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Georgia Quarterback Jacob Eason OUT For Game Against Notre Dame. Does It Even Matter?

Starting quarterbacks are important - but is it that important for the Bulldogs?

NCAA Football: Appalachian State at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob Eason, the starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, will not play against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday night. Eason suffered an injury in the Bulldogs week one game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

In Eason's place, true freshman Jake Fromm will be the starter.

Okay, so this means Notre Dame has a better chance at winning, right? Well, not exactly.

Georgia still has Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. While the pair didn't have quite as good of a day last week as Notre Dame's Josh Adams and Dexter Williams, don't be fooled into thinking that they won't be huge factors in the upcoming game.

The common thought is that the Bulldogs will rely on their running game with a true freshman at quarterback, and that's probably true. It's that common thought that has me worried. With Notre Dame's suspect safety play, it could be easy for them to get lulled into the running attack, only to find an easy play-action pass going over the top.

It's a real threat, and something to consider.