Georgia will practice its three quarterback candidates equally throughout camp “until we have an answer,” according to Mark Richt.
And that could take until the first game, the coach indicated.
The Bulldogs begin preseason practice on Tuesday afternoon, and the competition at the most important position will be the big story until one is named. And probably afterwards.
Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Greyson Lambert will rotate on a day-to-day basis, Richt said Tuesday, each getting work with the first, second and third teams.
“It could go all the way to the first game,” Richt said. “Somewhere along the way it could drop into a two-man race. It’s hard to say where it might go. But that’s our starting point.”
A few other quick notes from Richt’s press conference:
– Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley will be practicing, Richt said. Scott-Wesley had arthroscopic knee surgery in early July, but apparently recovered on schedule. He’s joined by a number of freshmen receivers, including Terry Godwin, Michael Chigbu and Jayson Stanley.
“The best thing about the receivers is just the number of them at the second,” Richt said, pointing to the number of injuries during the spring. “we do have a pretty good mix of veterans and young guys.”
– Brandon Kublanow remains the starting center at the outset of camp, per Richt. Kublanow started every game at left guard last year, and sophomore Isaiah Wynn was at center up until the final week of spring practice. But the two flipped spots that final week, and the coaches liked what they saw from Kublanow to move him.
– Richt is entering his 15th preseason at Georgia. He was asked what, if anything, felt diferently.
“It’s a lot cooler up top,” Richt said, rubbing his more-barren-than-usual head.