Who is the Best Starting QB of Mark Richt era ?

7-7-2014

 

 

.83 DJ Shockley win % starting QB 10-2

.81 David Greene win % starting QB 42-10

.80 Matthew Stafford win % starting QB 27-7

.67 Aaron Murray win % starting QB 35-17

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*A*A*R*O*N***M*U*R*R*A*Y*

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52 Starts

2-10 vs. Year Top 10, FL 2012 when threw 3 Interceptions, South Carolina 2013 when Todd Gurley II had a career high number of carries with 30 rushes while Aaron Murray rushed the ball 5 times for minus 12 yards and only completed 17 passes, 22% Win %.

5-15 vs. Year Top 25 for 25 % Win % vs teams made Top 25 these years

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2010&thy=2013&teamname=Georgia&cres=1

0-7 on road vs teams made Top 25 these years, lost every one at opponent’s field, as Visitor

35 Wins Starting Quarterback.

17 Losses Starting Quarterback .67 Win Percentage.

41 interceptions, 98 sacks, 32 Fumbles, 0-2 SEC Championship Games 1-2 bowl games

35-17 as Starting QB, not Top 25 for all 4 years for UGA as our Starting QB

 

2009 – redshirted because of shoulder injury Fall 2009 leaving Joe Cox to go 8-5

2010 – not 1st team or 2nd team All-SEC Coaches’ or AP

2011 – not 1st team All-SEC Coaches’ or AP, is 2nd team All-SEC Coaches’ & AP

2012 – not 1st team or 2nd team All-SEC Coaches’ or AP

2013 – not 1st team or 2nd team All-SEC Coaches’ or AP

 

Career – not 1st team or 2nd team All-America by ANY organization ANY year 2010-2013.

 

6’ and 3/8” tall

Losses to UnRanked Teams Time of Game Aaron Murray :

 

(1)   10/19/2013 Lost to Vanderbilt UnRanked either AP nor Coaches’ Polls Top 25 Time of Game, 4 of 14 Third Down Conversions, Interception, 16 of 28, 4 rushes for 10 yards total, Zero Touchdown Passes.

(2)   10/12/2013 Lost to Missouri UnRanked Coaches’ Poll Top 25 Time of Game, 2 Interceptions, 4 of 11 on 3rd Down Conversions, 3 of 6 in Touchdowns in the Red Zone, 4 Rushes for 5 yards total, 55 % Completion Percentage, Lost the Fumble that cost us the game.

(3)   10/30/2010 Lost to Florida UnRanked either AP nor Coaches’ Poll Top 25 Time of Game, 4 of 14 Third Down Conversions, 18 of 37, 3 Interceptions, 2 sacks, 9 rushes for 16 yards total, 2 Fumbles.

(4)   10/2/2010 Lost to Colorado UnRanked either AP nor Coaches’ Poll Top 25 Time of Game, 5 of 12 Third Down Conversions, 16 of 27, Interception, 2 sacks, 7 rushes for 13 yards total, Fumble.

(5)   9/25/2010 Lost to Mississippi State UnRanked AP nor Coaches’ Poll Top 25 Time of Game, 7 of 15 Third Down Conversions, 18 of 31, Sack, 7 rushes 32 yards

(6)   12/31/2010 Lost to UCF UnRanked AP Poll Top 25 Time of Game, 3 of 14 Third Down Conversions, 21 of 38, 2 Interceptions, 3 sacks, 12 rushes 4 yards total, number of touchdowns zero, 1 Fumble.

 

Aaron Murray’s own Performances in these Six (6) games vs teams who were not ranked Time of Game in the specific polls listed, are why we LOST these Six (6) games. This, in addition, to his 0-7 on the road away as Visitor vs Teams Ranked for the year. These are his career totals. Good Luck with that Kansas City 5th Round Draft Pick Aaron Murray.

 

Combined Totals for Aaron Murray in 6 Losses to Time of Game UnRanked Teams in these specific Polls :

 

27 of 80 Third Down Conversions

33 percent 3rd Down Conversion sending Defense right back out 2/3 time

9 Interceptions in 6 Losses to teams UnRanked Time of Game

206 Pass Attempts, not counting Sacks which were Pass Plays

114 Completions of 206 Passes

55 percent Pass Completion in 6 Losses to 6 UnRanked Teams

10 Sacks of Aaron Murray in 6 Losses to UnRanked Teams

5 Fumbles by Aaron Murray in 6 Losses to UnRanked Teams

43 rushes by Aaron Murray for 80 yards total

1.9 yards per rush by Aaron Murray on 43 carries in 6 Losses to UnRanked Teams

7 carries game average each of the 6 Losses UnRanked teams

250 plays called his own non-athletic number at line in 6 Losses UnRanked Teams

42 plays game avg called his own number 6 Losses UnRanked teams

Why did we lose these 6 games ? Aaron Murray had a bad day, didn’t he ?

