“He’s got an edge about him.”

Man, the 2015 preseason happy talk isn’t even waiting for 2014 to finish.  Feel the Jacob Park love.

“He’s been able to drop back and sight it up and throw some beautiful balls all season long,” UGA coach Mark Richt said.

True freshman quarterback Jacob Park is finishing up this first season – a redshirt season — with Georgia’s football team. Park has been with the scout team the whole way, becoming valuable as a rare player fast enough to mimic more mobile opposing quarterbacks and capable enough as a passer to mimic the pocket passers too.

It’s this versatility that makes Park an emerging option moving forward in a Georgia quarterback room that will now be without long-time offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, who was responsible for bringing each member of the unit to Athens.

“You guys are going to see what he’s about,” cornerback Damian Swann said of Park. “The kid has got a bright future, athletic, strong arm, can make every throw. … He’s given us the look week-in and week-out, whether it’s Nick Marshall or Georgia Tech’s quarterback, because he can run and throw. We could count on him to do his job every week.”

A guy who can make every throw and pull off a Nick Marshall impersonation in practice?  Who needs Mike Bobo?

Seriously, next spring is going to host an interesting battle at quarterback, one reason being that Park and Ramsey will have a new position coach guiding them… and perhaps a slightly revamped offensive scheme to learn.


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20 responses to ““He’s got an edge about him.”

  1. Bobo is a brilliant QB coach, but let’s not forget where he learned how to be one. Big time QB recruits are going to look at Georgia because of Mark Richt. We just have to hope the next OC knows a good bit about QB development and Richt doesn’t have to spend all his time teaching him.


  2. IAmAGurleyMan

    Between Park’s development and Bobo’s departure, it will be interesting to see what happens with Jacob Eason.


    • MGW

      I don’t read any of those creepy recruiting boards or anything so I don’t know the scuttlebutt, but I’d be surprised if a kid from so far away, who is so committed to UGA that he’s apparently actively recruiting for us, would be swayed because a coordinator left. Got to be a little more to it than that.


      • Cojones

        Yep and Richt was best known for his QB tutoring. Eason’s two years removed from Park, so plans have been laid. Now we all should try to keep up.


  3. BrightOwl

    I love to hear good things about this kid and I trust that Richt will get him and the other QBs ready to maintain the tradition he’s built of excellent production from that position.

    That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t feel better if Bobo were still here to teach.


  4. Normaltown Mike

    I’ll reserve judgment until the G-Day game. THAT”S when it gets setteled.


  5. Cousin Eddie

    I wish that playing in a bowl game did not impact a redshirt season, Yeah fans want a win in a otherwise meaningless game but I would like to see the “new” guys get a shot in live(ish) action.


  6. FisheriesDawg

    I’m going to sound like an old man, but if Park is going to be the guy I kind of hope he cuts his ponytail off before next season starts. That thing is nasty. He looks more at home at a Limp Bizkit concert than on the sideline of a college football game as a QB.

    Otherwise, that’s going to be his “thing” among rival fans for his whole career, much like Steve Tanneyhill’s mullet, Nick Marshall’s penchant for stealing, and Stephen Garcia’s love of the brown party liquor.


    • But what if that’s his source of strength? Thinks like that have impact–just ask Blair Walshe’s ex girlfriend. 😉


    • Cojones

      Gettouttaheah with those negative vibes. A pony-tailed Steven Segal in the making for well over a year. What’s not to like? Sheesh.

      I told you this guy was coming so you can’t plead ignorance. Let’s just watch and let things fall into place for us all. 🙂


  7. Jim

    Watched a couple practices this week. Park looks the part and makes Ramsey look like noodle-arm. He was impressive


  8. Whacha wanna bet the new OC comes outta Alabama or Florida? Care to make it interesting? 😉


  9. HotDawgDooley

    The praise for the backup Qb is an offseason tradition at Georgia.

    It’s all about giving the backups enough false hope that they don’t transfer.

    They didn’t with Hutson 3 years straight and he never started a game the following season.

    Guess Ramsey, Park & Bauta will be getting the love this off season.