Lambert Settles In

ATHENS - A week ago, many were wondering if Greyson Lambert was the right guy to be Georgia’s starting quarterback.

There are no such questions now, but maybe it would be a good thing if there were.

“If he was uncomfortable going into the last game, maybe we need to make him uncomfortable again,” Richt joked Tuesday.

Lambert set an NCAA completion percentage record of 96 percent by completing 24 of 25 passes with 330 yards and three touchdowns.

“I do feel like being able to go out there and show, not only to myself, but to the team and to everybody watching, that hey, we can throw a pass and complete it,” Lambert said. “That was a big for us.”

So things are a bit more settled now, right, and the Virginia graduate transfer can now just go out and play?

“I guess so,” Lambert said. “I don’t want to change anything. Like I didn’t change anything in my prep before Vanderbilt and I didn’t change anything in my prep before South Carolina. As I told y’all after the Vanderbilt game, it all just comes down to execution and if we do our part then good things will happen. I feel like we did our part and good things happened against South Carolina.”

Lambert had more interceptions (11) than touchdowns (10) last season at Virginia, but this is a different supporting cast around him and a different offense.

“I don’t know if I took probably but five to 10 snaps all year my last year playing at Virginia under center,” he said. “I had to work on all the drops and footwork and ball handling when it comes to under center.”

He said offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has worked with him on “getting a little bit more bounce in my legs” when making his throws.

He has five touchdowns and no interceptions so far at Georgia.

“Well, Vanderbilt I made a very bad throw and got lucky,” he said. “That’s why there’s still a zero. There should be one. That’s the game of football.”

His game experience, he said, has helped this year with knowing not to force throws.

Lambert shared SEC co-offensive player of the week honors with LSU’s Leonard Fournette, but Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, not Lambert was named Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week after accounting for a school-record 572 total yards.

“It’s not like these types of performances weren’t in me last year,” he said. “A lot has to happen. Like Coach Richt’s been saying, for the O-line to do their job the way they did it and kind of dominate the line of scrimmage and for their not to be just a drop. …This isn’t like I did something spectacular. The whole offense did something spectacular that game that doesn’t always happen.”


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