I'm sure Talley is a good Dawg and a good person, but as a QB. Wow. I think I'd take him over Brian Smith if I were drafting UGA QBs, but names lower on the draft list would be pretty short.
In 1991, we opened with a Div I-AA team. Just like this year. We had a tough SEC game with LSU in Week 2. Talley started again. After an off week, we played Bama on the road. We have an SEC road game early this year at SC. We had a cupcake opponent in Cal-State Fullerton in Game 4. This year we get UAB in game three.
Zeier started the Ole Miss game on the road in Week 6, and then we lost at Vandy in Week 7. That's right, we beat the #7 team in America and then lost to Vandy.
Anyway...my point. Richt isn't Goff. Obviously. But, McDuffie was an elite offensive mind like Richt, and he didn't rush the best QB that we've ever had onto the field in '91.
Who knows. Maybe JT3 wins the job for the season. But, no matter who starts Week 1, it doesn't mean much for the long term outlook of this season. It's just Week 1.