ATHENS — This much is clear: Georgia will play two quarterbacks on Saturday, against an overmatched Nicholls State team that should allow the opportunity. There could even be three quarterbacks who get in the game.
After that, however, the picture is murky, with mixed signals coming out the past few days.
Senior Greyson Lambert, who started the opener against North Carolina, appeared to be first in the pecking order on Monday and Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, as the media period ended (45 seconds early, leaving the media on the field) it was Jacob Eason who was going with the first team.
It may be a case of simply giving both a liberal amount of reps in preparation for playing. It could be something else.
Earlier on Wednesday, head coach Kirby Smart hinted during a radio interview that it’s getting time to focus in on one quarterback.
“We’ve got to make some decisions as we go. It’s hard to get two guys enough reps, more or less one. So we’ll have to make a decision,” Smart said on XM Sirius Radio, adding: “I can’t say right now which way we’ll go on it.”
Smart also indicated that Saturday wouldn’t be an even split in snaps between Lambert and Eason, as it basically was against North Carolina.
“It’s going to be maybe completely different,” Smart said. “We’re going off this week’s practice. (Tuesday) both of them did a good job.”
Lambert was listed first on the depth chart the team released on Monday, a change from last week. Of course, that same depth chart also had Nick Chubb “or” Brendan Douglas at tailback.
Junior receiver Isaiah McKenzie was asked after Wednesday’s practice whether the offense changes much when Eason or Lambert is in the game.
“No I don’t think so,” McKenzie said. “I guess when they both get in, it’s the same usual calls. It’s just a switch, I don’t know. it’s doesn’t change though.”