NCAAF: The Bulldogs surprise many with quarterback move


Alex Eiden, Assistant Sports Editor

The University of Georgia football team has chosen redshirt senior Greyson Lambert as its starting quarterback for the 2016 season.

First-year head coach Kirby Smart made the decision Thursday. It came as a big surprise to Bulldog fans and analysts alike who saw freshman Jacob Eason as the starter.

Most people in Athens, Ga. expected Eason to take the starting role because he had a more productive off-season than Lambert.

Lambert, the fifth-year transfer from the University of Virginia, started 12 games for the Bulldogs last year, throwing for 1,959 yards, 12 touchdowns, and only two interceptions.

Last season’s productivity combined with experience likely led to Smart’s decision to go with Lambert. However, Lambert is not guaranteed the job throughout the entire season as Eason’s stock continues to rise.

Georgia takes on the University of North Carolina today at 5:30 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.

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