ATHENS, Ga. - In terms of Georgia's quarterback competition, the G-Day Game on Saturday gave coach Mark Richt more information to feed into the equation, but nothing he considers definitive.
"I haven't seen anybody separate themselves," the Bulldogs' first-year coach said. "As far as trying to decide if there's going to be a shuffling of the lineup, that would be premature."
That means junior Cory Phillips is still No. 1 and freshman David Greene is No. 2. Neither quarterback looked sharp in the Red team's 30-6 win over the Black team in Georgia's annual spring scrimmage.
An announced Sanford Stadium crowd of 20,445 saw Phillips and Greene combine to complete just 17 of 45 passes.
"I'm not going to be down about whatever percentages we had today," Phillips said. "It's not time for that. Definitely, you need to look at it and realize we have some work we need to do."
Phillips and Greene split time with the Red team and the White team, giving each a chance to run the first-team offense against the first-team defense and the second-team offense against the second-team defense.
The 6-foot-3, 216-pound Greene showed more good things and more bad things than Phillips. Greene completed 9 of 20 passes for 154 yards, including touchdown passes of 12 and 57 yards. His 57-yarder came midway through the second quarter on a blown coverage by the defense. Durell Robinson was left wide open running down the left sideline and Greene lofted him an easy ball for a score.
Greene threw his touchdown passes in a five-minute span against the second-team defense, but he then struggled against the first-team defense. He was picked off twice, once by Terreal Bierria and once by Tim Wansley on a ball tipped by Bierria. He had another interception dropped and another called back because of a late whistle that stopped the action.
"Quarterback is a slow process, and it's a process you have to work on," Greene said. "I'm learning a lot of things. I kind of left it hanging up a little too long (on the interceptions). One of those I probably shouldn't have thrown. I have to get to the point where I'm making better decisions."
Likewise, Phillips (6-1, 214) struggled against the first-team defense and then found some success against the second-teamers. Overall, he completed 8 of 25 passes for 111 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.
Phillips' first 10 passes were incomplete, and he didn't complete a pass other than a screen pass until the 51-second mark of the first quarter. He led two scoring drives, both resulted in field goals, but he had completions of 33, 31 and 24 yards.
Richt said the battle for the starting quarterback spot will "more than likely" extend into fall practice, when highly regarded freshman D.J. Shockley will join the battle.
"Early on (Saturday) it looked like Greene was having a better day and then he threw a couples of picks that don't help you when you're trying to fight for a position," Richt said. "Cory, at times, looked flustered and not as patient as he should have been on some things, but he had his moments, too."
Phillips and Greene continue to say they are concentrating more on learning the new offensive system than winning a position.
"The way I'm thinking about everything is to get myself good enough to where if I go into a game, Georgia has a chance to win," Greene said. "That's all I'm working toward, and I think that's all I need to work toward."
Freshman Matt Redding and walk-on Brent Rickman split the snaps in the second half, but those two appear to have fallen to a distant third and fourth on the depth chart. Rickman completed 3 of 6 passes for 61 yards and threw one interception. Redding completed 2 of 9 passes for 18 yards.
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