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Richt: Cox still the starter
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ATHENS — Georgia coach Mark Richt has announced that Joe Cox will continue as starting quarterback for the Bulldogs.

Richt released a statement Monday saying staff members unanimously decided that Cox gives the team its best chance to win.

Still, he said sophomore Logan Gray will get some playing time at quarterback this week.

There were questions about Cox’s position after he was booted from a 41-17 loss to top-ranked Florida on Saturday after throwing three interceptions.

Gray also struggled, throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

“It was unanimous among our staff that Joe gives us the best chance to win, and that’s where our focus needs to be,” Richt said in the statement. “There’s still a lot of football left this season. We tell our players to finish the drill, and we are committed to doing that this week and each week the remainder of the season.

“We have faith in Joe that he gives us the best opportunity to do that. At the same time, we do plan on Logan Gray getting some playing time this weekend at quarterback.”

Speculation had swirled that Richt might opt to play freshman Aaron Gray, the highly touted quarterback from Plant High School in Tampa, Fla. Gray has yet to play in a game this year and is expected to compete for the starting job next season as a redshirt freshman.

Richt said A.J. Green suffered a pulmonary contusion Saturday and will not play in this week’s game against Tennessee Tech. He said Clint Boling is probable with a knee contusion and Justin Houston is doubtful after suffering a hyper extended elbow.
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