Georgia Football 2013: Aaron Murray on being five yards short

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The junior QB left significant NFL money on the table when he decided to return for his senior season, but he felt that he and the Dawgs have more work to do.

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray announced last week that he was returning to Athens for his senior season. While Murray wants another year to take a shot at some SEC passing records, he said in a radio interview on Monday with WCNN in Atlanta that he's coming back to get another shot at a national championship. The Dawgs ended up just short of a berth in the BCS Championship Game this year, and that memory is burning him up:

"It was tough to know that could have been us. We were five yards short of playing in that game but I think it definitely helps us out though. When people look at Georgia and know that we played Alabama right to the end of the game and we were five yards short. I definitely think we are back on the map and back where Georgia needs to be."

Murray had a good shot to be drafted fairly high had he declared for the 2013 NFL Draft, as the consensus is that this is a fairly weak draft in terms of quarterbacks. It's definitely a risk to put off the NFL for a year if the money is on the table like it was with Murray, but he thinks that some parts of his game still need polishing before he's ready for the pros:

"There was definitely a lot of positives to leaving early and just the amount of quarterbacks leaving this year and everything like that, but I thought there were some areas of improvement that I still need to make as a quarterback when it comes to continuing to master our offense, continuing to master the playbook, continue to work on my mobility, footwork within the pocket and my accuracy."

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