He had his moments.

Before we get all “eh, let’s see what Fromm can do” after G-Day, perhaps it’s worth remembering what Jacob Eason was capable of doing as a true freshman quarterback playing in an SEC game.

No, it wasn’t a perfect season by any measure, and, yes, I would have liked to have seen a little more growth towards year’s end, but you don’t toss crazy arm talent like that to the side just because there’s a shiny new toy that’s got your attention.

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  1. Eason is a shiny target for those who agree with the throwaway season meme rather than have a conversation about the season’s shortcomings on the sideline. If Jake Fromm starts this year, that’s a very bad thing for Georgia … not because he isn’t talented but because he’s a freshman.

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    • Gravidy

      I like Fromm, and I think he has the chance to be very good for UGA. He’s a bit of a local boy for me, and I’m rooting for him. Having said that, I agree with you. If he takes the job from Eason in 2017 that will very likely be a bad thing.

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  2. Argondawg

    One of the things I noticed most about Eason was he didn’t try to force the ball as much as I was expecting. He knew his OL was struggling. He would get to about his second progression and either throw it away or take the sack. I’m surprised he didn’t have more picks. The game will slow down for him if he can get some blocking.

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    • Hillbilly Dawg

      The game will slow down for him anyway. But as far as the OL is concerned, we upgraded the second Catalina left. . Might have even been better last year if Pittman had just just played with 4 guys.

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  3. Got Cowdog

    What are the chances Fromm redshirts?

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      I think pretty good. It’s just sound roster management. If, God forbid, Eason should get hurt they could pull the shirt. But I think it’s unwise to use a year of eligibility to hold a clipboard and do mop up duty, and it’s unwise to have a two quarterback system, and it’s really unwise to play a freshman QB serious minutes if you don’t have to do that. I am frequently wrong about these things, though.

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      • Got Cowdog

        Makes sense to me as well, to redshirt Fromm. Let’s see if the coaching staff agrees with us.

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        • Macallanlover

          I think that is more on Eason than the coaching staff. Does he step his game up to SEC standards? Does he stay healthy? That will decide what the staff can do with Fromm, or the new QB walk-on.

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  4. 69Dawg

    Thanks for the we score with 10 seconds left kick in the nuts this morning. This game more than any other demonstrated that we had a first year coach who was suppose to be a defensive genius who couldn’t win a game with 10 seconds left on the clock. Believe me if we screw up this year it will not be on Eason but on Kirkby’s lack of experience. If he continues to play Alabama football without Alabama’s player we will see another “throw away” season. All the Kirby apologists can’t alter the fact that he is the Head Coach and everything is his responsibility. The results are on him not the OC, DC or the Oline coach. He did hire them after all.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Even Alabama couldn’t win a game at the end this year against Clemson in the final seconds and they had Alabama players. I agree both losses are on the coaches, but still, sometimes it happens. It’s not like the other teams just lay down for you.

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      • 69Dawg

        Only problem with your analogy is that Alabama was playing for the national championship against unarguably the best team it could be playing. We were playing for the SEC East against a mediocre team at best. Alabama got beat by a superior team, we just got beat because we were stupid.

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  5. Irwin R. Fletcher

    I know there wasn’t a ton of highlights…but I thought he was brilliant against Auburn. Did everything you could have asked him to do in that sort of game and under pressure most of the day.

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  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    No matter how spectacular the play at the end of the Tennessee game was, and it was spectacular, its hard to get revved up about a play in a game we lost on an equally spectacular play. (By a quarterback we did not even offer.)

    Tell me about Auburn. I would like very much to never hear about the Tennessee game ever again. Ever.

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  7. Mg4life0331

    We are waiting on the shiny new toy’s spring game qbr before jumping to any conclusions.

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  8. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    Eason’s freshman year compares fairly well with Stafford’s sophomore year.

    Jacob Eason Freshman Season:

    GP:13; CMP: 204; ATT: 370; PCT: 55.1; YDS: 2430; Y/A: 6.6; AY/A: 6.5; TD: 16; INT:8; RATE: 120.8

    Matthew Stafford Sophomore Season:

    GP: 13; CMP: 194; ATT: 348; PCT: 55.7; YDS: 2523; Y/A: 7.3; AY/A: 7.0; TD: 19; INT: 10; RATE: 128.9

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    • Will (The Other One)

      OK, this is pretty cool. 2007 UGA certainly had a better OLine than 2016, yet Eason still threw fewer picks than soph. Stafford. Kind of incredible really, because Stafford looked massively better than his freshman year.

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      • Got Cowdog

        Yeah. I think if they get some help up front they will be OK. To be able to compare them with the ’07 squad at the end of next year would be OK with me.

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