 

 

13 Losses to Top 25 Ranked Teams Time of Game Aaron Murray Starting Quarterback :

 

Here are the 13 games LOST by Aaron Murray to Ranked Teams time of game, with Aaron Murray’s scrambling abilities in the 13 games LOST to Game Time Top 25 Ranked teams: In the Order in Which They Occurred :

 

 

 

Missouri # 25 AP Poll (UnRanked Coaches’’ Poll Top 25), 4 of 11 Third Down Conversions, 4 rushes 5 yards total, Fumble, 2 Sacks, 2 Interceptions. Loss.

 

Clemson # 8, Aaron Murray 35, eight rushes minus 21 yards, 4 sacks, interception, fumble. Loss.

 

Alabama # 2, Aaron Murray 28, four rushes minus 12 yards, 3 sacks, Interception. Loss.

 

South Carolina # 6, Aaron Murray 7, six rushes minus 17 yards, 2 sacks, interception, fumble. Loss.

 

Michigan State # 12, Aaron Murray 30, nine rushes minus 14 yards, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, fumble. Loss.

 

LSU # 1, Aaron Murray 10, nine rushes minus 6 yards, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, fumble. Loss.

 

South Carolina # 12, Aaron Murray 42, seven rushes 9 yards, 2 sacks, interception, fumble. Loss.

 

Boise State # 5, Aaron Murray 21, seven rushes minus 33 yards, 6 sacks, interception. Loss.

 

UCF whatever that is # 24 Coaches’ Poll Time of Game UnRanked AP Poll Top 25 Time of Game, Lost to UCF UnRanked AP Poll Top 25 Time of Game, 3 of 14 Third Down Conversions, 21 of 38, 2 Interceptions, 3 sacks, 12 rushes 4 yards total, number of touchdowns zero, 1 Fumble. Loss.

 

Auburn # 2, Aaron Murray 31, seven rushes minus 5 yards, 3 sacks, fumble. Loss.

 

Arkansas # 12, Aaron Murray 24, fourteen rushes 35 yards, 6 sacks, interception, fumble. Loss.

 

South Carolina # 24, dropped us out of Top 25 losing this game # 22 prior, Aaron Murray 3 of 11 Third Down Conversions, 3 Sacks, 1 Fumble, 6 Rushes for minus 15 yards total.

 

Auburn # 7, dropped us out of Top 25 again losing this game # 25 prior, Aaron Murray 9 Rushes 37 yards, 1 interception, 1 Sack, 2 TD passes, 49 passes thrown, 1 Fumble, while Nick Marshall Rushed for 89 yards and was 15-26 passing, Todd Gurley II only given the ball 15 times to Run the ball, while Auburn had 323 yards rushing, we had only 117 and that the difference along with the Nick Marshall pass to win to the game against Aaron Murray throwing it 49 times, again.

 

Quit, Cease and Desist with the Excuses in his Losses as Aaron Murray’s Performances against Time of Game Top 25 Ranked Teams, speak for themselves. Aaron Murray had poor days himself these 13 games, didn’t he ?

 

Not even 6 feet and half an inch.

 

As for dual-threat, at no time did Aaron Murray demonstrate he was a dual-threat QB at UGA.

 

A back-up QB was not summoned in a game no matter how bad a game Aaron Murray was having, and he had 18 stinkers as our Starting QB. 18 Stinkers, 17 of which he LOST.

 

Coddled as Starting Quarterback, Aaron Murray started 52 games the same as David Greene Started for us, but David Greene – we say set the NCAA record for Most Wins, and for diminutive Aaron Murray, dual-threat cough, cough, we have a completely different set of criterion. 81 % Win Percentage David Greene 42-10 in 52 Starts, Aaron Murray was by Stark Contrast, only 67 % Win Percentage 35-17. Same number of Starts, both.

