The Georgia Bulldogs are preparing for their Capital One Bowl match up against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Orlando, Florida and it brings starting quarterback Aaron Murray close to home. During preparations for the bowl game, Murray was able to take time away in Tampa, Florida to spend time with his family.
While Murray was with his family, he discussed his future and a potential jump to the NFL.
“We sat down a little bit and talked about it,” Murray said. “It was mostly my parents doing the pros and cons. I’m just sitting there watching TV as they talked about it. We talked about it a little bit, but I told them I mostly want to focus on this game and talk about it more when I get home after the game.”
The redshirt junior is eligible to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
Murray will not make a final decision until after the Capital One Bowl and discussions with Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo.
Bobo was asked by the media what he would like to see Murray choose.
“Right now I want to see him finish off strong this year and get a bowl victory, something that he hasn’t done and our team hasn’t done in two years,” Bobo said.
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron decided to return to school for his senior season, so that opens up an opportunity for Murray to climb up draft boards. He has the talent to succeed at the next level, but would benefit from another year in the college game.
Murray improved leaps and bounds from 2011 to 2012 and a return for his senior season could bolster his NFL stock even more if he continues his upward trend.
So what will Murray decide? Will he stay or will he go?
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Murray’s roommate, tight end Arthur Lynch, chimed in with his opinion on whether Murray would consider going to the NFL over returning to college.
“If I could guess, I would say he wants to stay,” Lynch said.