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Reviewing Georgia's spring game

Georgia coach Mark Richt didn't expect to have a clear-cut answer at quarterback following the spring game, and he doesn't.

But he and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will huddle this week and come up with a depth chart entering the summer. Of course, the competition cranks back up again when the Bulldogs hit the practice field in August.

Redshirt freshman Zach Mettenberger had the better numbers and looked sharp throwing the ball this past Saturday in the Bulldogs' G-Day spring game. But with Mettenberger being suspended for at least the first game, most signs continue to point to either redshirt freshman Aaron Murray or junior Logan Gray being the No. 1 guy to open the season.

Richt, though, isn't ready to go that far.

"I know everyone wants to know what’s going on and wants to know who the starter is, and I couldn’t name the starter right now if I wanted to,” he said. “I really don’t think I could.”

Gray and Murray worked against the first-team defense Saturday, while Mettenberger worked with and against the second unit.

Mettenberger went 6-of-10 for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Gray was 10-of-17 for 132 yards and a touchdown, and Murray finished 10-of-22 for 96 yards.

An even bigger component than finding a quarterback this spring for Georgia was making the transition to the 3-4 defense under first-year coordinator Todd Grantham.

In particular, Grantham liked what he saw from inside linebacker Akeem Dent and outside linebacker Justin Houston, and Grantham was also impressed with the Bulldogs' cornerbacks. It's been a solid spring for senior Vance Cuff.

The defense held the No. 1 offense to just seven points in the game.