Georgia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will protect his first-year starting quarterback Aaron Murray, but Bobo’s expectations are high.
Murray told Macon.com reporter Fletcher Page, “Coach Bobo always jokes with me that you’re going to be what Matthew Stafford was in 2007 when we won the Sugar Bowl. You’re going to have to show me what you can do and gradually earn more trust. What I’m going to have to do is continue to learn the defense and become a better quarterback. But it’s nice to have the guys around me who can make plays so I don’t have to be a superstar.”
Bobo admits, “The deal is you don’t want to try to be too complex because you have a freshman quarterback, who I have a tremendous amount of confidence in, and I think our team does too, but I hate to put it on his shoulders that he’s going to have to do it. We have to protect him and help him have some success early.”
Murray's first test will come at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. Georgia travels the next week to South Carolina.