Jacob Eason has yet to be cleared to play, but head coach Kirby Smart conceded after practice on Tuesday that his sophomore quarterback is making some noticeable strides.
“It’s day-to-day. He did do much better today. I got to see him in the seven-on-seven periods and some of the earlier periods in practice,” Smart said. “He looks much better than he did last week. He’s moved around, made some escapes. Even yesterday, he took some reps, broke through the D-line and was able to get away, moving comfortably. He’s much closer to being able to play.”
However, Smart did not speculate if he would play come Saturday’s game at Tennessee (3:39, CBS).
Right guard Solomon Kindley’s ankle also continues to mend and Smart sounded optimistic about his chances to return to the field.
“I didn’t get to see him in live action as I didn’t work much with the offense today, but he didn't go in the good-on-good stuff when we did ones versus ones and twos versus twos,” Smart said. “He went with the scout work some. We think he is going to be OK but we don’t want to put him in with the ones right now because they go against a little bigger guys. We’ll know more after we watch the tape.”
Cornerback Malkom Parrish also continues to improve.
Smart said the senior is closer to “full throttle” after missing the first three games with a broken bone in his foot.