They do have an issue at quarterback after the graduation of Hutson Mason. In January, Georgia signed Schottenheimer to a reported three-year deal with a $975,000 salary.
“We were looking for someone similar in philosophy as to how you think offensive football should be played”, said Richt, who went 10-3 last season but lost to South Carolina for the fourth time in the five years. They’re bringing back a guy like Nick Chubb- a running back who had a stand-out freshman season and has impressed Coach Mark Richt as a player and a person. “I wrote a story a while ago, and for about a year and half I’ve been working to get it to the point that you see today”. It’s going to – I think it’s going to take a while. We have 29 practice opportunities before the first game, and we’re going to get the rotation where we can see the guys that we want to see compete and then make the decision on who should be the starter. “I didn’t think I would ever say that”. “This is the best I’ve felt physically and mentally than any other year I’ve played”.
Malcolm Mitchell and the Georgia Bulldogs will be stepping out at SEC Football Media Days this morning in Birmingham. Sure Jeremy Johnson is big, strong, talented and hungry to blow up this season. We’re going to come in, dominate, clock in, clock out and leave. How will he respond to adversity or the weekly grind of playing in the SEC? Look out for Texas A&M and LSU, as always, and Ole Miss, Arkansas and Mississippi State. Dak Prescott is a dual-threat leader while Joshua Dobbs is a rising star. So the media chose Alabama to win the West, but Auburn to win the championship, and I don’t even know if that’s even possible.
Take last year’s Florida game.
The senior receiver has shown moments of brilliance throughout a career in which he has 1,485 yards and 11 TDs on 116 catches despite being plagued by injuries, particularly the last two seasons. The offensive line might be the best in the country.
Can Kiffin do the same with Cooper Bateman, Alec Morris, David Cornwell, Blake Barnett or Coker? The rules have changed a little bit where you can make some things mandatory throughout the summer.
The quarterback situation at Georgia has generated plenty of debate in the preseason.
Virginia transfer Greyson Lambert looks like the logical choice because of his size (6 feet, 5 inches tall, 220 pounds) and experience over the other quarterbacks.
Schottenheimer came to the Bulldogs from the St. Louis Rams.
“Lorenzo did have an impact for us as a freshman, and we thought his greatest value was that he was more of an edge rusher, a speed guy off the edge”, Richt said.
That doesn’t seem to matter to the Bulldogs.
“So I don’t know what you media guys are doing”, Georgia offensive tackle John Theus joked. “Whoever Coach puts back there, I have the utmost confidence in them”.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) – The Georgia Bulldogs are in search of a starting quarterback and a drought-ending Southeastern Conference title. They were picked as the heavy favorite to win the Eastern Division by reporters covering SEC media days – but to lose to Alabama in the championship game.