Chip Towers passes on an optimistic bit from Georgia’s starting quarterback.
Murray brought up another interesting point during SEC Media Days that hadn’t occurred to me before. This will be the first season of his four as the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback that his backfield also returns intact.
Sure enough, Murray had Shaun Chapas at fullback and Washaun Ealey at tailback in 2010, Bruce Figgins and Isaiah Crowell in 2011 and Merritt Hall and Todd Gurley this past season.
Having Hall and Gurley back — along with Keith Marshall and Quayvon Hicks as well — is a big deal, he said. And that goes well beyond the rushing and scoring production.
“Those guys did a great job learning the playbook and understanding their responsibilities in the run game and in the pass game and in pass protection. They did such a great job in all those areas last year,” Murray said. “So now that they’re back, they know what they’re doing, there’s no need for me to babysit or have to worry about what they’re doing every time. They know what they’re doing. They’re confident and I’m confident in them. Especially with the no-huddle, we can just call plays and go. I’m not having to tell them, ‘hey, Mickey’s left, you’ve got him then him then him.’ Now they know exactly what they’re doing. It’s great. Things go a lot smoother.”
Another reason to be excited about Georgia’s offensive potential in 2013.
Yes, it is. And off the top of my head I can’t think of an opponent on Georgia’s schedule that can make the same claim.