Comment on Kentucky, Florida and South Carolina march into Sweet 16, but how does this year compare with others?
That's as far back as the current 64-seed format. Georgia's run was certainly a great one, but we tried to focus on the latest era of the tournament.
This list was based entirely on passing yard totals in each player's sophomore season. Had that not been the criteria, it would look very different, and Nick Fitzgerald would probably have a spot.
I'd concede that he's not a "first-time" coach in the SEC, but he is in his first year with South Carolina, hence his inclusion on this list.
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That's a good point, and something definitely worth mentioning. Eason certainly was not afraid to go deep and seemed to look downfield on every play. But, his willingness to do so, like you mentioned, helped open up the offense, which had bogged down at that point. Nobody is saying he doesn't have learning to do, but a quarterback willing to take some risk/reward shots is something UGA has sorely missed.
He did look like something special. Imagine if Alabama gains a QB as dangerous as their running backs have been...