While it’s not as prevalent as Mark Richt’s hot seat, this one’s officially got legs, folks.
I don’t think the argument is about which SEC team has the best quarterback: it’s Georgia and Aaron Murray, and any argument to the contrary — especially with his closest competition out for spring practice — should fall on deaf ears. Murray, entering his sophomore season, showed enough as a first-year starter in 2010 to earn this prestigious title, even if this looks like the conference’s worst batch of starting quarterbacks in the better part of the decade…
Again, it’s not that Murray’s at the top of his list – I’d put him there, too, if asked – it’s the no-brainer aspect of this that’s so startling. Keep in mind that this regression to the mean statistical analysis is the most pessimistic appraisal of Murray’s 2011 season I’ve seen so far, and it’s still got him ranked as the second best QB in the conference.
A lot of people are expecting big things from him.