Where UGA position battles stand

ATHENS, Ga. -- Multiple Georgia coaches said recently that the conclusion of Wednesday night’s team scrimmage would be the point where they begin settling their starting lineups and rotations.

When he addressed the media late Wednesday night, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said the coaching staff will have a good idea on their depth charts by next Wednesday’s final preseason scrimmage.

“It’ll be maybe a day or two before we start trying to figure out … and it won’t be exact until probably next Wednesday,” Richt said. “I would think by next Wednesday when we have that practice game, we’ll have a really good idea of our lineup.”

Richt’s assistant coaches will provide further clarity when they meet with reporters after Thursday’s practice. But for now, let’s take a stab at where things stand at each position with barely more than two weeks remaining until the Bulldogs’ Aug. 31 opener at Clemson.

Quarterback: The starter here is obvious, as it has been for most of the last four seasons. Aaron Murray bounced back from a three-interception first scrimmage with a 14-for-18, 173-yard effort, with one touchdown and one interception on Wednesday. He’s as firmly entrenched in a starting role as any player on the team, and Hutson Mason is the obvious choice as his backup. The more interesting question is which player sits behind the two veterans in the pecking order: Christian LeMay, Faton Bauta or true freshman Brice Ramsey? It might be Ramsey sooner rather than later.