The difference between Georgia’s first and second string quarterbacks? Aaron Murray gets amped up and throws interceptions. Hutson Mason gets amped up and throws punches.
… Mason and linebacker Amarlo Herrera got into a scuffle during the scrimmage after Herrera slapped Mason on the helmet on a play.
“There was a little scuffle between them,” outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins recounted. “Hutson swung at him and Amarlo, he’s hot-headed, and he didn’t like that. So he started swinging back, and all six offensive linemen came running and squatted up on Amarlo. His helmet came off, and the defense came up.
“It was a short little scuffle. It was pretty fun. Everybody was just pushing everybody around, no hard blows.”
The heated exchange only endeared Mason to Georgia’s defensive players.
“He doesn’t back down from nothing,” Jenkins said with a laugh. “He tried to come at us a couple of times. We had to let him know, ‘you’ve got a black jersey for a reason. Don’t let us catch you in a red jersey.’”
Said cornerback Sheldon Dawson: “When they got into it, that was crazy, a quarterback with a linebacker. But he showed how tough he was, and that’s a good thing when your quarterback’s tough.”
Yeah, well, at least until he gets his clock cleaned by an opposing player who doesn’t have six teammates sitting on him.