Plenty of coaches could only wish to offer comments about their quarterback like Mark Richt did about Aaron Murray on Wednesday afternoon.
To say the least, Richt isn’t losing any sleep over his quarterback situation heading into August camp.
Richt stated, “I’m just very thankful to have him. Since the minute he got on campus, he’s been preparing for his moment to be the starting quarterback at the University of Georgia.”
“What I mean by that is that he���ll put in the extra time in the film room and he’ll work hard on his fundamentals. He’s the kind of guy that’s very results-oriented and he’ll do whatever it takes to get prepared, whether that means putting in his own time or not.”
“He loves the team, he loves football, the camaraderie, he loves to win and he loves to prepare to be great. There’s not one guy on the team right now that would look at Aaron and say, “this guy isn’t paying the price for us to have a shot at the Eastern Division champions.” He’s what you’re looking for in a leader and a player—the whole thing.”
As a red-shirt freshman, Murray completed 61% of passing attempts with 24 TD / 8 INT. He averaged 234 yards per game, but gone is All-SEC wide receiver AJ Greene.
Georgia opens against Boise State in the Georgia Dome on September 3rd at 8 pm EST on ESPN. A week later, the Bulldogs will host South Carolina.