ATHENS — Six days from Georgia’s season opener, Greyson Lambert was working with the first team at quarterback.
Of course whether it stays that way through the week remains the big question.
In any case, it was Lambert working with the first team during the media viewing period of Monday’s practice. Brice Ramsey, long considered the favorite to win the job, was next, followed by Faton Bauta. That was the same order that the quarterbacks went in the Monday of last week, but a day later Ramsey and Lambert flipped places.
At minimum, it’s become a near-certainty that Georgia will play two quarterbacks in the first half in Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe. Georgia has yet to reveal its updated depth chart, but it would be a surprise if it didn’t say Lambert “or” Ramsey, with Bauta perhaps even included.
Coach Mark Richt, who has been stingy with information about the quarterbacks this preseason, is due to address the media after Monday’s practice. It would also be a surprise if he announced a clear starter.
Some other notes from the media viewing period:
– Freshman defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter has returned after missing about three weeks with a knee injury.
– Junior Leonard Floyd was working with the inside linebackers, the first time he has done so during the media viewing period. But Floyd has been expected to play at both outside and inside linebacker this season, depending on the opponent or the defensive package.
– Senior Justin Scott-Wesley, who remains out with knee problems, was again working with the receivers, acting as a coach. In fact Scott-Wesley was very active, both physically and mentally, coaching up the receivers and running around. He was not wearing a knee brace.
– At one point Richt looked at the very green receiving corps and yelled: “Half of you guys look like true freshmen! Maybe that’s because you are true freshmen! But you can’t act like it.”