It was kind of fascinating listening to Uncle Verne and Gary Danielson call the waning moments of yesterday’s Army-Navy game – how often do you get to call back-to-back endings like that in nationally significant games? Both games ended in heartbreaking fashion, but did you catch something Danielson said at the beginning of that last Army series? Noting that Army’s senior quarterback had never beaten Navy, Danielson observed that he still had the chance in that last drive to create a legacy for himself. And then went on to use Aaron Murray as an example of that.
I suppose if you want to go snarky, you could say he wasn’t being complimentary, since Georgia didn’t win the game on Murray’s last drive. But given what Danielson had said about Georgia’s quarterback going in to the SECCG, I think it was offered as a positive example.
Maybe the best way to describe Murray’s legacy at this point is that in a back-and-forth setting, he’ll keep your team in a position to win the game. That doesn’t mean he’ll always succeed. Sometimes he won’t; sometimes his supporting cast won’t. But you leave those types of games early at your peril, because he will battle until the clock runs out.