An alternate theory of the crime

Jeff Schultz wants you to know that while he finds Mark Richt’s comedy act about Georgia’s quarterback situation amusing, Dawg fan, that doesn’t mean you should.

Richt has been having fun with the daily stonewalling of the media when it comes to Georgia’s quarterback competition and the team’s depth chart. He admits it: “I love it.”

Asked for his thoughts on senior transfer Greyson Lambert, he said, “He’s tall.”

Asked last week for statistics on a scrimmage, he declined, saying, “You don’t all have to get carpal tunnel and all that stuff trying to click all the keys.”

I’m pretty sure the decision to have his head shaved in the summer tripped the funny switch in his cranium.

But there’s something worth noting about this quarterback situation in Athens: Richt isn’t saying what quarterback is clearly No. 1 largely because he doesn’t know.

I get that.  It’s not a crazy theory, either.  But maybe it’s not the right one.

Yes, I’ve got one, too.  But remember as you read the rest of this post that’s all it is.  I don’t know Mark Richt.  I don’t know Brian Schottenheimer.  I don’t have a direct pipeline to any of Georgia’s coaches or players.  I don’t even know the guy who cleans out Butts-Mehre and claims to have heard a late night, heated discussion about the quarterbacks in the bowels of the building.  So take this as nothing more than pure out of my ass speculation, ’cause that’s all it really is.

That being said, I do know a few things.

  1. I know that as last season ended, Brice Ramsey was the clear number two quarterback on Georgia’s roster.  The coaches had even toyed with the idea of inserting him into the Vanderbilt game midseason to shake up the offense, but as things turned out, that possibility seemed to shake up Hutson Mason enough that it wasn’t needed.  And when Mason went down for good in the bowl game, Ramsey came in towards the end of the first half and played the rest of the game.  In 2014, Faton Bauta was a step down the totem pole from Ramsey.
  2. I know that there’s a consistent pattern during Richt’s term to go with the quarterback who’s played in his system the longest.  Greene started ahead of Shockley, Cox played instead of Murray, etc.  Even JTIII got the nod ahead of a clearly more gifted Matt Stafford.  You can disagree with whether it’s always been the wisest course.  You can point out that it’s not the only factor – Stafford did take over the starting spot as a true freshman, after all.  But, still, the pattern is there.  (Remember that Cox got a crack as the starter when Stafford faltered, too.)
  3. I know that this year, Richt took the unprecedented step (for him) of signing a transfer quarterback from another D-1 program with the stated intention of giving him a shot at starting, despite not just having one quarterback on the roster with game experience, but another who had been in the program for several seasons.
  4. And I know that this week Richt said Ramsey’s preparation skills and maturity were lacking, a criticism he hasn’t leveled at another Georgia quarterback in some time, if ever.

So what are we supposed to make of this?  Based on Richt’s track record, Ramsey’s need to lock down the starting position shouldn’t even be a topic today; he should already be the man.  (Even Joe T was that guy, however briefly.)  Bauta shouldn’t be in a position to have a legitimate shot.  Lambert’s lack of time in Georgia’s system should prevent him from being a credible possibility after a mere three weeks of practice.  And yet history isn’t repeating.

What I make of it isn’t that Richt doesn’t know who his quarterback should be.  It’s that Richt hasn’t yet figured out how to turn the switch that makes the light go on – and stay on –  in Ramsey’s head.  But he believes that competition is the best tool he has at his disposal for that purpose.  And if you look at the offseason developments in that context, a lot of things make sense.  Bauta’s place in the competition survived as long as he was the best available option with which to grab Ramsey’s attention.  With Lambert’s recent development (not necessarily to the point that he’s ready to start, but at least to the stage where he could be a legitimate option in the near future), the need for Bauta as a means of pushing Ramsey isn’t nearly as great.  And whatever value there is now in Bauta’s role is less than the value of paring down the reps from three quarterback candidates to two.

The other logical point to this is that Mark Richt isn’t an idiot in general and certainly not when it comes to recognizing and developing quarterback talent.  So, a week before the start of the season, what should we think – that Richt’s helplessly clueless about what to do, or that based on experience, he’s chosen a course best designed to motivate the quarterback he thinks has the best skill set for his offense game ready? (Think again of how Ramsey was apparently used to get Mason’s focus last year.)  It’s either that, or buy into the conspiracy theory that Richt is deliberately withholding reps from the player he knows will start to string along either Ramsey or Bauta so they won’t transfer in a huff upon learning the real story.  Sure.

