Georgia Football: Looking Towards the Future at QB


The Georgia Bulldogs need to sign two quarterbacks, in the 2018 recruiting cycle, to ensure the quality of the depth, at that position, doesn’t disappear. 

It may seem odd to be concerned about a position with a 5-star is returning (Jacob Eason), and a 4-star (Jake Fromm) already enrolled, but you have to keep one eye towards the future.

So far, Georgia has missed on its initial targets: Trevor Lawrence opted for Clemson and Emory Jones will, apparently, play for Ohio State. 

Georgia has since offered others, but the prospects that currently have the most traction won’t be coming from the state of Georgia.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Las Vegas) was offered last week. He plays for high school football powerhouse, Bishop Gorman, and was happy to finally receive an offer from the school he’s held in high regard for quite some time now.

Said Thompson-Robinson, to Dawgs247, it’s a “huge offer! Have had high interest in them since freshman year and I am really thankful I can consider them now”.

James Foster II was also offered last week, and he looks to be a prospect the Dawgs have a better than average shot of signing–if recent comments are to be believed–but they’ll have to hold off Missouri. 

In both cases, one thing is definitely clear: the Bulldogs want a dual-threat quarterback on the roster.

As the game continues to evolve–both at the collegiate and professional levels–it’s clear that having a more mobile quarterback helps. 

I admit I’m a traditionalist. I enjoy watching a quarterback take his snap from under center, go into his drop, progress through his reads, and complete the pass. 

I find beauty in the game of those who are able to pick apart a defense and consistently find ways to make them pay for mental mistakes. 

However, I also understand that the speed–coming from the defensive side of the field–has led to mismatches in the trenches. 

If your offensive line isn’t capable of stemming the tide, then it won’t matter how talented the signal-caller, he’s not going to have time to get the job done.

For all the talent and toughness Eason showed last season, the lack of consistency (and talent) on the offensive line made for some very difficult growing pains.

Does having a more mobile quarterback completely cure those ails? Not necessarily. But having a player whose intentions aren’t necessarily known (will he pass the ball or take off and run) can be an advantage. Sometimes it can mean the difference between a three and out, and a new set of downs.

No doubt Kirby Smart knows this first-hand.

End of the day, the move towards adding more versatility to what Georgia has at the quarterback spot is a calculated move in response to a game that has certainly changed

It’s only a matter of time before Georgia signs a player that fits the bill. 

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7 comments for “Georgia Football: Looking Towards the Future at QB

  1. Buster
    03/08/2017 at 10:31 AM

    “I admit Iā€™m a traditionalist. I enjoy watching a quarterback take his snap from under center, go into his drop, progress through his reads, and complete the pass.
    I find beauty in the game of those who are able to pick apart a defense and consistently find ways to make them pay for mental mistakes” – Aaron Murray where are you?

    Speaking of UGA/Alabama SEC Championship game and the awful, illegal hit on AM – BOBO! SPIKE THE DAMN BALL!

    šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    • 03/08/2017 at 10:35 AM

      Ha! Bobo made his mark in Athens–and it definitely wasn’t always good–and AM remains one of my favorite QB’s of all-time. I don’t think a lot of folks gave that young man the credit he deserved for what he was able to accomplish.

      Thanks for the comments, Buster! šŸ™‚

  2. 03/06/2017 at 7:59 PM

    Chris Conley is a “Bomb” . . . . Realize I am venturing away from the subject . . . . Chris is “all that” . . . . in my book.

    https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/georgia-football/photo-former-georgia-wr-chris-conley-cuts-off-dreadlocks-charity/

    • 03/06/2017 at 8:03 PM

      Conley is definitely DA Bomb, Buc! šŸ˜‰ DGD right there, my friend.

  3. 03/06/2017 at 2:15 PM

    Kimberley, really agree with you on this paragraph pulled from the thread . . . .

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    I find beauty in the game of those who are able to pick apart a defense and consistently find ways to make them pay for mental mistakes.
    *****
    From now until the first coin toss, inclined to believe that our passing game will be light years ahead of 2016. All of us know the “factors” that had much to do with a 8 win season.

    Not hearing a lot of chatter about the return of Nick and Sony, mention of the two, but not the “noise” when they signed and became a part of the Red and Black. Most of us understand that a “new car” has a different “smell”. Understandable that the media has to play “all angles”, and at times it is very good from “some” that earn their livings looking at the overall.

    Nick and Sony are going to drive the train, not everything is on the shoulders of Eason. Couple of very good friends of mine on another board say this and I buy into it totally . . . . Coach Chaney should recognize what Jacob Eason has . . . . an incredible arm. Eason needs to work on Saturdays taking the “long snap”. Comfort is a huge thing when defensive ends, cheating linebackers and defensive backs have open lanes to “hurt folks”.

    I still cringe when I look at film of the Georgia/Auburn game and some of the things that were permitted to happen to AM some years back. Same can be said for the Georgia/Alabama game in ATL.

    Easy enough to watch recruiting results to determine what the coaching staff will apply in the new Indoor “Practice” Facility. šŸ™‚

    Your reads are always good and speaking for myself, that is all I can do, enjoy reading your “chatter” more than once. Always afraid I might miss something, never hurts to watch and read the “film” more than once. I know, I know . . . . šŸ˜‰

    • 03/06/2017 at 4:55 PM

      Haha! I certainly tend to agree with your thoughts, Buc! Chaney needs to recognize a lot of things about the cogs in his wheel.

      (Some) Folks are willing to give him a pass for 2016 because they’re willing to believe the OL and the young QB (along with his inconsistent receiving corps) had much to do with the offense’s lack of success. And while I don’t dare discount those factors, I saw just as much ineptitude from his play calling against “lesser” opponents.

      Chaney has a year under his belt and I expect more from his “genius” this season.

      I totally expect Nick and Sony to “drive the train”, but I also hope to see Eason step up and make a few more key plays–he had a few shots last season, but had a tendency to overthrow folks. Hopefully he has a better handle on that cannon of his this season.

      Always enjoy your comments, Buc šŸ™‚! Keep ‘me comin!!

      • 03/06/2017 at 7:22 PM

        You know, I know, FANS know. šŸ˜‰

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