Oh I get it. All these OTHER players moving-up to play with the # 1 unit means THEY are being groomed and getting acclimated to play with the # 1 unit. But for Jacob Eason it means nothing of the sort.
Would Kirby have done this the last 3 weeks of Fall Practice with his quarterbacks if he had not come to the decision to tend to agree now with the many who have been giving him the advice that Greyson Lambert is NOT the QB to move The University of Georgia Football forward ?
Obviously this observer is quite confident that indeed this is the case. Kirby Era has begun. It has been going on now all week and it isn’t a decision he took lightly nor one therefore he intends at this point to second-guess himself on.
Kirby can not afford to at this point.
The Kirby Era and the Jacob Eason Era are one and the same at this point. All week is all week.
You wouldn’t do that FOR ANY REASON – with kick-off vs North Carolina a team many have said we lose to 2 Saturdays after this Saturday’s Scrimmage where once again it is widely reported that Jacob Eason will indeed continue working with the # 1 unit – were you going to start Greyson Lambert. Maybe Mark Richt would. Kirby would NOT. Kirby wants to win.
That will give Jacob Eason 3 weeks with the # 1 unit. I, of course, would have done so Day 1 Spring Practice. It is what it is and what it is is in fact nothing good clearly for Greyson Lambert.
The Kirby Era/Jacob Eason Era began Monday 15 August after Saturday’s scrimmage where Kirby clearly and plainly stated that ALL the quarterbacks :
COACH SMART’S POST SCRIMMAGE PRESS CONFERENCE :
“We’re not where we need to be for sure. The execution was poor. We’re trying to find the best 50-60 players – NOT NECESSARILY FIND THE ONES WHO KNOW WHAT TO DO. Each guy at QB who did something good did something boneheaded.”
Kirby is not about to Start Greyson Lambert because he knows what to do. Each quarterback who did something good did something boneheaded. Kirby saw Greyson Lambert last year where against him he FUMBLED the football 3 times refused to throw the ball down the field against Kirby and was YANKED. When next he tried to sit on the ball ahead by 3 TD vs the vols and LOST Greyson Lambert LOST his starting QB job in the only other game against a ranked team 2015 for The Georgia Bulldogs which was the Florida Game.
Georgia played 3 teams who were ranked for 2015-2016 season and they were Alabama the vols and Florida.
Greyson Lambert did so poorly that he was not even allowed to come into the game vs ranked Florida even with the 3rd string QB throwing 4 interceptions.
# 104 Passing Offense # 119 on 3rd Down Conversions only 12 TD passes all season and 7 fumbles by Greyson Lambert and his best win was over 2-6 in The SEC Auburn.
Kirby is not starting Greyson Lambert because he knows what to do. Read that STATEMENT FACT by Kirby again and tell me he does NOT mean that. Sure he does.
He saw Greyson Lambert last year.
He saw Greyson Lambert Saturday in scrimmage.
He SAID he would COUNT that scrimmage Saturday and said he would TRY to get the reps with the # 1 QB to the # 1 QB as soon as he could. He promised it would be by the scrimmage this Saturday if he could but that he WOULD consider last Saturday’s scrimmage.
He also said he would as soon as he could.
That certainly by game week.
Ok he’s not starting a guy because he knows WHAT to do.
He’s looking for the best 50-60 players.
If you think Greyson Lambert is one of the best 50-60 players then you’re just out of your mind.
As for Brice Ramsey he lost the punting job too Kirby said.
I said that as well prior to the scrimmage. On my Depth Chart I have had Brice Ramsey back-up Punter since Signing Date and at QB behind Jacob Eason and I stated that ten (10) First Time True Freshmen Players would START for Kirby in 2016-2017 season and that 12 First Time Players this up-coming season would START for Kirby.
I have not been wrong on ANY of this.
Neither frankly has anyone else been either on QB except for a couple whom I immediately called-out on it when they did or expressed questions about it.
There is NO QUESTION in my mind at all.
In this same press conference when Kirby made up his mind, Kirby ALSO said :
“This FRESHMEN CLASS I am proud of. Wow ! On EVERY 2-Deep is this guy who JUST GOT HERE and surpassing upper-class guys.”
Freshmen Class he is proud of he RECRUITED HERE. Mark Richt did not recruit these guys here. Kirby did. It is his signing class not Mark Richt’s. When Mark Richt was FIRED for example Jacob Eason went to the University of Florida on recruiting visit. Florida who had a QB thought Jacob Eason was an upgrade to him and felt that despite how that would be interpreted by their QB at Florida that it was worth the gamble because Jacob Eason is that good. It was opened up.
Kirby got on plane flew to Washington as soon as Kirby was announced at the press conference.
Next Kirby invited Jacob Eason here.
Next Kirby put on a dawg and pony show for Jacob Eason.
Then all the Mark Richt Apologists said :
(1) “Jacob Eason coming here is contingent CONTINGENT upon Mark Richt being here.”
(2) “Mark Richt is recruiting Jacob Eason to Miami of Florida and I hope Mark Richt does well at Miami of Florida and I am NOW a fan of Miami of Florida and have bought a bumper sticker on my truck for Miami of Florida as one of their fans too.” The Miami of Florida fans said that : “WOW Mark Richt is going to bring US Jacob Eason.”
(3) “Jacob Eason has opened up his recruiting. This was a big mistake to have a coaching change. It cannot be justified that our best coach ever is involved in this coaching change. We’re having a Facebook vigil for Mark Richt. We want Mark Richt to coach our team in the bowl game so he can get to 10 wins this season with 29 teams who did win 10-wins 2015-2016 season. We want Mark Richt at our Gala. This was a huge mistake to bring in Kirby who is an UNPROVEN COACH. Mark Richt was consistent here.”
NEXT Kirby got to work hiring his offensive staff and when he got Jim Chaney and then with him as a tandem SAM PITTMAN who looks and is the part as ROCK STAR Jacob Eason’s Dad who calls his son Jake said that DID IT. “Jake is coming to UGA.”
Then Kirby got finished with his 4th NC calling every play on Defense for 8 years as DC half the time NC and came here where Mark Richt HIS LAST 8 YEARS was # 45 at 18 losses 24 games 8 yrs vs top 15 and half the time unranked in the Final AP Poll.
Then Kirby finished off his 1st Year Recruiting Class and OBLITERATED Mark Richt who was # 39 Scout.com Recruiting Ranking for his class down there where Mark Richt was LONGER and where down there in Florida where the recruits are FAR MORE prevalent while Kirby was # 7. And Mark Richt whom you Mark Richt Apologists said would sign all the guys here in Georgia as a “fine man Mark Richt is” was SHUT-OUT in the state of Georgia. And Kirby who has been in Alabama the last 8 years as DC racked-up by stark contrast here in this state of Georgia.
Then Kirby KEPT RECRUITING and recruiting and recruiting and recruiting and now his 1st Year players THIS FIRST YEAR of the Kirby Era are : “Wow ! On EVERY 2-Deep is this guy who JUST GOT HERE and surpassing upper-class guys.” Kirby said after Saturday’s scrimmage.
But you want to read that as Kirby isn’t starting Jacob Eason.
Shit Kirby has : 15 First year players this 2016-2017 season who have shot at a Start. 10 True Freshmen of these 15 will earn a Start this season. There are a Ton of True Freshman Quarterbacks who have done extremely well nowadays. This is 2016-2017 season The Kirby Era/Jacob Eason Era.
Jacob Eason is STARTING QB for Kirby tomorrow in Scrimmage at Sanford.