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Can Eason Take UGA to the Promised Land?

Jacob Eason Sanford Stadium

Jacob Eason is enrolled and what Georgia diehard isn’t imagining the possibilities?  After all, Eason is ranked the number one recruit in the land for the 2016 recruiting class.

Eason stands nearly 6’6′” tall, weighs over 200 pounds and can launch a football like a rocket.  His father is an ex-NFL QB and the kid has been groomed to play college football quarterback since he was a toddler.  The odds are high that Eason will be an excellent college QB, maybe even great.

After watching this year’s college playoffs, it raises one question, though.  Can the Dawgs beat Alabama with a pro style quarterback?

The last 52 games, Alabama is 47-5.  Their last 5 losses were all against teams that played an up tempo, spread offense,  with a mobile quarterback.

Alabama eats up pro style quarterbacks and offenses.  If you don’t believe me, go back and watch this year’s Georgia/Alabama game.  If that isn’t enough to convince you, check the box score or go back and watch what Alabama did to #3 Michigan State and their pro style offense.

Clemson may have lost to Alabama in the national championship game.  But it wasn’t due to their offense.  Deshaun Watson, Clemson’s QB, owned the great Alabama defense.  Unlike all the pro style QBs and offenses that Alabama has played the past 5 years.

I guess Georgia is hoping to sit back and have someone else beat out Alabama so they don’t have to play the Tide in the SEC championship game?  Or are the Dawgs hoping that Saban retires soon?  No matter how great Eason becomes, the odds on Georgia beating Alabama with him at QB are not very good as long as Nick Saban is the Tide’s head coach.

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