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Blog: Hutson Mason `very ready to go’ as Murray’s backup

This is Aaron Murray’s Georgia football team.

The fifth-year senior quarterback is the clear leader, able to bring players on both sides of the ball together in the offseason to rally the team with a common goal of getting those five yards that were left on the field last December in the Georgia Dome.

Junior Hutson Mason’s time is probably still a year away from.

He redshirted last season, but when Murray decided to come back instead of enter the NFL draft, that meant Mason’s time to shine—barring injury—will be the 2014 season.

As settled as Murray is in the starting job for Georgia, Mason is the undisputed backup.

“Hutson is very, very capable right now,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “He’s very ready to go. Very similar to when David Greene was playing and D.J. Shockley was right there with him. Obviously D.J. did a great job, won an SEC championship in his senior season in 2005. It’s hard to be that No. 2 guy. Hutson has been a tremendous warrior for us in a lot of ways. He knows he’s one play away, God forbid for Aaron’s sake and Georgia’s sake, but he’ll be ready. Hopefully we can get him in some games and really get him ready for his opportunity next year as well.”

Richt and Bobo haven’t indicated any plan to use two quarterbacks a la Greene and Shockley. Mason will likely get his time for snaps in games when Georgia has pulled away.

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