FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–UGA Sports Communications
ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia football team conducted its eighth practice of the spring Thursday afternoon on a windy day that saw two rainbows appear in the sky.
The Bulldogs practiced for nearly three hours and now have seven practices remaining on the spring schedule. The annual G-Day intrasquad game on Saturday, April 22 will mark the final practice. The game is set to begin at 2 p.m.
Sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason is using these practices as a way to develop more as a signal caller as he enters his second year.
“This year, there is a lot more comfort,” Eason said, “and I’m doing a lot of different things as a quarterback. I have become better at watching film, too. I was learning how to become a quarterback last year, and I still am.”
Head coach Kirby Smart pointed out after Tuesday’s practice that early-enrollee Jake Fromm has displayed some leadership qualities already in his short time on campus. Eason echoed that sentiment on Thursday.
“Jake is a great leader,” said Eason. “He comes in, he pushes me, and I push him. He’s a smart kid, he works fast, and he’s a baller. He makes plays and he’s not afraid out there, and that’s a good thing as a quarterback.”
Georgia will hold practice No. 9 of the spring on Saturday.