Murray talks wearing contacts, Manziel madness

Football is without a doubt a contact sport, but it’s not a sport that Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray plans to play wearing contacts.

Murray said he’s not planning to wear the contacts he wore during lunchtime interviews Tuesday in Saturday’s game against Clemson.

He’s worn them for a couple of weeks off the field after wearing glasses last year.

“It’s fine,” he said. “It really is just in class if I’m sitting in the back and the small words on the screen get me in a little trouble. Really my eyes aren’t bad at all. It’s just more for classroom stuff.”

Murray says he doesn’t need to wear them in games.

“Probably not right away,” Murray said. “I don’t know. Definitely not this week. I’m not wearing them during the game. I’m not used to them yet.”

Yes, Murray said he can see safeties on the field without them.

And he’ll be able to see the guys who wear orange on Saturday.

“I can see colors,” he said. “No excuses because of eyes. That’s for sure.”

On a different topic, Murray called it “a huge honor,” for coaches to vote him first-team preseason All-SEC over Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

“He definitely receives a lot of attention and it’s tough,” Murray said. “I know the craziness I get and it’s probably nowhere near what he gets. I can only imagine what he goes through on a day to day basis.”

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