Football is without a doubt a contact sport, but it‚Äôs not a sport that Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray plans to play wearing contacts.
Murray said he‚Äôs not planning to wear the contacts he wore during lunchtime interviews Tuesday in Saturday‚Äôs game against Clemson.
He‚Äôs worn them for a couple of weeks off the field after wearing glasses last year.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs fine,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúIt really is just in class if I‚Äôm sitting in the back and the small words on the screen get me in a little trouble. Really my eyes aren‚Äôt bad at all. It‚Äôs just more for classroom stuff.‚Äù
Murray says he doesn‚Äôt need to wear them in games.
‚ÄúProbably not right away,‚Äù Murray said. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know. Definitely not this week. I‚Äôm not wearing them during the game. I‚Äôm not used to them yet.‚Äù
Yes, Murray said he can see safeties on the field without them.
And he‚Äôll be able to see the guys who wear orange on Saturday.
‚ÄúI can see colors,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúNo excuses because of eyes. That‚Äôs for sure.‚Äù
On a different topic, Murray called it ‚Äúa huge honor,‚Äù for coaches to vote him first-team preseason All-SEC over Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
‚ÄúHe definitely receives a lot of attention and it‚Äôs tough,‚Äù Murray said. ‚ÄúI know the craziness I get and it‚Äôs probably nowhere near what he gets. I can only imagine what he goes through on a day to day basis.‚Äù