Besides, if Ramsey doesn’t respond to being pushed in that way, at least Richt still leaves himself with another quarterback being developed who may turn into a practical choice while there’s still time to make the season a success.

Again, I don’t know that any of this is really what’s going on right now.  All I can say is that it feels like it makes sense.  At least more sense than any other explanation I’ve heard to date.  Can you do better?

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  1. My theory is that Richt hasn’t reviewed the QBR from G-Day yet.

    More seriously, I think you’ve hit on something here. Ramsey needed to grow up and what better way to do that than to light a fire under his backside with a full-on competition.

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    • TXBaller

      Allow me to simplify.

      Name a starting QB for Gods sake (Big Game Bob did, Mora, Jr did)!

      It’s ULM….MONROE, LA……it really doesn’t matter. Play all three if you’d like. The logic above does apply. 1) Ramsey by default/legacy. 2) Bauta was 3rd string last year….a late scholarship offer…..and knew the road would be tough when he signed 3) Lambert….there is a REASON Virginia sucked last year….and it ain’t all on London.

      The evil Richt bullshit is laughable. if you’re not concerned about the QB situation (and not having a #1) one week from kickoff and one day from implementing a game plan, then you are delusional.

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      • Bulldog Joe

        They’ve been intentionally quiet on stats, but you will see Mitchell and Godwin making some great plays in yesterday’s 31-24 loss to Louisiana-Monroe. Not much to reveal on the QB side other than a good bit of accurate short-to medium-range passes. Draw your own conclusions from it.

        Also good to see our guys going full-speed, full-pads instead of a walk-through prior to game-week. Another benefit of having a full roster.

        http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/082715aac.html

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      • Not sure your response to me was intended the way it was written. I do like how Richt is holding his cards close to his vest, and I do think he’s sticking it to the media because he can.

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  2. Spike

    I don’t know, of course, who the #1 guy is either. But if Ramsey gets it, Bauta is gone. Who could blame him?

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    • Jeff Sanchez

      I don’t think he’d leave. Form all accounts he’s a team guy, and I’m pretty sure he’s aware of his ceiling. Plus, who’s to say he’ll never get a chance down the road?

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      • RandallPinkFloyd

        I think Jeff nailed it here. I think Faton is all in on UGA football regardless of his position on the depth chart.

        Would Lambert have to sit out next year if he were to leave? Not sure how all this works since he already has his undergraduate degree and has already transferred once.

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    • mp

      Hard to believe, but sometimes QBs do graduate without transferring even if they aren’t the starters. Bauta, IIRC, was a late addition to the signing class..3 star QB who didn’t fit the system. Probably was thrilled to be a part of UGA football, and who could blame him for that.

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  3. Well you forgot Momma, the Train, and the Rain.

    All three of the QB’s Momma’s are worried their boys will get hurt – and if one does – having the other two as ready as possible is prudent coaching.

    Ramsey has got to step up his maturity and preparation or else he’ll continue as the Train Conductor and will not be the Engineer running the Train.

    Having Bauta ready will serve as a positive alternative should we need a running QB option in the Red Zone or on a wet day in the Rain.

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  4. Brandon (Version 1)

    Physically and experience wise the job should be Ramsey’s but for whatever reason he’s not pulling away. That in itself is a problem. I agree Richt is hoping this competition will motivate Ramsey but as you point out its been a while since we’ve had this problem. To paraphrase the great Leslie Neilson for Georgia fans Mike Bobo may turn out to be a lot like the ozone layer you never miss him until he’s gone. As I said yesterday if Ramsey can’t get his head right we may be better off going with one of the other guys considering the strength we appear likely to have on defense and in the running game. I hope Ramsey gets it together because I agree that reading all of the tea leaves it seems that he is the one the coaches think have the most talent. What we don’t need though is someone with a talent for affirmative harm. I for one will be mad as hell if Chubb runs for 150 yards and two touchdowns and our defense holds Bama to less than 300 yards of offense but we lose 21-17 because of Coxian decision making by our QB a couple of times on our side of the field.

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  5. Spike

    Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.

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  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    So is Brice Ramsey a bonehead? It can be a common affliction at that age.

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    • Cojones

      From the tidbits that we get, I’d say that’s a good question. Certainly sounds like it after 3yrs getting ready for today.

