In Depth: Georgia's Quarterbacks

ATHENS - Josh Kendall takes an in-depth look at the Dawgs' quarterbacks.

Blake Barnes

Class: Redshirt sophomore

Size: 6-foot-3, 219 pounds

Hometown: Baldwyn, Miss.

High School: Gatorade's Mississippi player of the year threw for 6,939 yards in his career, including 1,649 as a senior, when he led team to second round of state playoffs despite being one of just two returning offensive starters. He threw for 2,450 yards and 37 touchdowns as junior.

Strength: Knows the offense better than anyone but Tereshinski, has an above-average arm

Weakness: Needs more confidence, sometimes makes poor decisions

Inside the helmet: "He doesn't say much, real laid back. He just goes about his business and leads by example." – quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo

For Fun: "I fish. I hunt. I just love being outside, love playing any other sports, basketball, baseball. I had to play a little intramural softball this year to relive my baseball years."

Joe Cox

Class: Redshirt freshman

Size: 6-foot, 200 pounds

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

High School: The Old Spice Red Zone high school player of the year in 2004 was 31-0 as a starter at Independence High School. In final two seasons, combined to throw for 8,492 yards and 109 touchdowns.

Strength: Most accurate of the quarterbacks and makes good decisions with the ball

Weakness: Smallest of four, still learning offense, arm not as strong as Stafford or Barnes

Inside the helmet: "He tells a lot of jokes and hangs with the guys a little more, but still laid back. He doesn't get too intense or too laid back. He just goes out there and has fun." – quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo.

For Fun: "Fish and hunt, I'm a big outdoors guy.

Matthew Stafford

Class: True freshman

Size: 6-foot-3, 235 pounds

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

High School: Considered one of the top two quarterbacks in the country after throwing for 4,018 yards and 38 touchdowns to lead Highland Park High School in Texas Class AAAA state championship. A Parade All-American as a senior, he graduated early in order to enroll at Georgia in time for spring practice.

Strength: Arm is unparalleled on team and maybe in SEC, has better-than-average but not yet great accuracy to go along with strength

Weakness: The furthest behind in learning offense, still not comfortable enough to make instant decisions

Inside the helmet: "He is very, very, very laid back. He's just going out there letting it fly, by the seat of his pants. I don't even know if he knows what at stake, which may be a good thing." – quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo

For Fun: "Nothing. Sleep. I go fishing with Joe Cox a lot."

Joe Tereshinski III

Class: Redshirt senior

Size: 6-foot-3, 217 pounds

Hometown: Athens

High School: The only one of the four not named his state's Gatorade player of the year as a senior, Tereshinski played at local Athens Academy and was a Class A all-state selection his junior and senior seasons. He threw for 1,642 yards as senior.

Strength: Very smart, toughest and probably most athletic of the QBs, has the most leadership potential currently because of tenure and respect among teammates, makes right decision most plays

Weakness: Doesn't have the arm strength of Stafford or the accuracy of Cox

Inside the helmet: "He's the most intense. He takes things very, very seriously and sometimes beats himself up if he doesn't do something right." – quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo

For Fun: "I hang out with friends, go to different games around here. Every now and then I go out fishing, not as much as Joe and Blake and some of the guys."

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