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UGA Football: Aaron Murray Striving For Consistency And Championships

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray wants to be a championship quarterback. After helping the Bulldogs reach the SEC Championship Game last season, he has his sights set on a larger prize.

I want to lead this team to championships. At the end of the day, I just want to win games. I want to lead this team to an SEC championship, I want to lead this team to a national championship. If I do that, that's the type of elite quarterback I want to be.

The junior quarterback threw for 3,149 yards and set a Georgia single-season record with 35 touchdown passes. While offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was impressed with him last year, he wants to see Murray improve his completion percentage to at least 65 percent.

After throwing for 71.4 percent in preseason scrimmages, that goal appears to be within reach. Head coach Mike Richt also wants to see improvement in ball security.

If you do get hit, don't fumble the stinking ball. There's times when you might be scrambling to your right and you know the defense is pursuing you and you might gain a yard, but if you just throw the ball away, you're not going to get hit, you're not going to get hurt, you're not going to fumble, you're going to save the yardage of a sack. Just throw it away.

The Bulldogs open up the 2012 season Sept. 1 against the Buffalo Bulls.

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