April 5, 2006
Athens - For the first time since his first year in Athens, Georgia head coach Mark Richt doesn't know who his starting quarterback will be for the Bulldogs season opener against Western Kentucky.
The battle for the starting quarterback job has been priority number one for the Bulldogs this spring but the battle will continue into fall camp. |
Coach Richt says that battle is still very much wide open between Joe Tereshinski, Blake Barnes, Joe Cox and highly touted recruit Matthew Stafford.
The job may still be up for grabs but Richt said before practice started that the fifth-year senior Tereshinski was number one on the depth chart and nothing that has happened so far this spring has changed that fact.
The biggest advantage that Tereshinski has is experiecnce.
He only has one start under center but he has anchored Georgia's punt coverage for the past three sasons and the third generation Bulldog knows that every practice play this spring and summer will go a long way in determining who will win the job.
Joe Tereshinski said "You have to go after every single play with the utmost intensity because you can't afford to lose a play."
Head coach Mark Richt meanwhile will not divulge much on his evaluation of the Georgia quarterback race.
A smiling Richt said "Well, we have got it narrowed down to four."
The bad news for Richt is that one of those four candidates will miss the final week of spring practice.
Rising sophomore Blake Barnes broke his thumb on a helmet during Monday's scrimmage.
Barnes will not need surgery.
Georgia will wrap up spring drills with the annual G-day game Saturday at noon at Sanford Stadium.