Georgia is getting ready to face Ole Miss this Saturday in Oxford. Folks in DawgNation wants to know who will be the starting quarterback if Georgia loses badly against the Rebels. Huston Mason who is the backup quarterback for the Bulldogs was the number 1 high school star in the state of Georgia two years ago. After Zack Mettenberger left Athens, fans thought maybe Hutson Mason might be their guy. Georgia is sitting at 1-2 right, if the Bulldogs falter then everyone would want answers to this team.
Coach Mark Richt right now is staying with Aaron Murray. The difference with Murray and Mason is that Hutson Mason has a good strong arm plus he can run. Aaron Murray has been sacked almost every series. About 7 years ago, Georgia experimented a two quarterback rotation. It was David Greene and DJ Shockley, it did work out pretty well. Don’t get me wrong, Aaron Murray is a good quarterback is just that he has cost the team a few wins in the past.
Lets take a look at some numbers between Aaron Murray and Hutson Mason. In 16 games that Aaron Murray has played in, 262-426 (61.5%), 3,721 yards,33 TDs, 9 INT’s.
In 5 games that Hutson Mason has played in, 15-26(57.7%), 170 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs. Hutson Mason hasn’t thrown a single interception since playing for Georgia last year.
I know it seems like a rationalized statement, but how long will it take for Mark Richt to make a quarterback change?
This Saturday in Oxford, if Aaron Murray gets into lots of trouble during the game, it will be time for Hutson Mason to show his true skills.
Georgia needs to win the rest of their games if they want to be in the BCS bowls.9 wins won’t cut it for a BCS Bowl game.