If there’s one man who is a fan of Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Greyson Lambert, it’s team offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Schottenheimer expressed his surprise at how quickly Lambert mastered the offense despite it being his first year with Georgia, as he came to Athens as a graduate transfer from the University of Virginia.
“It’s amazing how fast he picked up the system,” Schottenheimer said.
And how fast Lambert has picked up the system indeed. After coming over from a Virginia team that was underwhelming in terms of overall talent, where Lambert threw 13 interceptions to just 11 touchdowns, the 6-foot-5, 220 pounder has looked much better on a team that actually has a strong supporting cast.
This season alone, Lambert has completed 43 of 58 passes for 587 yards and five touchdowns. He has not thrown a single interception. Last season, he set an FBS record for completion percentage in a game when he made 24 of 25 throws for 330 yards and three touchdowns against South Carolina. Of course, that game only made Schottenheimer sing his quarterback’s praises more.
“It speaks to his ability to move on and put the last game and play behind him,” Schottenheimer says. “It shows his competitive spirit that you’re looking for in any player, certainly at quarterback where there’s going to be a lot of high highs and low lows.
“He attacked it and went out and executed the plan,” Schottenheimer says. “It was fun to be a part of that.”
That game was a far cry from Lambert’s performance against Vanderbilt, in which he completed just 11 of 21 for 116 yards and no scores.
He appears to have shaken it off and the coaching staff is more than satisfied, which means it’s time to see how Lambert fares in his next test tomorrow, when Georgia takes on the SWAC’s Southern Jaguars in Athens. Kickoff is slated for noon on the SEC Network.
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