The light has come on for Jacob Eason. The rheostat may not be turned all the way to eleven, but the juice is flowing. A year of experience has made a difference, but having a talented freshman with an eidetic memory come in and exhibit strong leadership skills to complement his athletic talent has amped up Eason’s performance, according to Coach Smart.
Yesterday, Kirby told ESPN:
“The best thing that’s ever happened to [Eason] is the Fromm kid because it’s been a wake-up call to see how Fromm’s managed everything,”
“When you got a guy sitting next to you doing all these things exactly right, it puts a little more pressure on you to do them exactly right,” Smart said. “Jacob needed that.”
“You always hope that you have tough decisions to make because guys are doing really well,” Smart said. “What you don’t want is a guy to be doing really well and another guy doing really poorly and have that kind of easy decision. I want both these guys to play at a high level.
“If they both play at a high level, that gives us a good problem to have — two productive quarterbacks is what you’d like to have.”