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Bulldogs Must Remain Resilient Without Eason

Jake Fromm - UGA football practice - Monday, Sept. 4, 2017
Jake Fromm
– UGA football practice –
Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

With starting quarterback Jacob Eason out, The Bulldogs will turn to a freshman again to lead the team in week two of the season.

The Bulldogs have a primetime meeting with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and they were expecting sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason to lead the team into this game. However, a sprained knee will keep him out of the contest and the Bulldogs will have to rely on freshman Jake Fromm as the new starter.
Kirby Smart mentioned that this is why you have multiple people practice at the same position because you have to be ready for these type of events. The coaching staff has to prepare for situations like this and one way Smart said they tried to test the team with plays like this is through putting the team through various types of adversity that they have to work through.
Smart gave an example of the situation at Ohio State in 2015, where they were led to the national championship by their third string quarterback Cardale Jones. The Bulldogs are not in as quite of a dire situation, but they will be tested with yet another freshman at quarterback this season.
Georgia will start Jake Fromm at Notre Dame and he should be backed up by senior quarterback Brice Ramsey barring any injuries. These next few games will be a huge test for the team and if they can keep their record perfect, then the Bulldogs may have a quarterback battle on their hands when Eason returns.



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Michael Pope is a Journalism student in the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, with an emphasis in sports. He enjoys covering all sports, especially basketball, football, and baseball.