Georgia QB competition down to 2 — and Jacob Eason appears to be leader

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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s game-planning for North Carolina continued Friday with freshman Jacob Eason looking more and more likely to win the starting quarterback job. Eason was working with the first team during a seven-on-seven portion of practice ahead of senior Greyson Lambert.

The media was able to watch five minutes of period two. Eason and Lambert rotated in, while junior Brice Ramsey was on the sideline relaying signals.

Eason worked the first handful of plays to receivers, tight ends and running backs. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel (still wearing a non-contact jersey) worked as the running backs.

Eason has been working with the first unit since last Tuesday.

The Bulldogs are set to hold a closed practice Saturday, then are off on Sunday.

Other practice notes:

* Freshman running back Elijah Holyfield returned to practice with no limitations. He had missed the past three days with an ankle injury.

* Eight wide receivers received work with the first-team offense during the media viewing of the seven-on-seven drill. The receivers were senior Reggie Davis, junior Javon Wims, junior Isaiah McKenzie, sophomore Jayson Stanley, sophomore Terry Godwin, sophomore Michael Chigbu and true freshmen Riley Ridley and Tyler Simmons.

* The tight end group included four options throughout the period. Junior Jeb Blazevich, sophomore Jackson Harris and true freshmen Isaac Nauta and Charlie Woerner received first-team reps. Woerner still looks as if he is adversely impacted by an ankle injury he suffered last week.

* The starting offensive line looks set: grad transfer Tyler Catalina at left tackle, junior Isaiah Wynn at left guard, senior Brandon Kublanow at center, sophomore Lamont Gaillard at right guard and senior Greg Pyke at right tackle.

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