Judging by the emails and comments I get, a lot of people seem to be more certain who Georgia’s starting quarterback is than Mark Richt seems to be.
But Georgia coach Mark Richt, asked about the situation frequently over the summer, has insisted that nothing has been decided, that the three players will enter preseason practice even and that a starter won’t be decided until the week of the season opener — if then.
“The reality is, at quarterback, until you get in that game and start playing, you really don’t know,” Richt said. “You do all this stuff (in camp) and a guy could win the job and then get out there and struggle. The next guy might just go in and flourish. You just don’t know.”
Of course, this could be nothing but a giant smokescreen, the purpose of which I have not yet divined. But while I scoffed back in the spring at the possibility that Richt would allow the quarterback battle to encroach into the regular season, I have to admit I’m less certain of that today. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what transpires over the next few weeks of preseason practice.
I just hope none of ’em rides a scooter.