That's a long time to go with out a southpaw throwing the ball. In that time Georgia had nothing but right handed starters. That begs the questions: Is there a real difference when a team has a left handed quarterback?
"The offense does not change," said Richt. "Our tackles flip flop because you always want your best tackle on your quarterback's blind side."
So with a little adjustment Georgia was well on its way to getting comfortable with a left handed thrower. But did the fact that Greene was left handed mean that Georgia would have to sacrifice certain bootlegs and other rollouts that right handed quarterbacks before him made?
Not according to Richt.
"We did a study after the first season about Greene's percentage rolling right compared to rolling to his left and actually he was a little higher rolling to his right," he said. "I will spring him out left or right and not worry about it."
South Carolina head coach Lou Holtz, who loves Greene's play, joked about left handed quarterbacks: "I always say that the guy throws left handed because he is not right," said Holtz.
Right or not, Holtz admits that defending a lefty can be very difficult. "There is no way that you can simulate a left handed quarterback like that," he said.
Holtz, who's Gamecocks dropped a 31-7 decision in Athens earlier this season said that much of the credit of the Georgia coaching staff for adjusting the team to Greene's ball.
"Coach Richt and their staff have done a great job. I think that Greene is one of the most accurate quarterback that I have seen," said Holtz.
Holtz is right.
Greene's left hand is the most accurate thing throwing in the SEC today. In 819 passes Greene has thrown only 19 interceptions in his career. That ranks Greene and his left hand as the most accurate passer in SEC history. Kentucky's Jared Lorenzen is also left handed and ranks 4th all time in SEC history in terms of lowest percentage of interceptions.
Maybe there is something to this left handed thing after all.