Daily Archives: September 8, 2016

Here we go again.

This time, baby, it’s for real, right?

Georgia is turning to freshman quarterback Jacob Eason to make his first college start Saturday against Nicholls State, according to a source close to the situation.

It will come in the Bulldogs’ home opener in only the second game of the season.

Honestly, it makes sense.  Eason didn’t look lost against North Carolina and getting a start against an FCS opponent in front of a friendly crowd is as good a way to get his feet wet in that role as Smart and Chaney are going to find.

Should make the Nicholls game a little more interesting than your average cupcake, no?

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Thursday morning buffet

Come, you must be hungry.

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And now for something “maybe completely different”

Kirby Smart knows he can’t keep a good thing going too much longer.  Kinda, sorta, anyway.

This much is clear: Georgia will play two quarterbacks on Saturday, against an overmatched Nicholls State team that should allow the opportunity. There could even be three quarterbacks who get in the game.

After that, however, the picture is murky, with mixed signals coming out the past few days.

Senior Greyson Lambert, who started the opener against North Carolina, appeared to be first in the pecking order on Monday and Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, as the media period ended (45 seconds early, leaving the media on the field) it was Jacob Eason who was going with the first team.

It may be a case of simply giving both a liberal amount of reps in preparation for playing. It could be something else.

Earlier on Wednesday, head coach Kirby Smart hinted during a radio interview that it’s getting time to focus in on one quarterback.

“We’ve got to make some decisions as we go. It’s hard to get two guys enough reps, more or less one. So we’ll have to make a decision,” Smart said on XM Sirius Radio, adding: “I can’t say right now which way we’ll go on it.”

Can’t or won’t?

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Today’s reader poll has nothing to do with the quarterback rotation.

Pete Fiutak:

Kirby Smart got his first win as the Georgia head coach thanks to Nick Chubb and a great performance from his defense against North Carolina. He’s one of the brightest minds in the game, and he appears to be a keeper for the program. With that said, he should be on the hot seat – at least – if Chubb gets even one carry against a miserable Nicholls State team.

If Chubb played and were to get hurt, even Kirby Smart would hate to be Kirby Smart.  But… Heisman?

Pretty obvious reader poll time.

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