What appeared earlier today to be breaking news soon seemed to be nothing more than baseless rumor, as reports that Logan Gray would be starting in place of an injured Joe Cox on Saturday were answered with unequivocal statements out of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall.
While I am not a journalist and I seldom even play one on the internet, I was able to reach out to someone I know inside the Georgia football program in an effort to clear up any lingering confusion. This individual's first inkling that something was up came by way of a text message from someone on the outside rather than through any internal word. "They haven't made a final decision," I was told. "But Logan is doing very well at practice I will say that."
Obviously, that's not "official," but this person is in a position to be aware of what is being communicated to the team. At this point, given the straightforward declaration made by Mike Bobo, I'll be a little surprised to see anyone other than Cox under center on Georgia's first offensive possession, but I won't be at all surprised to see Gray get a few more snaps, in the way D.J. Shockley frequently spelled David Greene for a few series every game in 2002.
All that is speculation, of course, but at least it's somewhat more informed speculation, and at least we can feel a little more comfortable that, if our Cox is not healthy enough to beat their 'Cocks, we have a valid second option in the Grayhound.