Kirby Smart Talks Jake Fromm, Justin Fields And His Fear Of Golf Kirby Smart Talks Jake Fromm, Justin Fields And His Fear Of Golf

Kirby Smart Talks Jake Fromm, Justin Fields And His Fear Of Golf

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Kirby Smart Talks Jake Fromm, Justin Fields And His Fear Of Golf

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Kirby Smart Talks Jake Fromm, Justin Fields And His Fear Of Golf


We all know the story, after Georgia lost starting quarterback Jacob Eason in last year’s first game, freshman Jake Fromm stepped in and led the Bulldogs to an historic season.

Fromm finished the season with 2,615 passing yards, completed 62.2% of his attempts and tossed 24 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions as he led Georgia to an SEC Championship and to the national championship game.

On the WJOX Birmingham Roundtable radio show Wednesday morning, head coach Kirby Smart discussed his reasons why he decided to continue to start Fromm over Eason. Host Lance Taylor asked Smart, “In your mind, was that for the rest of the season… that Jake Fromm would take you through the rest of the season?”

“Not at the time, I was worried about App State, who had a really good defense, they had played Tennessee well the year before and we were very concerned about their team…so it gave us a little momentum in that game and I thought, well this young guy came in and did a good job, ” Smart replied.

With Eason out for the following week’s Notre Dame game, Fromm had an impressive starting debut but most assumed Eason would return as the starter for game three against Samford. However, Fromm continued to lead Georgia and Eason saw limited action in five games.

“Jacob was going to get every opportunity to come back and I thought he did but I thought Fromm kept improving and put us over the top in the end, the fact that he got better game to game,” Smart said.

I addition, Smart discussed the competition between Fromm and freshman Justin Fields, overcoming his fear of golf and the opportunity to play Augusta National on a couple of occasions.

Georgia opens the season in Athens on September 1st  against the Ohio Valley Conference’s Austin Peay Governors.

Following is Smart’s interview on WJOX’s Roundtable this morning:

https://omny.fm/shows/the-roundtable-wjox/kirby-smart-talks-about-jake-fromm-vs-justin-field

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