Richt: QB competition ‘as wide open as it’s ever been’

Georgia coach Mark Richt surprised attendees at the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia clinic in Columbus on Friday by not just showing up to participate in the conference, but bringing half of his coaching staff with him.

Georgia coach Mark Richt breaks down game video with members of the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia on Friday. (Photo from iHigh.com)

Georgia coach Mark Richt breaks down game video with members of the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia on Friday. (Photo from iHigh.com)

Richt wasn’t the only SEC coach there. Alabama’s Nick Saban was there Thursday.

Afterward Richt answered some questions from Ryan Black of the Columbus-Ledger Enquirer and other reporters covering the event. You can read Black’s coverage HERE.

Following are some of the topics Richt was asked about:

On the quarterback competition between Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park …

“It’s just a lot of work to be done between now and that first game and a lot of competition to happen. You know, the quarterback position is as wide-open as it’s ever been since I’ve been at Georgia probably. It’s going to be an interesting battle I would say.”

On the loss of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, who became head coach at Colorado State …

“Mike did a wonderful job here at Georgia, and we appreciate everything he did. He got a great opportunity to become a head coach at a great university, so we’re proud of him, happy for him. Now it’s a matter of getting acclimated to Coach Schottenheimer, the way he likes to operate. It’s been an exciting time, but certainly we appreciate what Mike did while he was here.”

On new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer …

“He’s a sharp guy, a guy that knows his ball. But he’s also a guy that has the right type of personality to coach the college game, to recruit the college level. We’re just real thankful we got him.”

On the expectations for senior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins …

“If Jordan plays as good as he’s been working in this offseason, he’s going to have a great year. He’s in tremendous shape. He’s working hard. He’s leading. He’s doing all the things that it takes to have a great senior season.”

 


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