ATHENS — Jacob Eason may or may not start again on Saturday. But he’s definitely getting another long look at practice this week.
Eason was going first in drills during the media viewing period of Wednesday’s practice. Greyson Lambert was going second, That doesn’t necessarily mean Eason is getting his second straight start; coach Kirby Smart said earlier on Wednesday that no starter would be decided until after Wednesday’s practice.
“We’ve gotta get through today’s practice and look at some things,” Smart said on the SEC coaches teleconference.
While Lambert was going first in Tuesday’s drills during the media viewing period, Eason ended up getting most of the first-team snaps, according to someone with knowledge of practice.
Smart also had good things to say about Eason, saying “not a lot of the woes offensively were his fault.”
“He had a couple of misreads and didn’t look at the right thing first in the game, but he had some really good plays too,” Smart said. “He stayed in the pocket, he threw some good balls and he’s really at his best when he can make those downfield throws and show some velocity on the throws. He also handled the huddle much better than he did in the previous game, so not a lot of the woes offensively were his fault. Some of that was just a lack of ability to run the ball and play with physical toughness. He handled things much better than the first game and we hope he continues to show that kind of improvement as we move forward.”
A couple more notes from the media viewing period:
- Freshman Solomon Kindley was getting some – but not all – time with the first team at right guard during one drill. Kindley has yet to play this season, but had been working second-team left guard.
- Freshman Tyrique McGhee was in a black non-contact jersey at practice. McGhee has also yet to play this season.