Former Virginia Cavalier and graduate transfer Greyson Lambert has joined the “wide open” competition for the Georgia Bulldogs’ starting quarterback’s job. Head football coach Mark Richt informed Seth Emerson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of the development.
Lambert will be competing with Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta for the starting quarterback’s job. Both men backed up Hutson Mason last season.
Speaking about Lambert, Richt did nothing but heap praise.
“He’s a very mature guy. He’s already been a starter. He’s already been in a game and been hit in the mouth,” Richt said. “That quarterback thing is really, truly a wide-open competition.”
But when will we learn who the starter is?
“I think it’s going to take awhile,” Richt said. “We’re going to see the guys we want to see compete, then decide on the guy we want to be the starter. But right now I don’t have any idea who that will be.”
Lambert put up mediocre numbers on mediocre Virginia teams in two years in Charlottesville, throwing for 1,972 yards and just 11 touchdowns, with 13 interceptions. Should he win the starting quarterback’s job over Ramsey and Bauta, he should easily put up better numbers with more overall talent around him.
Georgia opens the 2015 season at home against the Sun Belt’s Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks on September 5.
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