The fact that there is a quarterback battle of any kind could be seen as a good sign, especially from optimistic Dawg fans. I, for one, am glad that we seem to have some formidable options this year unlike last. Without the arm injury, I firmly believe Murray would have been our guy after the third or fourth game of the season in 2009.
That last comment is one of the main reasons I believe this quarterback battle may be getting a little over hyped by the media and blogosphere. I tried to ride the fence for most of the off season, but I have come to the conclusion that I am a blogger, and not a reporter; therefore, I am obligated to spout at the mouth about who I feel should get the nod. From reading thousands of articles, blogs, reports, and watching hundreds of videos and live action, this whole "battle" seems like a no-brainer. Aaron Murray is our man.
I could go on and on like many have, but I am going to give my top 5 reasons that UGA should go ahead and let the world know that Aaron Murray is the next coming:
1.) He's flat out better at the position than the other two. I saw Mettenberger play every game from his high school senior year, and I saw nothing special other than a BIG arm. He may develop into an SEC caliber QB one day, so don't get me wrong. Gray, while not given much of a chance, did NOTHING to show he should be the man last year.
2.) Aaron Murray did things in high school that only pure winners do on the football field. The miraculous recovery from a broken leg, ridiculous stats, poise beyond his years...need I say more? Heck, just watching him warm up with the other guys during the Tennessee Tech game last year showed me he is much better than his competition.
3.) It's time to make Logan Gray face the fact that he can help this team in other areas. I think Gray has the potential to be a great possession type receiver. Wouldn't it be sweet to have our very own shorter version of an Ed McCaffrey type play-maker?
4.) The whole "this guy has paid his dues thing" hasn't really panned out for Georgia as far as QBs are concerned, now has it? Joe T and Joe C may have been great guys and all, but...
5.) And, the most important reason that I think the UGA coaching staff should go ahead and end the drama as soon as possible is so that Aaron Murray can go ahead and become the leader of this team.
Now, I very well could be wrong, Murray may not be the best option. If that's the case, then let's make whoever the man is, THE MAN ASAP!
Go Dawgs, I can't wait to see who starts as the leader of The Decade Of The Dawg!