Ed Aschoff gets all “watch out!” for Jacob Eason:
No way Jacob Eason could lose his starting spot, right? The kid is a prodigy with All-American dreams. But after starting almost every game last season, he’s getting pushed a ton by early enrollee Jake Fromm. It’s great for Eason because he needs to be pushed and motivated more. Eason has all the arm talent, but his leadership has to improve and this is the kind of fire he needs lit under him.
But don’t think this is just for motivational means. No, coach Kirby Smart loves Fromm and there’s a feeling around the league that Fromm is good enough and dedicated enough to take this competition into the season … and maybe win it.
When you break it down, it seems that some believe/want to believe that Eason is being pushed more by a true freshman quarterback who’s never taken a snap in a college game than he was by a senior transfer quarterback coming off a 10-win season who began last year as the starter. Does that really makes a lot sense?
Look, I know Kirby wants to push the narrative because he doesn’t want a complacent starter and that’s fine, as far as it goes. But to suggest Fromm’s good enough right now to pose a legitimate threat to supplant Eason during the season… well, if that’s the case, shouldn’t they go ahead and give him the job now? Seeing as Fromm’s the more dedicated and all…
From 2003-4 to 2015-6, UGA’s athletic department revenues increased 163.7%, from $46,971,058 to $123,841,268.
I can see how that would keep Greg McGarity up at night.
Art Briles worries about the little people who made it all possible.
Approached by AL.com after the event, Briles would not answer questions about Baylor’s scandal, citing a non-disclosure agreement he signed with the university. Briles did reflect on his future, however, and said he wants to coach for 10 more years, and that he’s “not really concerned with what level.”
He said it is his goal to “be able to do what I’ve done all my life again, which is coach football and be around young people and help young people.”
“Right now, honestly, it’s just day to day,” Briles said.
Briles said he has been approached about opportunities within the coaching profession, but added “I think the best thing for me at this stage is to, my main focus has been to help those who were with me land on their feet.”
“it just didn’t affect me,” Briles said. “It affected numerous office personnel, strength staff and all the coaches. My main focus, honestly, this year has been to make sure they can continue doing what they love doing and provide for their families. So, that’s where I’ve been.
“I’ve kind of taken a backseat. I’m hoping that everything works out for them first.”
First they came for the enablers and he didn’t speak up… or something like that.