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Morning Coffee: Taking a pass

What is on our mind this Thursday morning ...

True freshman Christian LeMay directed the Black team to a game-winning touchdown drive on G-Day. He'll enter fall as the third option in a suddenly stout quarterback rotation for the Bulldogs.

Want proof of Georgia's suddenly robust status at the quarterback position?

Look no farther than last night's exclusive nugget posted by Rusty that basically confirmed what was already suspected: The Bulldogs are not planning to sign a quarterback for their 2012 class.

While not shocking, it's a bit of a eye-opener given the options for a coaching staff that has never really struggled to secure big-time QBs.

It means no Greyson Lambert, a good in-state quarterback who surely would have strongly considered UGA. Beyond him, five-star QB Zeke Pike (now committed to Auburn) visited Athens recently, and yes, he had more than a fleeting interest in the Bulldogs. Another five-star QB, Gunner Kiel, was in the process of setting up a visit to Athens a few weeks back.

As it turns out, there was no need for any of the three, which flies in the face of a belief that a college program might want to sign at least one QB each year, especially when the current number on scholarship is three or fewer.

Nevertheless, this decision makes sense for these reasons ...

1) The cupboard is stacked nicely with quarterbacks who are also young. Redshirt sophomore Aaron Murray has shown that he is the goods, yet true sophomore Hutson Mason has quietly proven the same thing in practice. A little-known fact is that Murray better not give an inch to Mason ... or true freshman Christian LeMay, for that matter. LeMay flashed talent right away after enrolling early, leaving Mark Richt saying it was clear that Georgia recruited the right guy there too.

2) There is no shortage of talent among in-state quarterbacks in the 2013 class.

3) And space is limited in Georgia's 2012 class, which already has six commitments, including two junior college players.

Given those reasons, is this a good decision for UGA?

Or should the Bulldogs keep options open in 2012 at the game's most important position?



Mark Richt and Mark Fox are scheduled to be in Columbus, Ga., tonight for a Bulldog Club meeting at the Columbus Trade Center. Social hour starts at 6 p.m.



Im not gonna sit back and wait for my chance to shine. Im takin my chance day 1.

-- UGA OL signee Hunter Long

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