Enjoy The Ride While You Can

The top 5 All-time SEC passing yards leaders* are: 

  1.  David Greene, UGA (11,528)
  2. Chris Leak, Florida (11,213)
  3. Peyton Manning, Tennessee (11,201)
  4. Eric Zier, UGA (11,152)
  5. Danny Wuerffel, Florida (10,875)

One, I find it odd that “Tailback U” and the home of Vince Dooley and Herschel Walker have two of the top 4 passers in SEC history.

Entering the season, Murray had 6,198 yards.  Already through 3 games, Murray has 842, which would put him on pace for about 3400 yards this season.  That would put him right about 9,500 yards for his career.  Entering the season, Murray had 59 passing TDs.  At his current rate, Murray is on pace to have about 32 or so TD this season.  Assuming he doesn’t bolt for the NFL (which I don’t think he will) or gets a significant injury, Aaron Murray will most certainly hold the UGA and SEC record for most passing yards in a career.

Yeah, Murray makes some bad interceptions.  Yeah, he gets a little pumped up and makes some mistakes.

But folks, simply put, we are in the midst of witnessing greatness here.  So I suggest you get over your pissy attitudes about the interceptions, footwork, or that Hutson Mason should play more.  Enjoy it.  Because a special QB like Murray doesn’t come around all that often. 

Corbindawg

*I had to piece together the stats here and here.

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6 Responses to “Enjoy The Ride While You Can”


  1. 1 Vince September 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Aaron Murray is on track to beat Drew Brees numbers, now that’s saying something.

    Both guys are similar in size and skill level. Brees got 2 invites to Heisman trophy ceremony, Murray has been taken for granted a bit by the media.

    Murray is on track to exceed Brees in yards, td’s, and has a shot to beat Brees 61% completion number too.

    Aaron Murray is also winning more games and is riding a 13 regular seaosn game wining streak, in the SEC.

    Murray’s passer rating and yards are better than Matt Barkley’s, the ESPN darling.

    I agree, Murray is in some kind of zone, UGA is leading the SEC in scoring and total yards.

    I hope the media starts giving Murray the attention he has earned. If he keeps beating up on Barley’s numbers, and beating all their darlings like Alabama, they’ll have no choice.

  2. 2 rugbydawg79 September 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Unfortunately we have some spoiled pissy fans (that probably ain’t from around here) Murray and CMR take flak when everyone else in the country would Love to have them–Thanks for telling it like it is Corbin !

    • 3 paul September 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

      Born and raised in Atlanta. Graduated UGA, married a UGA graduate and our son graduated UGA. Spent my time in Athens on the tracks, which means I am old. I grew up listening to Munson and I wholeheartedly embrace his style of pessimistic optimism. So yeah, I occasionally get pissy and complain. However, it’s precisely because of differences in opinion that blogs like this one are interesting and engaging and actually get read. Never the less, never doubt I am a fan. I wouldn’t be complaining if I didn’t expect great things from our Dawgs.

  3. 4 Sanford222view September 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Interesting that only one from that list has done anything significant in the NFL. Granted that one is Manning who will likely be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  4. 5 fishook dawg September 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Sure he’s coming back next year. Where else would he go except maybe Canada. Besides he loves trying to be the hero and being on the cover of these preseason magazines. If UGA doesn’t win the SEC this year, you can thank your pissy QB for screwing that up. Maybe he will end up like Zeier and make the broadcast booth after he’s through playing. Speaking of, you probably think Scott Howard is good too.

  5. 6 Dawg19 September 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    So, Fishook Dawg is a Cock fan, then?


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