University of Georgia star quarterback Aaron Murray has opted to remain in Athens for his senior season.
Murray delivered the news himself via Twitter:
Blessed to be the QB for the Dawgs, not ready to leave just yet. Time to get back to work & help lead this team to a championship #GoDawgs— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) January 7, 2013
He saved his best performance for last this season, and as ESPN notes, he set a Georgia school record with five touchdown passes in the team's 45-31 victory over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.
In the game before that, Murray and the Bulldogs gave Alabama their toughest test of the season in the SEC Championship Game. Georgia lost 32-28, but if the Bulldogs had been on the right side of that score line, it would be playing Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night.
Although CBS Sports projects him as a second-round talent in the upcoming draft, Murray obviously feels like he has unfinished business in his collegiate career.
After throwing for 3,000-plus yards in each of his first three years at Georgia, he will be looking to improve on a stellar junior season. He finished this year with a 64.5 completion percentage, 3,893 yards and 36 touchdowns versus 10 interceptions.
The SEC will be just as difficult and competitive as it has been the last few years, but with Murray’s experience and talent under center, Georgia is almost guaranteed to be one of the conference’s heavy hitters once again.