Aaron Murray is spending his off weekend on Saturday at …you guessed it, a football game.
The Georgia quarterback said he’s planning to attend Florida State’s game against Maryland in Tallahassee to see some players he knows on the Seminoles, including running back James Wilder Jr., who starred at Plant High in Tampa like Murray.
Bulldogs coach Mark Richt will be at a football game Saturday as well.
He’ll get a rare chance to watch his son, Jon Richt, play quarterback for Mars Hill against Lenoir-Rhyne.
Mars Hill, ranked No. 24 in NCAA Division II, leads the South Atlantic Conference with a 4-0 record and is 6-1 overall.
“They did lose one game, but it was kind of a money game for them,” Richt said.
That would be a 52-31 loss to Western Carolina.
Jon Richt, who transferred from Clemson, has thrown for 1,514 yards with 16 touchdown passes and six interceptions while completing 54.8 percent of his passes.
“He’s doing good,” Richt said. “His running back is phenomenal. His running back I’ll bet might win the Heisman for their Division II.”
Jonas Randolph rushed for 331 yards on 46 carries against Catawba last week in a 31-28 overtime win.
Richt gets coaches’ video of his son’s game mailed to him.
“I’ve been able to watch them a few days later,” Richt said.
Richt will also be able to get to see another son, David, sing and play piano or keyboard in a concert in Atlanta on Sunday evening.
Georgia coaches are scheduled to be on the road today recruiting. Coaches also were on the road Monday. Some assistants will even be recruiting junior colleges on Saturday, including out West.
Georgia this week offered Northwest Mississippi Community College offensive lineman Donald Hawkins, according to Scout.com’s Chad Simmons.
The team had its annual surprise swimming/diving trip to the Ramsey Center Thursday afternoon. That allowed at least some assistant coaches more time with family and others to recruit.
Many players will be heading home for the weekend. Of course, fans can only hope there will be no early morning incidents in Commerce or anywhere else for that matter that make news.
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