Aug. 8 News: Georgia Quarterback Competition Heating Up


Few competitions around college football have as much at stake ahead of the 2015 season as the Georgia quarterback race between Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Virginia transfer Greyson Lambert.

With a talented defense, one of the nation’s best offensive lines and arguably the top running back in college football, Nick Chubb, the Bulldogs have the pieces to compete for an SEC championship. But head coach Mark Richt and first-year offensive Brian Schottenheimer must clear up the murky picture behind center in the coming weeks.

Bauta, one of the competitors in the Georgia quarterback race, brings an added dimension with his mobility. But he told David Paschall of the Times Free Press he doesn’t see his mobility as giving him a leg up — pardon the pun — in the ongoing competition.

“Our offense doesn’t really allow for our quarterback to run much considering all the progressions we have,” he said. “I think I am athletic enough to run on my own two feet pretty good, but I don’t know if it’s that much better than them. If I have to make plays with my feet, I will.”

Lambert entered the Georgia quarterback race late, finalizing his transfer from Virginia early in the summer. Lambert lost out to Matt Johns in Charlottesville during the spring, which would seemingly make his place in Athens suspect.

How will a failed Virginia quarterback become a starting Georgia quarterback?

Well, it’s college, so the obvious answer is by hitting the books.

“I did everything I could to learn as much as possible,” Lambert told Charles Odum of the Associated Press.

Richt says the Georgia quarterback competition could “go all the way to the first game,” so don’t expect a resolution in the next couple of weeks of fall camp.

Donald Trump Compared USFL Debut in Birmingham to the Iron Bowl

Jeremy Henderson, Sporting News

If presidential hopeful Donald Trump hopes to ingratiate himself with voters who double as Alabama fans, he can just repackage his pitch for the USFL from 30 years ago.

Jeremy Henderson of Sporting News unearthed a gem one day after the first GOP debate, in which Trump compares a Birmingham USFL game at Legion Field to the Iron Bowl, and effectively claims Bear Bryant’s endorsement from the Great Beyond.

Bryant could be a powerful voice in the Republican primaries. We already saw at least one Crimson Tide fan make an appearance in the electoral process.