Jacob Eason enjoying second spring at Georgia

Georgia sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason throws a pass during Thursday's eighth spring practice in Athens.

The hype is still there for Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason.

What's different this time around is the experience.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound sophomore from Lake Stevens, Wash., is enjoying some normalcy during his second spring with the Bulldogs, which is very different from a year ago, when he was a five-star early enrollee.

"A lot of last year was the playbook and coming from high school," Eason said in a news conference after Thursday's practice. "Even going under center was a big part for me and learning how to take that snap. I was having to learn reads against SEC defenses.

"This year, having a season under my belt and having that experience is huge."

Thursday's nearly three-hour workout marked the eighth spring practice for the Bulldogs, who are scheduled to scrimmage Saturday inside Sanford Stadium.