but, dirty fairly ran into him, AFTER play was over. If I played on the OL, I would think the play is over, when whistle blows too. Get a life, he is hurt because of THEM, NOT us. the barns will get what is coming to them.

Mike

November 19th, 2010
7:04 am

Kool-Aid drinkers remember – Gray could not beat out Joe Cox for quarterback. Enough said. CMR and everyone connected to the football program need to be allowed to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

real georgia fan

November 19th, 2010
7:05 am

murry plays dawgs win by at least 30. next year dawgs beat bsu by 20 and no more cmr hatters. What will yall do with your time? maybe you should all become tech fans!

real georgia fan

November 19th, 2010
7:08 am

saint simons you really need a girl friend

Robert

November 19th, 2010
7:12 am

Don’t wish that on any girl, real ga fan.

Burdell

November 19th, 2010
7:29 am

Hope Murray gets healthy in time for the Tech game…hate to see a young kid miss a big game due to a cheap shot injury. I want to see the best possible teams take the field for some Good, Old-Fashioned Hate.

GO JACKETS!!

Careful

November 19th, 2010
7:32 am

Tech better watch out!!!

If anyone on their defense hits Murray, the UGA fans will cry and complain about the rough treatment you’re giving him – even if the hits are within the rules, the UGA fans will cry all night long.

waaaaa waaaaa waaaaa

Careful

November 19th, 2010
7:32 am

m – the play was not over! Every time Murray got hit, the play was still going on – even the shot in the back.

GET A CLUE!!!

JB

November 19th, 2010
7:45 am

Only a matter of time……I WISH Richt could get this program back to winning big, but this current roster and staff, other than a few bright spots, won’t be able to get it done…. We lose some very key parts this year, and next year will be a mirror of this one. Murray is a bright spot, but I don’t see anything on defense to hold good teams under 20 points, which is what it would take to win 10-11 games……McGarity has little choice other than to let Richt try to turn it around next year. He’s earned that right. I just don’t see the talent or coaching to make it happen. I hope I’m wrong.

armenchuck

November 19th, 2010
7:55 am

Why is no mention of GT players ripping up the hedges in Sanford their last visit? It still makes my me MAD!!! Go Dawgs!

JB

November 19th, 2010
8:10 am

On the UGA Message boards, there was talk yesterday that Richt has mentioned to McGarity about a contract extension. The chatter is that Richt wants to probe McGarity about his thinking on Richt staying in Athens beyond 2011, and Using this Colorado thing as a good time to probe. Anybody hearing any of this? I don’t think a 5-6 coach at a “football” school ought to be looking for an extension myself. Without any word ever said, I think 2011 is the year for Richt to show significant improvement. For recruiting purposes, you’ll never hear a peep out of McGarity but spin.

Sandman053

November 19th, 2010
8:14 am

@ Careful: When has GT had a defense to hit the QB? No crying here…if we wanted to protect our QB, then we should block a little better. (although Fairley was late on several plays). Bring on the Bugs!
THWGT!

Sandman053

November 19th, 2010
8:17 am

@JB: I hadn’t read that anywhere, but I think it would be a pretty bone-headed thing to do of CMR. Turning things around in 2011 and finishing 10-2 at worst would be a good negotiating point.

JB's Mentor

November 19th, 2010
8:17 am

Murray is as good as he will ever get. His problem is he is too short. He will make some great plays because of his feet, but he is forced to take 7 step drops so he can see over the line and when that happens, DB’s and LB’s have more time to react and make picks. Most of his picks were not bad decisions, they happened because he didnt see he defenders.

John Denver

November 19th, 2010
8:19 am

Richt is suffering from a Rocky Mountain High if he thinks that he deserves a contract extension. He should do like Spurrier did last year and turn down a raise due to poor performance.

Miss Daisy

November 19th, 2010
8:23 am

The greatest concentration of rednecks in the world are in Athens on Saturday afternnoons in the fall.
What group of radio listeners are the only ones dumber than those that listen to rap music 24/7? Those that listen to sports talk radio 24/7.

Sandman053

November 19th, 2010
8:25 am

@ Miss Daisy: There used to be a sports talk radio station on North Avenue, but it went out of business due to lack of subject matter since no sports are played near there except ocasionally in the Dome.

JB

November 19th, 2010
8:44 am

I went back and read some of the other post on the Message board….as with Cam news, mostly made up I’m sure, but the post say that Mark’s Agent called McGarity because Colorado is REALLY interested in Interviewing Mark, and Mark’s agent is trying to get a feel for what McGarity is thinking. I can say that if McGarity is doing HIS job, We better start winning some games or we need to go another direction. There are people on here who would support Mark getting years added to his contract. I say do it on results, not that we appeared in the SECC in 2002 and 2005………..

JB

November 19th, 2010
8:45 am

Miss Daisy……………..What are YOU doing here ?

Georgiaborn52

November 19th, 2010
8:46 am

Dirty plays or not, it was the OL that allowed Murray to get hit and ultimately HURT. Anybody saying our OL did its job has obviously never played the game(Especially on the O-line). If the other team hits after the whistle, then you make sure you block(hit) their a$$ after the whistle. The number one job of the O-line is to protect their QB. End of story. We should’ve had somebody knocking around Fairly every play even the whistle. You’ve got to send a message and protect your QB. Plus, most officals dont throw flags for ‘excessive blocking after the whistle’ on the O-Line. We lack aggressiveness, in general.

JB

November 19th, 2010
8:52 am

Gonna be a long week with the Bugs taking out their frustration that Johnson is NOT the answer after all. Gailey’s guys are gone, and that they really just suck as a football team. The ONLY other reason they have to live is to hate anything UGA 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
All the Veterinarians , Lawyers,Bankers, Teachers etc that went to UGA really work at McDonalds, live in trailers yadda, yadda……..Living rent free in Tech’s mind I’m telling you.

jawga boy

November 19th, 2010
8:57 am

Wait a minute, wait just a minute. So we play Mason…..I’d put him up against Washington any day….bay bay! Our defense will score enough on turnovers to beat Tech.

Still@thebore

November 19th, 2010
9:01 am

I really like the Georgia Tech football team. I miss Reggies Balls most of all.

JM

November 19th, 2010
9:01 am

Murray will be fine.

NavyDawg

November 19th, 2010
9:06 am

Careful,

Are you really that stupid?