Georgia has its first August scrimmage scheduled for Saturday. In at least one aspect, Smart isn’t downplaying its importance.
Coach Kirby Smart said Wednesday returning starter Greyson Lambert, junior Brice Ramsey and freshman Jacob Eason are still even in the competition. The coaches are eager to see one of the three emerge, and Smart says being tested Saturday under more game-like conditions could be revealing.
Smart said the scrimmage “is going to be a big indicator of who is going to continue to get more reps after that.”
I’ve made no secret of my preference for some separation to begin taking place sooner rather than later. There are a lot of new moving parts in Georgia’s offense, from the new coaches to the new wide receivers who are going to become a part of the rotation, and it behooves Smart and Chaney to use every precious rep left this month to build rapport.
So, yeah, I’ll be a little disappointed if the word comes Monday that the competition remains in its current state. What about you guys?