October 26, 2006

Who will be the backup QB?

The Bulldogs (6-2, 3-2) made the short trek down to Sanford
Stadium Thursday for practice in preparation for Saturday's game in Jacksonville.
Georgia head coach Mark Richt had the field painted to resemble the
pro-field in Alltel Stadium with NFL hash marks in place so the players could
get their timing down using the different markings.


Coach Richt announced before practice that the backup
quarterback job behind freshman starter Matthew Stafford is up for
grabs between senior
Joe Tereshinski and redshirt freshman
Joe Cox.


Since being demoted to second string quarterback last
week, Tereshinski was the main backup to Stafford, but coach Richt and quarterback
coach Mike Bobo decided to divide the snaps more evenly between Cox
and Tereshinski this week.


"They are both getting snaps during the week,"
said Richt on the competition between Cox and Tereshinski.


Tereshinski has passed for 423 yards three touchdowns
and two interceptions in four games this season. Cox has 225 yards passing,
two touchdowns, and one interceptions in limited action this season.


Coach Richt and coach Bobo will make a decision on the
backup quarterback following practice Thursday.


"I am sure when I talk to Mike after practice we
will know who it is I just do not think we will tell anyone," said Richt.




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