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    Schultz doesn’t like being trolled. That’s HIS job.

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  8. dawgtired

    I agree with your thought process here. I’ve believed the whole time that CMR is just not completely comfortable enough with the level of play to publically name a QB. The ‘game with the media’ part is just convenient and I think he is enjoying it. If we had a clear winner CMR wouldn’t be jerking the media around. Plus, you have to give the backups a few reps anyway in case your starter goes down…just not equal reps. Ramsey just hasn’t separated himself enough to give CMR that warm&fuzzy so CMR has to be prepared in case the wheels come off in game-time situations. And if Lambert is that close to Ramsey’s level of play, why not continue equal reps and just see what happens. As far as Bauta goes, I think it is a case of having a game manager prepared as apposed to two gun-slingers-out-of-control. He may want Ramsey/Lamber because they fit the system and have a better up-side but if turn-overs and inconsistency turn out to be too high a costly level…

    On another note, It’s funny to me how the media types are offended when they don’t get the info they want. Many of the questions they ask puts coaches in a position to have to tip their hand or just plain lie…and when a coach refuses to comment or just says they don’t know…the Shultz’ of the world get irritated and resort to insults. I guess it comes with the job.

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    • 69Dawg

      +100 My thoughts. Rewatched the bowl game and Ramsey was lucky the UL secondary could not catch. He would have had at least 2 more Ints.

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      • JG Shellnutt

        I agree. I just watched it again last night and was struck by the decision making and the luck of Louisville’s secondary not being able to catch.

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  9. Mark

    The one thing that stood out to me is that Richt said that no one worked harder than Bauta. He prepared and worked harder than anyone on the team. He has the respect of the team and is a leader. You don’t have to throw the ball 60 yards in the air to win the game. Tim Tebow proved that didn’t he? A winner is exactly that, a winner.

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    • dawgtired

      When this whole competition thing got started I thought Bauta had a chance to lead it. It appeared to me that Bauta’s arm strength was even better than Mason’s, and with his added physical ability…
      The comment “He has the respect of the team and is a leader” is a big positive…but apparently something is just holding the coaches back from giving him the job.

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      • Russ

        I think Bauta just doesn’t fit the mold that Richt and (I guess) Schotty are looking for. That said, to me, Bauta always looked a little quicker and more confident on the field last year. But Richt has had great success with his system, so I get trying to motivate Ramsey. I just hope we can get some looks for Bauta as I think his legs give us even more options.

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        • Otto

          A good coaching staff especially at the college level adapts to what they have. Further Bauta was recruited by CMR and has not changed his playing style. I have been wanting Bauta to take the job and the playbook to include some QB draws and read options.

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    • Timmy’s problem wasn’t arm strength it was a ludicrously slow delivery and less than optimal accuracy. He was a “gamer.” Brice’s high school coach says that he’s a “gamer.” Some guys are only great when the lights are on and fans are in the seats. LT and Brett Favre were no practice kings. CMR wants “perfect.” He’s not comfortable with the uncertainty that comes with the inattentive, gunslinger, relying on talent, bored with preparation guy. Stafford was (is) a lot like that. Makes CMR’s job very hard. You want reward hard work, dedication, attention to detail. However the bottom line is that you need to win football games. If push comes to shove and bill parcells is deciding who his starting olb is on Sunday: LT over at the water station fighting off another hangover or his workaholic understudy? Well, we all know the answer to that question. You want to know why coaches get paid what they do? They have to make these calls and be responsible for them and to you, and to the team, and to the athletic administration and to the university and the… Luckily for the first time I know of we essentially have two preseason games. That should make this a bit easier.

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      • 81Dog

        the odd thing is, Jacob Park sounded like (I never saw a single practice, so I’m just going by what was reported, always a dangerous approach) the same kind of inattentive, gunslinger, relying on talent, bored with preparation guy that Ramsey is sort of being portrayed as. Maybe CMR, like a lot of coaches, sees potential and thinks he can find a way to light a fire under a talented guy. It’s often about the upside, I guess.

        We’ve all known people who were talented but kind of flaky when it came to preparation. Some of those guys get by on talent until they hit a certain level of competition, and then they flake out when everyone is just as talented. Some of those guys realize they cant skate on talent any more and start working hard. I hope the light bulb comes on over Ramsey’s head. I think the theory that CMR knows exactly what he’s doing, and he’s trying to get Ramsey to focus, rather than he’s just floundering around hoping for a sign from above about who his QB will be, makes a lot of sense.

