published Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Bulldogs' Aaron Murray asks out of media duty

Georgia redshirt junior quarterback Aaron Murray has asked to be "relieved of interview duties this week," longtime Bulldogs media relations director Claude Felton said Monday.

Felton added that coach Mark Richt approved Murray's request.

One of the more gregarious players in the SEC, Murray has completed 71 of 97 passes (73.2 percent) for 1,137 yards the past four weeks, compiling 13 touchdowns and no interceptions. He did not attend the interview session after last Saturday's 42-10 thumping of Georgia Tech.

"I don't think it has anything to do with the media or that he's trying to send a message," said inside linebacker Christian Robinson, who is Murray's roommate. "I think he's just so dedicated this week in being prepared. I know this one means so much to him."

South Carolina and Florida are the lone ranked teams Georgia faced in the regular season, and Murray was a combined 23-of-55 passing (41.8 percent) with one touchdown and four interceptions against them.

Before the 35-7 loss at South Carolina, Bulldogs coaches made offensive linemen off limits, with the exception of guard Chris Burnette. The Gamecocks held Georgia to a season-low 224 yards.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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