Receiving Praise

John Eason has been the wide receivers coach at Georgia sine 2001. In 2005, he also received the title as the Associate Head Coach. He has been coaching in some capacity since 1970. Before coming to Georgia he was at FSU from 1981 to 1994. He was South Carolina's offensive coordinator from 1995 to 1998. He has also coached in the CFL. Now he is with the Dawgs and he had a chance to talk to me.


Dave McMahon -- How did the scrimmage look, did anyone stand out?

John Eason -- I will have to look at the film in more detail. Overall I was pleased. I think we just had one drop. Also we are blocking better, but we have to improve on our route running.

DM -- Mohamed Massaquoi has looked good, but what can you say about the other wide receiver spot?

JE -- Right now I would say Massaquoi would be at the split end positon... Mario Raley would be at the inside receiver position and on the other side it seems like a 3 player race between Kenneth Harris, A.J. Bryant and Mikey Henderson.

DM -- What does Massaquoi do so well?

JE -- He is always at full speed. He is so intense and he has great focus.

DM -- You have coached great wide receivers in the past, where does Massaquoi rank at his stage with those other players?

JE -- He is one of the best I've coached. With his focus, he is going to be really good.

DM -- What about some of the other receivers?

JE -- Overall I am pleased, but there are always things they can work on.

DM -- How are Kris Durham and Tony Wilson progressing?

JE -- I think they can have an outstanding future at Georgia. Right now they are making mistakes, but they will be good.

DM -- You have been blessed by coaching under such greats as Mark Richt, Bobby Bowden, Lou Holtz and others... how fun is coaching when you are coaching with these guys?

JE -- It is a lot of fun. I learned a lot from being with them. Each had their unique style and approach. I have really enjoyed coaching with those guys.

DM -- Thank you for your time and your answers.

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