Welcome to your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes every Monday through Friday. We have a little bit of everything for you Thursday, including Jacob Eason dropping 68-yard bombs, more talk about Auburn to the SEC East and another commitment for Georgia’ recruiting class of 2018.
Jacob Eason heaves 68-yard pass in San Diego
Jacob Eason spent Memorial Day weekend as a camp counselor at the Steve Clarkson QB Retreat in San Diego. In addition to working with some young, aspiring quarterbacks, Eason also competed in a couple throwing competitions with the likes of Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville, Josh Rosen of UCLA and Shea Patterson of Ole Miss.
In this video package produced by ESPN, Eason can be seen throwing in some of those competitions, including a a 68-yard heave in a distance competition and a pinpoint bomb into a net from the 50-yard line.
Of course, we’ve always known about Eason’s gift for hurling the rock; now, it’s just a matter of developing properly and putting it all together in game after game after game.
“When you base it on arm talent alone, the sky’s the limit,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said of Eason, according to ESPN. “But I certainly know there’s a lot more to the position.”
3-star 2018 DE commits to Georgia
C O M M I T T E D📍‼️ pic.twitter.com/doMfMVDRmj
— L O W L I F E🎈🐉 (@Jaevoon_23) June 1, 2017
First off, I would like to thank my mother and my whole family for supporting my decision. … I would also like to thank all the college coaches who offered me and my whole high school coaching staff, as well as my teammates, but definitely I would like to thank the man upstairs. …
I AM OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA #RipDAD #RareBreed18 #GoDawgs
Georgia RBs among best in the SEC, according to ESPN
On Wednesday, Edward Aschoff of ESPN ranked Nick Chubb as the second-best running back in the SEC behind LSU tailback Derrius Guice.
After a superb freshman season, Chubb was being heralded as the next great college back. Then, a knee injury cut his sophomore season in half. He returned last year to rush for 1,130 yards and 8 touchdowns. It was obvious Chubb wasn’t himself for most of the year, but that still makes his 1,100-yard season that much more impressive. Now that he’s at 100 percent, watch out. Chubb has that rare combination of size, speed, strength and elusiveness to make him one of the country’s most dangerous players when he touches the ball.
In a separate post, Aschoff said Georgia has the second-best running back situation in the SEC, behind only Alabama. And while we know how important Chubb and Sony Michel are to Georgia’s backfield, Aschoff also pointed to potential contributions from Brian Herrien and Elijah Holyfield.
Herrien showed that he can be a home run threat and a between-the-tackles bully last year. Holyfield arrived with a ton of hype last year but carried the ball just 6 times. After a very impressive spring, Holyfield should see that number grow considerably this fall.
Cold water for Auburn to the East talks
“I really only address that in these conversations,” said Sankey while smiling at his press conference on Tuesday. “Is that an agenda item, no. Do we talk about it? In media conferences, press conferences: regularly. It’s almost this cycle every two years I can predict it will begin happening on May 1.”
- SEC commissioner has no regrets on letting Maurice Smith transfer from Alabama to UGA (Seth Emerson, DawgNation)
- Greg McGarity explains why Scott Stricklin was retained as UGA’s baseball coach (Seth Emerson, DawgNation)
- No, Auburn is not moving to the SEC East — but it should, along with Alabama (Seth Emerson, DawgNation)
- UGA’s Jacob Eason should be plenty motivated now (Chip Towers, DawgNation)
- 4-star Alabama legacy Cortez Andrews will make his second trip to UGA this week (Jeff Sentell, DawgNation)
- Kirby Smart on the impact of an early signing period on UGA (Seth Emerson, DawgNation)
- Kirby Smart’s approach this year on UGA taking part in satellite camps (Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald)
- Kirby Smart discusses approach to adding a 10th assistant coach (Jason Butt, The Telegraph)
- Who is Georgia trending up for in the next three recruiting cycles? (Kipp Adams, Dawgs247)
- Gym Dogs coaching staff is revealed (vineyarddawg, Dawg Sports)
“No, this is how you bounce.”
A DOG TEACHING A BABY TO JUMP!! pic.twitter.com/nKGLh7yrCi
— Fill Werrell (@FillWerrell) May 31, 2017