On late Thursday afternoon, Georgia’s head coach, Kirby Smart, announced that senior Greyson Lambert will start at quarterback on Saturday against North Carolina in the 2016 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome.
In my game preview of Georgia vs. North Carolina, I stated that true freshman, Jacob Eason would start for Georgia on Saturday. However, Lambert took first-team reps in this week in practice and Smart named Lambert as the starter for Saturday’s game. It’s very likely that Eason will play on Saturday.
Bulldogs’ head coach, Kirby Smart, said this about Lambert being named the starter on his weekly radio show, “We’ll start the game with Greyson”, said Coach Smart. “He’s done a great job in camp and been a very good leader for our team and program. I’ve got the utmost confidence in both those guys.”
Lambert has the experience for the Bulldogs. He started in 21 games and went 10-2 as a Bulldogs starter. He has faced North Carolina before as Virginia’s starting quarterback in 2014.