Dawgy Posted May 14, 2010 Share Posted May 14, 2010 -- Of course, all of this is making it awfully hard for Richt to continue saying that Aaron Murray has yet to earn the starting job. While he still stopped short of outright naming Murray his starter, he admitted there's really very little chance of anything else happening."Aaron Murray is certainly in the driver's seat and more than likely will be the starter," Richt said. "There's always something that could happen between then and now that might change that, but he's really in good position to do that."-- As for how much responsibility Murray will have at the line of scrimmage this season, Richt said that was to be determined, but it would probably be a gradual process of throwing a little more at Murray each week."We don't want to start too high and then he struggles and gets set back," Richt said. "You never want a QB to get set back. You always want him to feel comfortable and confident and maybe even bored with the material to where he's ready for the next level of information."-- Of course, while Murray won't be given carte blanche from Day 1, Richt said he won't be toning down the offense too much to protect his young QB."If we don't throw the ball to A.J., we're not very smart," Richt said. "We better get the ball to A.J. Green, and I don't think it's a news flash to any defense that we're going to get the ball to A.J."-- And Green won't be the only receiving threat. While Richt praised the progress of Tavarres King and Kris Durham, he also said the tight ends will play a much more significant role in the offense this season than they had in the recent past."For a while there, whether through injuries or recruiting, we didn't quite have the guys who could become a mismatch for a linebacker or safety, but we have that now," Richt said. "So we'll definitely use the tight ends, and I'd imagine we'll have more two tight-end sets than we have since the days of having Watson and McMichael at the same time."-- Back to Murray for a second: Richt told wary fans to "do a little research on Aaron Murray, watch his high school tape" and said they'll be excited about having him at QB.-- Describing Murray's skill set, Richt said: "You would take Aaron Murray every single year that you are recruiting a quarterback."-- And as for what Murray needs to do to get ready for the season, Richt said there isn't a whole lot he needs to improve upon. "He's to the point, in my opinion, where he just needs to play," Richt said. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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