June 30, 2006

Quarterback race won't be crowded much longer

There will be a lot of positions thrown out in the open for the taking when the Bulldogs start preseason practice in early August, but none will be bigger than the one that will line-up behind center Nick Jones when the Bulldogs open the season Sept. 2 against Western Kentucky.

The following week, just the third signal-caller in the Mark Richt era will walk into a hornet's nest of pressure and energy when Georgia plays at South Carolina at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN.

"I want to settle on one as soon as we can regardless of who we are playing," said Georgia head coach Mark Richt. "Playing there, we've struggled mightily. We've found a way to win a couple of times."

Though Joe Tereshinski came out of spring practice remaining in the No. 1 spot on the depth chart and is the top candidate to win the starting job, sophomore Blake Barnes, redshirt freshman Joe Cox and true freshman Matthew Stafford are close in Tereshinski's rear-view mirror.

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