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Thursday, January 29, 2009

QB Quotes Part III: The Search for Logan Gray

Here's the last of the quotes from Tuesday's media session with the non-Logan Gray QBs...

Murray on what he hopes to accomplish as an early enrollee...
"My goal is just to learn as much as I can, especially with two older quarterbacks who have been in the system. I just wanted to come here, have them show me everything, I'm just going to kill them with, 'Show me this, show me that,' and just learn as much as I can, get in the weight room, work hard, and see what happens from there."

Murray on competing with Mettenberger on the depth chart for potentially the next four years...
"All we can do now is just work hard. I think both of us are in the mind-set now that we're going to do whatever it takes to be quarterback for the University of Georgia. No one can tell what the future's going to bring. All you can do right now is just work hard. We'll see what happens the next couple years, but right now we're just working hard, learning the playbook and having fun working together."

Murray on living with Mettenberger and Dallas Lee...
"Him and Dallas are a disaster. They never clean up their dishes. I hate walking in and dishes and trash everywhere. I'm a real neat freak, so I'm always cleaning up after him, doing the dishes, going in the bathroom and cleaning up, but whatever. He's taken out (the trash) one time, but as long as he chips in."

Murray on maintaining a good relationship with Mettenberger despite their competition...

"Him and I have already built that relationship from this past summer. I think we're good. There's no tension between us that, 'OK, I'm going to beat you out.' We're just going out there working hard, and he's just one of my friends. We don't really see it as a competition yet. We're just working hard, working for Georgia, and that's the best we can do right now."

Cox on the two freshmen...

"You can tell they're freshmen right now, they've got a lot of questions. I told them I'm here for them if they have any questions about football or anything, just let me know. They're both good kids, and hopefully someday they'll say I was a good mentor, too."

Cox on how his life has changed since Matthew Stafford left for the NFL draft...
"I don't feel any different, but there has been some changes. You get a lot more people coming up and talking to you, but it hasn't been something that's just been mind-blowing. I try to keep to myself anyway, so I wouldn't even notice if something had changed."

Cox on Murray and Mettenberger's work ethics...
"Aaron and Zach both stay over here for a long time after they should be. I walked by the other day, and Zach was sitting in his locker going over his playbook, going over protection sheets and writing who was responsible for this person if he blitzes. They both are trying to learn as fast as they can. I figured they might be a little nervous about everything, but they've handled it really well and are picking up on everything real fast."

Mettenberger on enrolling with another highly recruited QB...
"They always say high competition makes you better, and I was just thinking, what can I get out of this, having another highly recruited quarterback coming in? We're just pushing each other, trying to make each other better."

Mettenberger on living with Murray...
"We definitely have our moments of tension when we're at each other's throats. He gets mad at me all the time because I won't clean the kitchen. Other than that we're just trying to help each other out in the weight room and film, hoping to get better and learn from each other."

Mettenberger on staying close to home...

"Me and Dallas have it kind of easy. He's only 40 minutes from home, and he goes home every weekend. I go home once a week to get a home-cooked meal. Aaron doesn't really appreciate us going out and getting our moms to cook for us. It's definitely harder for him living 10 hours away than for me and Dallas."

Mettenberger on the possibility of one of the two freshmen QBs transferring down the road...
"In the past, I've never seen Coach Bobo split time with any quarterbacks, and I don't think he's going to start any time soon. So a transfer could happen, but we're both early enrolled freshman, and that's far down the road."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

somebody needs to help the young QB's with their use of pronouns! "Him and I" and "Me and Dallas" I mean, come on.

David Hale said...

As someone who taught college journalism for two years, I can assure you this plague affects more than just SEC quarterbacks. Me no get why pronouns so not good.

watcher16 said...

Where is Logan Gray in all this David?!

Universal Remonster said...

I hate to be picky, but the third "Star Trek" movie was "The Search For Spock."

David Hale said...

Don't worry about Logan. This was just meant as a meet-and-greet for the freshmen which Joe Cox happened to also be available for. We'll catch up with Logan soon.

And UR-- You're totally right, and I will now change the title of this post to suit both you and watcher.

Universal Remonster said...

HAHAHAHA!!!

Thanks David!