This is Aaron Murray‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs time to shine‚Äîbarring injury‚Äîwill be the 2014 season.
As settled as Murray is in the starting job for Georgia, Mason is the undisputed backup.
‚ÄúHutson is very, very capable right now,‚Äù Georgia coach Mark Richt said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs 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‚Äôs hard to be that No. 2 guy. Hutson has been a tremendous warrior for us in a lot of ways. He knows he‚Äôs one play away, God forbid for Aaron‚Äôs sake and Georgia‚Äôs sake, but he‚Äôll be ready. Hopefully we can get him in some games and really get him ready for his opportunity next year as well.‚Äù
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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