Kirby Smart: QB competition restarts for week 2

Kirby Smart, Nick Chubb give their thoughts on UGA's win against UNC

After the Georgia Bulldogs 33-24 victory against North Carolina at the Georgia Dome Saturday, we still have no idea who the starting quarterback is.

Fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert started the game and played in the first three offensive drives. 

But head coach Kirby Smart sent true freshman Jacob Eason in on the offense's fourth drive, and he played most of the game. Lambert came in to end the first half, and Smart sent him back in with the Bulldogs up by two points to hand off the ball to Chubb who ran 55 yards for a touchdown to secure the win. Both of Chubb's touchdowns came while Lambert was under center.

Eason completed eight passes on 12 attempts for 131 yards and one touchdown. He found Isaiah McKenzie for a 17-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.

Lambert completed five passes on eight attempts for 54 yards, no touchdowns.

When a reporter asked Smart after the game if he had any idea who will start at quarterback for the Bulldogs' game against Nicholls State next Saturday, Smart went on a long, but calm rant:

"There is no plan right now. Right now, we'll assess the tape, make another decision. For all you guys who want to know who will start the next game, we'll start it all over again. Maybe you'll know by Thursday, you'll know by Wednesday, who knows. We have to figure all that out. I don't want to jump to any conclusion. I do think this: both kids competed hard in the game. You know, we struggled a little bit with the execution with Jacob in there, as far as getting in and out of the huddle and communicating and doing things. But he's got some other strengths. So I'm really proud of both of them. I went to Greyson several times while Jacob was in there, and he was cheering for Jacob. He wanted him to do well. He knew he was going to have an opportunity to come back in, in certain situations. So, only time will tell. But I know this: there's a lot of other football players besides those two who deserve a ton of credit."

Let the fun begin, again.


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