        As for Jeff Schulz, nobody musters up righteous indignation like a media person who feels like he isn’t being catered to exactly the way he likes. The butthurt (to use an AU term) is strong with this one, Obi-Wan.

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        • Exactly right. Brice hasn’t shown he’s Favre. He may think he is. CMR is in no position to rely on faith. He’s doing his best to optimize and then it’s baptize by fire… Or go with another guy. The good news for us is that we get to say CMR messed this all up from the comfort of our seats.

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  10. Russ

    Good analysis. I agree that Ramsey was a solid 2 last season, but to me Bauta looked better. Obviously I don’t see what the coaches see (or want to see) so I get that Ramsey was it.

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  11. The other Doug

    Two other things to consider:

    We have a new OC. I agree that it’s Richt’s decision, but Schotty still has input. Also, I wonder how comfortable he is with a spread QB vs a pro style QB.
    Our schedule starts really slowly. I’m sure Richt has scouted ULM, Vandy, and USC, and he understands why we are a 30 point favorite in the first and will most likely be a 14 point favorite against the second. This year he has the luxury of dragging the QB battle out a little longer. Schultz be damned.

    Anyway, great write up.

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  12. Juan

    This is a really idiotic thought on my part, but does the fact that Eason will be here in 4 months play into any of this? Probably not…but maybe.

    We are talking about a coach who made the decision to start the extremely limited Hutson Mason for an entire year. A year that was Todd Gurley’s last along with Chris Conley and Michael Bennett. He started a QB with the arm strength of an 8th grader for Christs sake…and we still almost won the East.

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    • The other Doug

      How does Eason factor into this season?

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    • RandallPinkFloyd

      What was his other option? Clearly, Brice didn’t give him any confidence back then or else he would clearly be the starter at this point.

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    • JCDAWG83

      Mason’s arm strength did not cost us a single game. Our coach’s decisions cost us two.

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      • Russ

        I agree on the first part. Mason was fine as our QB last year, especially with Gurley/Chubb in the backfield.

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        • Cosmic Dawg

          I agree with all of your post. Defense lost us South Carolina, RB fumbles mostly lost us Tech (+ a prevent D at the end, worse than the squib imho), and the team and coaches all lost Florida together.

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  13. JN

    I agree and had pretty much the same opinion based on almost identical logic. The only part that kept me wondering was Ramsey being the clear #2 last year. He was clearly the #2 last year for UGA, but that was for Bobo. IMO, Bobo would have played Joe Cox over Conner Shaw if he had those two on the same team (that is in no way, shape, or form a knock on Bobo. It’s just an is what it is thing). It always seemed apparent to me that Bobo heavily preferred a down the field passing attack as opposed to the things Connor Shaw was suited for. With that being said, it’s made me wonder if Ramsey being the #2 was more about Ramsey or Bobo.

    Now, however, with the qb race being down to two, it seems to hold it’s water. I completely agree with you Senator.

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  14. Biggus Rickus

    He has a new offensive coordinator who came from the NFL and wants to play things closer to the vest? It seems as likely as any other speculation.

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  15. NCDawg

    I am rarely or ever without an opinion, but I have nothing to add. The Senator nailed it.

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  16. Scorpio Jones, III

    Wait…Richt said Nick Robinson was four for four…that clearly means something, and the only name not discussed at all is Sam Vaughn. Hey, maybe the offensive braintrust has developed a new formation with two or more quarterbacks, based on down and distance.

    Our quarterback situation is like Donald Trump…it’s getting all the air, but there are other, significant situations that could certainly have an impact on the season. (I am most certainly not suggesting Brice Ramsey should wear a combover.)

    Maybe we should let the coaches do what they do, since that’s gonna happen anyway, and in the meantime, worry about Barber’s back and Malcolm Mitchell’s legs and Nick Chubb’s conditioning and stuff.

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  17. DawgFaithful

    I agree 100%. I had the same thoughts all along. Not buying the withholding info crap. Ive thought all along that they desperately want Ramsey to take the bull by the horns but he just wont show them what they want to see and based on Richt’s comments about Ramsey yesterday, I’d say that’s now clearly the truth. He’s competing against a guy that couldn’t beat him out last year and a Senior transfer that couldn’t win the starting job at Virginia.

