The Eason Hype Train has Left the Station

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The Eason Hype Train has Left the Station

Jacob Eason was a rock star at the Dawg Walk
Jacob Eason was a rock star at the Dawg Walk
Photo: Michael Pope/Bulldawg Illustrated

 
 
Jacob Eason had a splendid G-Day. Now an ESPN analyst has mentioned Jacob Eason in the same breath as Lebron James. The Eason hype train is picking up speed.
 


 
 
ESPN’s Anthony “Booger” McFarland said of Eason:
 
 

It reminded me, and I know people are going to take this the wrong way, the first time you saw LeBron James. He’s 18 years old, and you say ‘okay, this kid is coming to the NBA. Let me see what all the hype is about.’ And then you finally see it and you say, ‘okay, even though LeBron is thin, very small’ you saw what the hype was about. Now Jacob Eason is not LeBron. I want to make sure everybody understands that. He’s not LeBron, but I wanted to see what the hype was about. And Paul, the hype was there. This man made a couple throws in the spring game, and the spring game is not about the competition, it’s about the individual, especially the quarterback position. Can you throw the football and can you throw it with accuracy and can you throw it with velocity? And the way he throws the football, Paul, he’s got it.

 
 

 
 
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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.