The college career for Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray came to an abrupt halt when he tore his ACL in the Bulldog’s win vs. Kentucky, and in a classy gesture by Texas A&M, head coach Kevin Sumlin sent him a note wishing him well in his recovery.
— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) December 20, 2013
The SEC and college football are famous for their intense rivalries that often result in criminal behavior; I’m looking at you Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan who poisoned the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner at Auburn and served jail time.
However, while the Aggies and Bulldogs don’t have an intense rivalry and have yet to play each other since joining the conference, this is such a class move by Sumlin to reach out to the conference’s all-time leader in touchdowns, passing yards and total offense.
Murray is said to be progressing in his rehab and hopes to work out for scouts at Georgia’s pro day this spring. His draft stock is in a state of flux, but depending on his recovery, could be a third- or fourth-round pick.
Georgia plays Nebraska in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day, a rematch of last year’s Capital One Bowl, with Hutson Mason at quarterback. Meanwhile, the Aggies take on Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve in a game that figures to be the last game for Johnny Manziel before declaring for the NFL Draft.
Patrick’s a college football writer for Rant Sports and radio host on Sportstownchicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickASchmidt and Google and email him at SchmidtPatrick@gmail.com for media inquiries.