    That being said, Jacob Park was foolish to transfer so soon. He’s a kid and wants to play ASAP. I get that but he should have stuck it out at least through camp to see where he stood. He had plenty of time to transfer during or even after the season.

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    • JCDAWG83

      I imagine Park knew he wasn’t going to play this season, if ever, and that’s why he transferred.

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      • DawgFaithful

        How did he know that? We’re a week away from the 1st game and none of the other QB’s know which one will play this year. Was he just totally convinced that he couldn’t beat out a transfer? He’d never even seen the kid play.

        Maybe he could be the one getting 1st team reps along with Ramsey right now with Lambert back there splitting reps with Bauta. I think Park thought Ramsey would seize the job by now based on him being the favorite going in. That hasn’t happened. Doesn’t matter now but I think his transfer was premature. A lot of transfers are. Kids are impatient.

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  18. PTC DAWG

    Oh the consternation.

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  19. What if Schotty and Richt are not in the same bus?????

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Then, depending on the bus schedule, they should arrive at the same destination at different times. Unless one of them misses the bus, then all bets are off.

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      • Dog in Fla

        Or they could arrive at the train station at the same time if Richt takes Young Schotty for a ride in the bed of the F-150

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Or they could just ride together in the F-150, thus obviating cumbersome transportation and while are riding together they can formulate a plan….for breakfast before the game.

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          • Dog in Fla

            Then CMR can tell Schotty that his day old is beginning to look like a mess of speckled heart grits so why not join the Dollar Razor Club

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  20. Senator, I largely agree with your logic. Richt surely wants Ramsey to grab onto this and be the man. But I have to believe there is a bit more lacking in Ramsey than motivation. We’ve also heard about inconsistency (whether in accuracy or decision making), and I’ve gotten the general impression that perhaps Ramsey doesn’t carry the leadership mantel like his predecessors did (maturity and preparation is a part of that, but also commanding respect in the locker room, personal presence, etc.) All the motivation in the world won’t overcome some of that.

    What seems to be compounding the difficulty of this situation is you have 2 other guys that appear to have the exact traits that Ramsey seems to be lacking. Bauta obviously has the preparation and decision-making, and from all I’ve read Lambert is very mature and has that command-respect-persona (in addition to natural arm talent that rivals Ramsey’s.)

    Add all that up and it makes sense that Richt is trying to motivate Ramsey, but he probably also has some internal doubt whether even a motivated Ramsey has the intangibles to do the job really well.

    My prediction… Ramsey is the starter in week 1 but Lambert is the starter by the end of the year.

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    • WF Dawg

      My prediction is pretty close to yours: Ramsey starts vs. ULM because he’s the most advanced right now. Still, Lambert gets significant snaps. If Lambert’s progress continues at a greater rate than Ramsey’s throughout the year, Lambert will eclipse him and take the job. Bauta will be one of the better 3rd string QBs in CFB, but Richt’s strong praise of him is only his consolation prize for finishing 3rd.

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    • Cojones

      I could see that happening.

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  21. hassan

    Keep Calm
    and Quarterback On

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    • Macallanlover

      Agree, we may not be great but, fortunately, we don’t have to be at that position this year. We have enough horsepower among the three. Good thoughts from the Senator, Richt is going to let someone win it on Saturday since the practice field didn’t provide separation. I have no prediction but agree Bautu is in third after this scrimmage.

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    • Denver94

      Chyeah

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  22. HVL Dawg

    It’s all about next year. CMR doesn’t want anyone transferring before he hands the team to Eason next September.

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  23. ApalachDawg

    I wrote him back a letter and I told him it was not the perfect country and western song…

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  24. I have a hard time believing Richt is as perplexed as he says. I also have a hard time believing someone who has said he doesn’t want any info getting out would all of a sudden say how befuddled he is to the media. To me that makes the least amount of sense. I think he’s using the media to push the QBs, be it Ramsey in particular or all three.

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  25. The longer the competition the more I think the job may be Lambert’s for the taking. Ramsey should have had the job sewn up in the Spring or at the latest by first week of camp. He’s got several years in the system, experience with who he’s throwing to, etc.

    Lambert came in from another program and he worked himself into an even race with Ramsey. I just don’t see this job being Ramsey’s if it isn’t wrapped up soon. I think the coaches want him to assert himself and be the guy, but it doesn’t seem like he can pull away. Maybe his laid back personality is not cut out for handling the reigns of an SEC quarterback?

