ATHENS — None of Georgia’s quarterbacks have separated themselves yet, claims the team’s head coach. That may change in a few days.
Georgia will hold its first scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday, and Kirby Smart said after Wednesday’s practice it will be a “big indicator” of how practice snaps will be divided going forward.
So far, all three candidates have basically split reps during Georgia’s 10 preseason practices. By the end of Friday’s practice, Greyson Lambert, Brice Ramsey and Jacob Eason will have each had four days in which they got the majority of the first-team reps.
In what should be little surprise, Smart said none of the three have emerged yet.
“No, I don’t think they have,” Smart said, then went into the evaluation process. “We look at that every day. We look at the statistics, we look at the numbers, we look at the decision-making. Because there’s a lot that goes into it, of did they make the right decision, and did they complete. Some guy may make the wrong decision and make a great throw. But a lot more goes into that than just statistics.”
Smart also made light of the media for mentioning that Eason was seen getting his right shoulder treated during the media viewing period of Tuesday night’s practice.
“I think Claude’s going to revoke privileges for the guys that write all these stories,” Smart said, looking over at spokesman Claude Felton.
Eason was and is fine, Smart said. (And that was fairly apparent on Tuesday night as well.) The freshman merely didn’t go to the training room before practice, so he had to loosen up more once he got out on the field.
“He did the same thing he did every day,” Smart said.