Kirby Smart Looking For Dual-Threat Quarterback?

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Kirby Smart Looking For Dual-Threat Quarterback?

Kirby Smart at UGA vs. Arkansas basketball game 23-Jan-16
Kirby Smart at UGA vs. Arkansas basketball game 23-Jan-16
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

UGA has been a traditional pro-set team for years. However, Kirby Smart may be in the process of making sure that Georgia has a dual-threat signal caller on the roster.
During his January 13 press conference, Coach Smart talked about the possibility of recruiting dual threat quarterbacks for his offense.
[su_quote style=”modern-light” cite=”” url=””]“You do whatever you have to do to win the game. If that becomes a dual-threat quarterback, then we cross that bridge when we come to it. I do think that creates challenges for the defense. If you find the right guy, which I agree with you there have been a lot of good ones to come out of this state, then you use that. You also recruit to the style of quarterback you have, and that allows you to get other positions, whether it be running back, receiver. You also recruit to an NFL criteria of can this kid advance and go on to play in the NFL? More and more dual threat guys are doing that in the NFL. That’s opened the door to it. Would we be open to it? Absolutely. Can Jacob (Eason) do that? I don’t know that right now.”
Recent actions indicate that Coach Chaney and Smart are actively pursuing dual-threat quarterbacks. Georgia has offered the following:
N’Kosi Perry
Jonathan Lewis
Malik Cunningham
Tray Bishop is visiting Athens this weekend:
The times they are a’changin’ in Athens.

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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.