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    • I’m not sure it’s as even as people think. And to be honest, if Lambert wins the job I don’t think it will be a good thing. A player with a very average past walking into a complex system and beating out the presumed starter does not bode well in my opinion.

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  26. hassan

    Nick Chubb should be the QB.

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  27. Cousin Eddie

    I am just impressed that we now have “funny Richt, after “evil” Richt and “reverend” Richt, what is next? Will it be “champion” Richt?

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  28. AusDawg85

    You guys have missed the point of the AJC article completely…Why on earth does Jeff Schultz think we’re paying attention to anything he says?

    “The other logical point to this is that Mark Richt isn’t an idiot …”

    Senator lobs a softball like that and no bites yet? C’mon guys…

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  29. The hand wringing and attempts at reading between the lines is hilarious to me. Know one knows anything. The media has conflicting info. Even the people who know people have conflicting info. Well played, coach, well played.

    Since we all know someone and have an opinion- the issue keeping Ramsey from being named starter NOW is that he wants to be a playmaker every play. Forcing passes, etc

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    • The hand wringing and attempts at reading between the lines is hilarious to me.

      Yuuuuuupppppp.

      Maybe we should all heed to Occam’s Razor and just admit that maybe Richt knows what the hell he’s doing when it comes to QB’s. I’d argue the results of his coaching career over the last 25 yeas with that position have earned him at least the benefit of the doubt.

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      • Dog in Fla

        I saw a snail crawl along the edge of Occam’s razor. That’s my dream. That’s my nightmare: crawling, slithering, along the edge of Occam’s razor and surviving. Smelled like . . . victory but it was just an errand snail

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    • Denver94

      And it all could be worse…we could be playing Wisconsin next Saturday.

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  30. Russ

    I just wish Richt would pick one so I can study up on the other two and start complaining about how they should start instead.

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    • Lol! “My 10year old and can throw better than that, Rick! Gawd! Stoopit!” I may record some audio at the first couple games.

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      • Cojones

        You’ve said it and now have me curious. It would be funny as hell to hear anonymous yips from the a-holes who seem to be more about impressing their companions than about cheering UGA all the way. It’s funny to read and hear ignorance that hopes to accomplish the opposite that is wished.

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  31. ApalachDawg

    To me this is the money quote from Richt:
    “… but the bottom line is the less people know about what we’re doing the better off we’ll be, especially on personnel and even on scheme considering we’ve got a new offensive coordinator now. There’s some concern I would think for whoever’s defending us. They’re looking at Georgia’s film from last year. They don’t know.”

    I like this spiked hair Richt!

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  32. A10Penny

    I agree with the Senator. I would like a starter to be named in the next couple days…maybe when Ramsey realizes he’s the man he finally seizes control. If not, then we have two good options to relieve him.

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  33. 790 said it was Lambert and that Shotty likes him. Playing experience seemingly more important than experience in the system. Oh and they claim all those insider connections that you don’t have Senator so there’s that too 😉

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  34. 69Dawg

    Let’s face it the offensive line is going to make or break this team. If they like the QB they will block harder for him, if they don’t like him he’ll get killed early. If you doubt this, read the articles about the Redskins Oline not liking RGIII. They have literally ruined his career. Offensive lineman block better for players they like and respect. If Bauta is the guy they like because of his knowledge, leadership and not wearing the green shirt in scrimmage then I want Bauta. I said it above Ramsey is going to make us think Joe Cox was Hudson Mason with all the Int’s he will throw. I think Ramsey may have the I’m the anointed one syndrome and Richt has tried, apparently unsuccessfully thus far, to compete that out of him.

    Speaking of the Oline, I wondered why they flat out don’t block for Douglas. He gets stoned 95% of the time he is in the game.

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  35. What is comes down to is do we want 1) another game manger(Mason/Lambert) who will get us 9-10 wins, but never carry when he has to or 2) a play maker(Ramsey) who can make big plays but seems to think he can ALWAYS make big plays and ALL the passes…or even needs to? That’s a hell of a tough decision because it seems we both extremes and nothing in the middle.

    This is something that the”expert” fans and “expert” media can have a field day with if whatever decision Richt and Co decide to go with. Remember: hindsight is always 20:20.

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  36. Cosmic Dawg

    Nice read, Senator.

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  37. I still think somebody will transfer & Richt does not want that to happen.
    I also still do not like how this whole QB situation has been handled.
    Thank Goodness for the other 10 Offensive players that will be on the field.;

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