Richt mum on status of QB Cox

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Georgia coach Mark Richt isn't saying whether he plans to bench quarterback Joe Cox.

Cox was yanked from a 41-17 loss to top-ranked Florida after throwing three interceptions, and Richt declined to say Sunday night whether the move is permanent. Sophomore Logan Gray also struggled, throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

Another possible option is freshman Aaron Murray, who has yet to play and would lose a redshirt season.

Richt said Murray - who missed practice time earlier this season with triceps tendonitis and has not played - "is very healthy, even with his arm right now. He's off the injury list completely."

Richt says he'll likely announce any lineup changes Tuesday.

"I'm not going to say anything right this second because we just got done looking at the film on both sides of the ball," Richt said . "We might take a little bit more time to make any determination on that, and there will also be a competition factor in some positions as to who might start."

One bit of good news for the struggling Bulldogs: Injuries to star receiver A.J. Green and offensive lineman Clint Boling don't appear to be serious.

Richt said any personnel decisions made will be driven by whatever gives Georgia its best chance to win this year.

Georgia plays its first home game in five weeks Saturday with a drastically different aura around it than when it nearly upset fourth-ranked LSU on Oct. 3.

The Bulldogs have gone from a top-20 team to one that needs to win two of its final four regular-season games to become bowl-eligible.

"We have to finish this season out, and not end up under .500," defensive end Demarcus Dobbs said after Georgia's loss to Florida. "Our motivation has to be playing our guts out for these seniors and playing in a decent bowl game."

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MyChronicleUserAccount 11/02/09 - 06:03 am
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lol, i doubt if dawgs will

lol, i doubt if dawgs will even be bowl eligible this year. Pathetic.

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dasgaslo 11/02/09 - 06:24 am
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Coach Richt did the team and

Coach Richt did the team and Gray a terrible injustice by putting him in with the ball inside our 10 yard line. Bad decision!!!!

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SayNoMore 11/02/09 - 06:27 am
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Brandon Spikes appreciated

Brandon Spikes appreciated it, he didn't have to run very far....

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55 F-100 11/02/09 - 06:30 am
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For Pete's sake, do NOT use

For Pete's sake, do NOT use Murray now, and lose a year of eligibility! Joe Cox will win against Tennessee Tech, and the only other possibility for a win is Kentucky. Face it, Auburn and Ga. Tech will be losses.

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mag5 11/02/09 - 06:39 am
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I agree, don't loose the

I agree, don't loose the redshirt now! Coach Richt.....don't let your Defensive Coordinator drag you into the unemployment line. Take a look at the scores Ga has been getting beat by. You can't win in the SEC giving up those numbers on D.

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willienelson 11/02/09 - 06:57 am
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I love me some mag5. Why

I love me some mag5. Why damage our future offense just because our present & future defense has such poor guidance. The players were drafted as top shelf atheletes. They only started playing poorly after meeting swiss cheese Willie. Joe Cox ain't Stafford but....why didn't he have better protection, why did we lose by so many points. Why are all our lopsided losses a product of poor defense.Free Willie now!

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taha 11/02/09 - 10:59 am
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AMEN to you guys!!!!! We

AMEN to you guys!!!!! We certainly don't need to lost Aaron Murray's red shirt season this late! That would be a terrible waste! I know Richt has a lot of respect for Willie, but come on, your job may depend on it. Nice guys finish last Mark...remember that! Willie wouldn't hesitate to send you packing if the situation were reversed!! I still bleed red and black!

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justthefacts 11/02/09 - 11:26 am
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Wish we would have "wasted"

Wish we would have "wasted" Knowshon's last 4 weeks of his redshirt season. If Murray is that good, we only get two years anyway. Might as well get two yrs and 4 games.

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