I’m not sure what Seth Emerson is getting at when he writes,
At first glance, Georgia seems set at quarterback for two more seasons with Murray, one of the top at his position in the SEC. But the Bulldogs’ situation at the most important position is actually full of questions.
The central one revolves around Mason, who has been open about possibly transferring after this season in order to start somewhere else. And if Mason does leave, is LeMay ready to be the top backup? Finally, it may not be likely to happen, but what if Murray has left the door open to exploring the NFL after next year.
Let’s see… entrenched starter (see Doug Gillett’s post about why Murray is entrenched) and back up quarterback who is frustrated over lack of playing time behind said starter. Gee, where have I heard that song before?
Listen, Mason’s gotta do what’s best for himself, whether that’s take a redshirt for some separation with Murray or leave the program. Either way, the offense will survive. Murray’s here at least another year, most probably two. LeMay’s green, but so what? He’s not playing for real for at least another season. (And if there’s one thing we can be fairly comfortable about with this program, it’s that Bobo can develop a quarterback.)
In other words, this ain’t uncertainty. It’s how things go typically at a major school’s football program.
The time to worry about Georgia’s quarterback situation isn’t when the staff has to deal with questions like these. It’s when there aren’t any options at all and they’re stuck with a quarterback who says things like “I kind of saw Norwood and was like, hmmm, but I decided to throw it anyway…” after tossing a pick-six.