Richt still thinking over QBs

ATHENS – Seventeen days after spring practice ended, Georgia still has a No. 1 quarterback. And still doesn't have a No. 2.

"We're still trying to figure out who the quarterback is going to be," Coach Mark Richt said Wednesday during a Southeastern Conference teleconference marking the end of spring practice at all 12 schools. "Right now, Joe (Tereshinski) will be the first guy rolling in in the fall, and I'm not sure where we'll be after that."

Richt will watch film of his quarterbacks from all 15 of the team's spring practices to help decide the depth chart after Tereshinski, but he hasn't had a chance to do that yet.

"I haven't looked at it as much as I thought I would," he said. "Georgia is a pretty social place. There's a golf tournament it seems every day or some kind of function or speaking engagement going on every day since G-Day."

The film Richt has watched confirmed that redshirt freshman Joe Cox and true freshman Matthew Stafford didn't know enough of the offense to truly compete in the spring but made tremendous strides, he said.

"Especially Stafford, that first day he didn't know what he was doing," Richt said. "He was fumbling snaps and couldn't get the cadence right, couldn't ball fake. There were just so many things he didn't know. Then, by the end, he looked fairly polished, enough to where he ought to be able to compete fairly good in the fall."

Richt doesn't expect to set a depth chart until at least the middle of the summer, he said, because offensive coordinator Neil Callaway and quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo both began a hectic recruiting period this week.

The Bulldogs will narrow the race down to two quarterbacks at least eight days before the first game, which is Sept. 2 against Western Kentucky in Sanford Stadium, Richt said.


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