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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Dak Prescott appears to be Dallas’ Week 1 QB starter after Romo injury

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Tennessee Football Team to Wear Helmet Stickers Honoring Pat Summitt

The University of Tennessee football program announced Saturday its helmets will feature stickers honoring legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, per the Associated Press (via espnW.com). 

The sticker includes a capital ‘P’ inside a circle,” the AP explained. “The ‘P’ is based off the way Summitt wrote the letter in her actual signature.”

Chad Fields of Ace Uniform Report speculated what it could look like:

Summitt, who died June 28 from early-onset dementia at the age of 64, is considered by many to be the greatest women’s basketball coach ever. 

She coached 38 seasons at Tennessee, winning eight national championships in the process. She also holds the Division I record in both men’s and women’s basketball with 1,098 career wins. 

“We all know what she stands for,” Volunteers head football coach Butch Jones told the media Saturday, according to SEC Country’s Evan Webeck

Tennessee will debut the stickers Thursday night during its opening game of the season against Appalachian State. The Vols enter the new year as the AP’s No. 9-ranked team, the first time they’ve been in the Top 10 since 2006.   

      

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