 

Tough as Nails, did better against UnRanked Teams than against ranked teams running up his stats against Cupcakes, against even them, he was not taken out to prepare a Back-Up QB any of the 4 years here. Not 6’ 1” as I stated repeatedly standing beside him able to measure. His struggles in key moments of key games are Legendary, and would have resulted in Steve Spurrier yanking his butt at least 18 different games. At least. Instead,

 

35-17, fifty-two games .6731 win percentage with # 9 recruiting class around him all 4 years, Top 10 average recruiting class and not even in the Top 25 in Won/Loss Record for the Aaron Murray Era.

 

Aaron Murray had bad games. A lot of bad games. At least 18 bad games.

 

Aaron Murray lost to teams he should never have lost to, and Aaron Murray under-performed in the big games in his career. Didn’t he ?

 

Aaron Murray had a bad case of heebie-jeebies here inconsistently playing  –  yet calling his own number over half the total plays.

 

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vs UNRANKED OPPONENTS Time of Game

 

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32-5 record

65 % completion percentage

96 TD Passes

56 Sacks

27 Interceptions

22 Fumbles

 

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vs Ranked Teams Time of Game :

 

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3-12 record

54 % completion percentage

25 TD Passes

42 Sacks

14 Interceptions

10 Fumbles

 

35-17, Aaron Murray at the most in-opportune time threw interceptions, fumbled and got sacked.

 

41 interceptions, 98 sacks, 32 Fumbles

 

171 Interceptions, Sacks and Fumbles 9 % of his plays – unpropitious moments, badly timed.

 

Costing us games. I do not see the NFL repeating this mistake.

 

How can a guy who threw 121 Touchdown Passes, be criticized ?

 

Because we have had better Quarterbacks than Aaron Murray in just the Mark Richt Era.

 

Aaron Murray was a ball-hog who was not an athlete. And, for 5 long years, you’ve defended him. I do not think Hutson Mason is as good a quarterback as Aaron Murray. I hope for another 4-year starter, and we shall compare that with Aaron Murray.

Aaron Murray is inconsistent as Hell.

Watching all these Quarterbacks out-perform Aaron Murray in All 17 Losses and in several of our wins.

David Greene 42-10 as our Starting Quarterback for 10 years after that you touted him as the Winningest Starting Quarterback in history, but for Aaron Murray, his 35-17 is somehow irrelevant. B.S. it is beside the point.

 

.8077 David Greene Starting QB UGA 42-10

.6731 Aaron Murray Starting QB UGA 35-17

 

7 more losses and 7 fewer wins, you want me to list those 7 he lost for us ?

 

I just listed 17 he cost us and several others we should have lost with his performances in those games too.

Extraneous is what 96 TD Passes against UnRanked Opponents Time of Game are.

Relevant is his propensity at key moments in key games to fumble, be sacked and throw interceptions.

Joe Tereshinski III is the Only Starting UGA Quarterback in 2 decades to lose to Vanderbilt

Before Aaron Murray.

David Greene did not lose to Vanderbilt as Starting QB.

DJ Shockley did not lose to Vanderbilt as Starting QB.

Matthew Stafford did not lose to Vanderbilt as Starting QB.

Joe Cox, even, did not lose to Vanderbilt as Starting QB.

Aaron Murray threw zero TD Passes against Vanderbilt and LOST.

I am of the Camp, that you call it like it is.

Bad Performance ?

Call them out.

Tell them they need to do better.

When they do better, you Admire their Accomplishments.

Not when they suck.

That’s what that is called, not Fair Weather Fan.

Pollyanna like Chuck Dowdle, WSB, is the only other choice for a fan.

And, which kind of a fan is better for us ?

I ask you, how has this been working-out for us the 2nd half of the Mark Richt era, you running in here bragging on the players and coaches, and making excuses ?

Well ?

Which is better for us as a fan ?

Call it like it, and ask them to do better ?

I mean give me a break.

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Aaron Murray TOO FREQUENTLY 6 TIMES LOST TO UnRanked teams.

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I am not loving-up that performance.

I am calling it like it is.

I praise him, after great games he has.

Too frequently, now, he has turned-in this kind of performance against Vandy.

Hasn’t he ?

One of the benefits of being a fan of a program, is that I do not have to fall in Love with a Coach or a Quarterback.

I can call it like it is, over time.

It’s still my team.

They are still my Coach and QB.

I will make no excuses for any.

Were I to, I would have no credibility.

The facts are the facts, and they are irrefutable.

