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Report: Georgia To Start Faton Bauta At QB vs. Florida

Georgia has a huge SEC East matchup this Saturday against Florida, and according to Mike Huguenin of, the Bulldogs will be switching things up at the quarterback position when they take on the Gators. According to the report, third-string signal-caller Faton Bauta will be starting in place of Greyson Lambert - and backup Bryce Ramsey. Lambert had started every game this year for UGA. Here's more:

Bauta (6 feet 3, 215 pounds), a fourth-year junior who already has graduated, has received scant playing time as a Bulldog. He has played in 14 games in his career, but hasn’t run or passed the ball in seven games this season. Most of his action this season has come as the holder on kicks.

The report doesn't come as a complete surprise. There were rumors all week that Fauta could see time this Saturday.

That being said, given the timing, it is a bold move. Fauta, a fourth-year junior, has attempted just five passes in his entire collegiate career. If he's able to lead Georgia to a win over its rival, you can expect Richt to be praised for the move. If not, well...