AJThe quarterback who started at quarterback for UGA last year has no idea who will be the starter for the Bulldogs this season.
With UGA’s season-opener less than two weeks away, the No. 1 quarterback is a three-way battle between Brice Ramsey, Greyson Lambert and Faton Bauta.
“I don’t really know,” Hutson Mason told the AJC after Saturday’s Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome. Mason is the new quarterbacks coach at Colquitt County High School.
“I saw Coach Richt comment the other day that he’s even more in question of who’s going to be the starter, so. I’m not texting every day trying figure out who’s going to be the guy. I’ll wait to see what happens.”
Here’s the rest of the Q&A with Mason:
On his impressions of UGA commit Jacob Eason:
“I hosted him on a visit when he came. He seemed like a very well, down-to-earth guy. He comes from a solid family. I think he mentioned his Dad was his coach or something like that. Obviously has a rich background and understanding of the game. He’s kind of brought up into it, which I’ve always been intrigued by. Guys that are kind of raised up in that football mindset is always pretty cool.”
On his top three quarterbacks in the SEC:
“Dak Prescott. I like the kid at Kentucky, Patrick Towles. I’ve watched him a little bit. I think he has a bright future, big guy. (Texas A&M quarterback) Kyle Allen impressed me a little bit last year. He’s still a young guy, but I think he has a lot of talent. I think a mixture of (Tennessee quarterback) Joshua Dobbs and the kid at Texas A&M. A lot of young guys with not a lot of experience. I don’t know if I can give you a definite No. 3, but I think Dak and Towles can sling it around pretty good.”
On what brought him to Colquitt County:
“When I got released by the Redskins, I was about to get married in two weeks. I was like, ‘Oh, man, I’ve got to provide.’ I had a couple of options, a couple graduate assistant offers, a couple high school offers. And the connection really to (Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst) was my head coach at Lassiter, Chip Lindsey, who’s now the offensive coordinator at Southern Miss, he coached with Rush at Hoover. Obviously, I played against Rush at Lassiter, so we knew of each other. Chip got that connection. And I knew, obviously, the prestigious program that he had and his connections to the next level. Guys like (UGA defensive coordinator) Jeremy Pruitt and Chip have gone on to coach college ball, which is something that really interested me. I thought it was a great fit.”
On his impressions of coaching high school athletes:
“It’s a little unnatural. I’m not used to it yet. I still feel that urge and that desire to play ball, so, I’m really hoping that’ll pop for me.”
On continuing his playing career:
“I wouldn’t consider my football career to be over yet. Still training, still working hard, still pursuing an opportunity to play professional football, whether that’d be the NFL or Canadian League. I’m really hoping and waiting on a call there. In the meantime, I’m just trying to kickstart my coaching career.”