Report: Faton Bauta will start at QB for UGA
- FRIDAY UPDATE: Chip Towers of the AJC and DawgNation has “conflicting information” about the Bauta reports
UGA will start junior quarterback Faton Bauta in Saturday’s rivalry game against No. 11 Florida, according to gridironnow.com’s Mike Huguenin.
Bauta was one of the three quarterbacks who battled for the starting job during the spring and summer, but fell to third on the depth chart behind Brice Ramsey and eventual starter Greyson Lambert.
After a solid start to the season, Lambert has struggled in recent games for the Bulldogs.
Bauta brings a different skill set to the UGA offense. While possessing a weaker arm than Lambert or Ramsey, Bauta is considered the most mobile of the three and has drawn praise by the coaches and players for his leadership and work ethic.
At Wednesday’s practice, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt was asked if there was a chance someone else could start at quarterback. He then revealed a new practice plan.
“All I can tell you is we’ve been repping more than one guy with the ones, and we’re going to continue to do that,” Richt said.
Seth Emerson of the AJC and DawgNation reported earlier in the week that the door may be open for a change at quarterback.