ATHENS — Jacob Eason is closer to full health, and even with Jake Fromm on a winning streak, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is not announcing who will be starting at quarterback this week.
“It’ll be just like last week. It’ll be evaluated in practice,” Smart said Monday. “I do think that Jacob is much closer to 100 percent.”
Eason didn’t get cleared to play until midway through last week, and ended up playing in the fourth quarter of Georgia’s 41-0 rout of Tennessee. It was his first action since spraining a knee ligament in Georgia’s season opener. He had one incompletion while handing off the rest of the time.
“For him it was important to knock the rust off. He felt like he did that in that game,” Smart said. “He got to go out there, and he’ll compete this week. We’ll do it like we do every position.”
When a reporter followed up, Smart indicated he didn’t want people to look too much into him not confirming that Fromm or Eason will start this Saturday at Vanderbilt.
“It’s not something we have to announce. We’re not announcing who the starting left corner or right corner is,” Smart said. “We’ll going to announce it based on how they practice.”
Fromm has led the team to a 5-0 record, and had two rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown in the 41-0 win at Tennessee. He only ranks 13th in the SEC in passing yards (149.4 per game) but is third in efficiency rating (159.59). From has eight touchdown passes and two interceptions.