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Could Aaron Murray's return to UGA lead Bulldogs to a BCS title?

After the news broke that Aaron Murray would be returning to the Bulldogs for his senior season, some believe that a BCS National Championship is in his future.

Scott Cunningham

Aaron Murray made millions of Georgia Bulldogs fans happy when he tweeted that he would return to UGA for his senior season so he could finish what he started. What he started could turn out to be not only a BCS National Championship win for the Bulldogs, but the most prolific passing career of any SEC quarterback in history.

According to Dawg Sports' T Kyle King, Murray will likely own every passing record in the SEC that he doesn't already own after another successful season if he doesn't get hurt in the process.

Historically and numerically, it means that, barring injury, Murray will leave Athens as the most statistically accomplished passer ever to pass through Athens, and likely ever to have played in the Southeastern Conference. As The984 demonstrated with prescient timing, Murray is on track to shatter every mark he does not already own, and the only SEC gunslinger ever to have thrown for 3,000+ yards in each of three straight seasons now has the chance to establish himself as the standard by which all future Georgia quarterbacks will be judged. As someone who was in the stands for the bulk of the games played by Eric Zeier, David Greene, and Matthew Stafford, I sure didn't think four years ago that I would see their numbers eclipsed so convincingly so quickly.

Due to the fact that Murray's impressive stats go right along with wins (he has won 21 of his last 22 regular-season games), many believe that Murray will not only break records, but that he'll lead the Bulldogs to a BCS title as well.

What he wrote, though, was that he wanted to "help lead this team to a championship." Having fallen five yards short of an SEC title and a shot at a national crown, Murray wants to return to finish what he started, and I am confident not only that he can, but that he will.

The Bulldogs were just four points away from a National Championship berth this season and, like Alabama, most would agree that Georgia would be favored over Notre Dame. Murray's decision to come back for his senior season could give UGA the edge needed to make a run at the BCS title next season.

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