Kirby Smart mentioned during this week’s SEC coaches’ teleconference that his freshman quarterback’s got a lengthy to-do list in the two weeks before the Cocktail Party, but also went on to offer some praise.
He also snapped a streak of five-straight games with an interception against the Commodores. That could be a product of Eason’s growth when it comes to knowing what he is looking at pre and post snap, which can be quite difficult for a young quarterback in the SEC.
“He’s really gotten better where he’s more proficient at telling you what the coverage was after the play because these teams don’t just line up and make it easy for you,” Smart said. “They make it as complicated as they can. Most of them do a good job of confusing young quarterbacks.
That’s good, because Eason will need to summon every bit of proficiency he’s got when he faces Florida’s pass defense.
The Gators are the SEC’s top passing defense, allowing just 132.8 yards per game. The unit has allowed only four touchdowns compared to an SEC-leading 10 interceptions on the season.
0.4? Double yikes.