Richt likes what he sees at quarterback

April, 5, 2010
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Georgia coach Mark Richt isn't ready to name a starter at quarterback yet, but he feels like the Bulldogs are in good shape at the position after watching his quarterbacks combine for four touchdown passes this past Saturday in the second full scrimmage of the spring.

The Bulldogs will wrap up the spring this Saturday with their annual G-Day game, and Richt hopes to have a depth chart at quarterback afterward.

"The offense had a pretty good day," Richt said. "The throwing and catching was outstanding. I was very impressed with the quarterbacks. They had good control of what was going on. They moved in the pocket. They scrambled, and they were accurate. They really put the ball on the money. I feel like we're in good shape at that position. It's been a good competition, and I'm pleased with that."

Zach Mettenberger threw two of the touchdown passes, while Aaron Murray and Logan Gray each threw one. Murray went 13-of-19 for 159 yards. Mettenberger was 10-of-16 for 126 yards, and Gray went 7-of-11 for 111 yards. Mettenberger and Murray each threw interceptions. Murray's came on fourth down in the end zone after a long drive.

The quarterbacks have been splitting the reps evenly this spring, and Gray got the most work with the first team on Saturday.

Richt doesn't anticipate naming a starter after the spring game, just who's in the lead heading into the summer.

Mettenberger will miss at least the opener against Louisiana-Lafayette because of his alcohol-related arrest last month, and it could turn into more games depending on how his legal case plays out.

Because he won't be available for the opener, it's hard to imagine him getting the nod. But he's still played well this spring, and junior receiver A.J. Green said after the scrimmage that he's comfortable with all three.

Remember, too, that whoever wins the job will be surrounded by 10 returning starters on offense.

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