To rehash the importance of the SEC championship game this Saturday between Alabama and Georgia: it’s, uh, big. The game essentially serves as a semifinal for the BCS championship against Notre Dame.
So Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray is apparently focusing his attention on the game. And nothing else. Per a statement from Georgia Monday morning, “Aaron Murray has requested that he be relieved of interview duties this week and Coach [Mark] Richt has approved.”
The interesting part here is that Murray is and has been the most visible player for Georgia on and off the field — and that’s a good thing. For him to skip interviews during the week leading up to the biggest game for UGA in a while goes against the type of figure he’s been for that program.
Not that it’s a bad thing. The desire to focus on the upcoming game and not on rehashed questions about Alabama’s defense is his choice. Murray knows what he’s up against.