ATHENS — Mark Richt elected to clear up the quarterback confusion on Monday night, so the team’s updated depth chart only makes that official: Greyson Lambert is in the top spot, with Faton Bauta and Brice Ramsey listed as co-backups.
Because of alphabetical order, the chart specifies.
Here are some other interesting tidbits:
– Georgia lists three starting receivers: Malcolm Mitchell, Isaiah McKenzie and Reggie Davis. The top backups at each spot are all freshmen: Michael Chigbu, Terry Godwin and Jayson Stanley.
– The tailback pecking order: Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, then Keith Marshall or Brendan Douglas.
– Christian Payne, who is likely out for the opener with a cracked fibula, is still listed as the starting fullback, ahead of Quayvon Hicks.
– Trent Thompson is not listed as a starter on the defensive line – he’s listed as top backup defensive tackle, along with senior James DeLoach. But look for Thompson to start a lot.
– Leonard Floyd is listed as a co-starter at both outside linebacker (which he shares with Lorenzo Carter) and inside linebacker (along with Tim Kimbrough).
– The other inside linebacker starting spot is Reggie Carter or Jake Ganus.
– Cornerback Aaron Davis, a former walk-on who has been awarded a scholarship, has also been awarded a starting spot. The other cornerback starter is Malkom Parrish or Rico McGraw. (Look for McGraw to be at the star spot.) The safeties, as expected, are Quincy Mauger and Dominick Sanders, while the top backups are freshmen Jonathan Abram and Jarvis Wilson.
– Collin Barber is the starting punter again, after a strong preseason. Interestingly, touted freshman walk-on Rodrigo Blankenship is not listed on the two-deep at either kicking position. Marshall Morgan is listed as the kickoff specialist, with Barber as the top backup, rather than Blankenship.