Mark Richt says QB competition is ‘wide open’

The Georgia Bulldogs have two fine quarterbacks in graduate transfer Greyson Lambert and rising sophomore Brice Ramsey, not to mention rising junior Faton Bauta and freshman Sam Vaughn, but to say that one man has an advantage over the other would be wrong.

As head coach Mark Richt said on Twitter this afternoon, the competition for the starting job under center is wide open and anybody’s game.

Just so everybody understands, our QB race is wide open and we will decide on a starter sometime during preseason practice! Go Dawgs!

— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) July 13, 2015

It’s hard to say just who the job will go to. Ramsey has the upper hand in terms of experience in Richt’s system, but Lambert was the starter last season on a less than average Virginia Cavaliers team. Now that he’s on a team that actually has top talent, perhaps he can put up better numbers. Moreover, he has better build for the position at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, while Ramsey is only 6-foot-3, 213 pounds.

Given Vaughn’s age and Bauta’s lack of playing time, chances are they have an uphill battle in claiming the starting spot.

Georgia opens the 2015 season at home against UL-Monroe on September 5.

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