Talented classes are, in the immortal words of Charles Grant, motivational stones for head coaches like Kirby Smart to deploy.
Then there’s the depth factor. It was something Smart complained about when he got to Georgia last year, saying he felt reasonably good about the top 22 players, but not so much after that.
“There were positions last year we couldn’t make a change. We couldn’t motivate a guy with change because we didn’t have anybody else,” Smart said. “Now at almost every position we hope to have a great competition so those guys are motivated and give a little better effort in practice.”
One such guy apparently being Jacob Eason…
“That’s big for us. We wanted [competition] at every position, especially at quarterback. Everybody’s driven to be great, but they’re really driven when they have a person behind them. Having Jake there is really going to push Jacob — it’s already doing it.”
Hmmm… maybe we really should keep an eye on those G-Day QBR stats this year.