Signs still pointing to Jacob Eason as Georgia’s starter

UGA quarterback Jacob Eason (10) at Saturday’s practice. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)

ATHENS — One week before the start of its season, the Georgia football team on Saturday drove an hour and practiced on site: The Georgia Dome.

There was no media viewing, nor any media availability afterwards with coach Kirby Smart. But signs continue to point to freshman Jacob Eason being the favorite to win the quarterback job.

Eason has gotten most of the first-team snaps the past couple weeks, with Greyson Lambert either working with the ones or twos.

Indications prior to the scrimmage were the job was Eason’s to lose, the caveats being either Eason struggling on Saturday, or the coaches deciding to go with the veteran Lambert against North Carolina, but bringing Eason off the bench.

Smart’s next scheduled media availability is Monday at noon, the new time of his weekly press conference of game week. It’s not clear whether Smart will announce a decision then, or even beforehand, or let it play out during the week.

Lambert still could end up being the choice to start, but at this point that would be an upset. Eason has moved into the favorite role.

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