 

Signature Wins by Aaron Murray :

2013 LSU # 14, Aaron Murray 4 of 11 Third Down Conversions, 5 rushes 7 yards total, Interception, 20 of 34, frankly Zach Mettenberger better again. Win.

 

2013 South Carolina # 4, Aaron Murray, two sacks, 5 rushes minus 12 yards total. 6 of 13 Third Down Conversions. Win. Todd Gurley II had 30 rushes for his Career High Number of Rushes vs USCe 2013.

 

2012 Florida # 9, Aaron Murray, three interceptions, 2 rushes 3 yards total. 1 of 10 Third Down Conversions. Win.

 

3 Signature Wins Aaron Murray Starting Quarterback combined he was 11 of 34 Third Down Conversions 32 % Third Down Conversions in his 3 Signature Wins.

 

Wins over Ranked Teams 18 games :  Florida ended-up # 9 in 2012, LSU # 14 in 2013, and South Carolina # 4 in 2013; he also beat # 25 AP Poll Nebraska 2012 who had no business in the Top 25 beating only Northwestern, who beat no one.

 

His Legacy. Aaron Murray’s Legacy is that after a dismal career against top teams, he beat South Carolina and LSU his redshirt 5th senior year surrounded by horrid losses and terrible personal performances before and after these good games including 0 TD passes against Vanderbilt this season, for example.

Mindboggling that a guy can be this inconsistent.

Inept at the most crucial instant.

171 interceptions, sacks and fumbles.  Good God Almighty !

Dual-Threat QB, my butt : he’s no athlete.

 

Gutsy all get-out, and smart.

 

Clutch ?

Oh, my God, he’s Joe Montana.

Aaron Murray against Alabama now 2 years’ ago, looked to the sidelines and asked should he spike it, and then had his pass batted-down at the line of scrimmage as we saw so many times in college for him, and the pass landed in Chris Conley’s hands too far from the sidelines, not intended for him at all. He had 4 rushes for minus 12 yards, 1 TD Pass, 3 sacks and 18 of 33 passing. He knew he should be spiking the ball, and instead questioned himself as he does in such moments, and asked : Do I spike it ? Do I spike it ? Now, in a frantic Do I spike it ?

13,166 Yards Passing.

121 Touchdown Passes.

921 Pass Completions.

1,478 Pass Attempts.

62 % Pass Completion Percentage.

0 Tackles

1,875 Total Passes, Catches, Rushes, Total Plays by Player.

295 Made 3rd Down Conversions.

688 Opportunities 3rd Downs on Offense.

42 % for 3rd Down Conversion Percentage.

16 Touchdowns Rushing.

137 Passing Plus Rushing Touchdowns.

1 Passes Caught.

– 3.0 Yards Catching Passes.

0 College Football Hall of Fame – ineligible – no Major 1st Team All-America.

Graduated 3.3 Grade Point Average .58 worse than my own as walk-on at UGA.

No Suspensions

No Arrests

No Start Missed until Georgie tek 11/30/2013 & Nebraska.

Bowl Games Won 1.

Bowl Games Lost 2.

Lost to 6 UnRanked Cupcakes.

0 Passes Thrown in the NFL.

7 Number of Quarterbacks Taken NFL Draft before he is taken.

0 SEC Championships.

0 National Championships.

0 All-SEC 1st Team.

 

.40 Joe Tereshinski III win % as Starting QB 2-3

.50 Hutson Mason win % as Starting QB 1-1

.61 Joe Cox win % as Starting QB 8-5

.67 Aaron Murray win % as Starting QB 35-17

.80 Matthew Stafford win % as Starting QB 27-7

.81 David Greene win % as Starting QB 42-10

.83 DJ Shockley win % as Starting QB 10-2

 

0 All-America 1st Team nor 2nd Team All-America.

 

396 Yards Rushing.

286 Rushing Attempts.

1.3 Yards Per Rush.

 

41 Interceptions

32 Fumbles

98 Sacks

171 Interceptions, Sacks, Fumbles.

9 % Interception Sack Fumble Percentage of Total Player Plays.

DGD – worst Period of Mark Richt Era, but DGD.

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One thought on “Who is the Best Starting QB of Mark Richt era ?

  1. Aaron Murray is tough as nails, although not the most gifted of athletes, and I wish him nothing but the best at Kansas City, where hopefully he improves upon what he did not do here for us.

    I’d take D.J. Shockley, David Greene and Matthew Stafford over Aaron Murray any day, here, or in the NFL.

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