New Georgia coach Kirby Smart has said there is “no timetable” on who will be the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback in 2016, according to Seth Emerson of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Georgia’s spring practice is currently underway, and Greyson Lambert is slotted in as the starter. He started all but one of Georgia’s games last year, but the Bulldogs are much deeper at quarterback in 2016. On top of Lambert, Smart also has junior Brice Ramsey and five-star freshman Jacob Eason to consider.
Per Smart, Lambert will practice with the first team, Ramsey with the second and Eason with the third.
“From there we’re going to decide each day how we do the reps,” Smart said. “We have a lot of reps in practice the way we structure the practice. So each guy will get to throw with all the receivers, the way practice is structured. But we have to obviously have a guy go on with each practice. We’re gonna evaluate those guys each day. We’re going to encourage them to worry about each day getting better, not worry about the results each day.”
Lambert has the upper hand from a seniority standpoint, but wasn’t exactly impressive last season after transferring from Virginia. He completed 63.3 percent of his passes, but only for 1,959 yards and 12 interceptions. Those numbers are fine, but don’t scream star quarterback even if Georgia ran a run-heavy offense last season.
That said, count on Kirby Smart to give Ramsey and Eason fair shots at winning the job and stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on this story!
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