Jacob Eason – Fans Are Ignoring Football Math

The football math that UGA fans are ignoring.

8 months without any games will somehow benefit Jacob Eason more than 4 months with games.

Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason (10) is brought down by Auburn defensive tackle Montravius Adams (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Georgia fan base is assuming Jacob Eason makes a leap forward in 2017. We’ve seen nothing . . . from Eason . . . to suggest that will happen.

Truth: in the Liberty Bowl there wasn’t one visible sign of improvement from him vs. what he looked like Week 1.

Additional truth, for most players: a player makes a huge leap from Freshman season to Sophomore season. But he’s also supposed to make improvement from game 1 to game 13, with all that on-field experience and the additional bowl practices and, in the specific case of Eason, a final four quarters v the defense from a 6-6 TCU team. None of that second part happened, which makes me wonder why so many of us believe the first part will.

– Chuck Oliver
Co-Host of “Chuck and Chernoff”
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