The Bulldogs will face the Fighting Irish for the second time in the team’s history and the team has done a good j0b of blocking out the hype for this game.
Tight end Jackson Harris said the team has done a good job of focusing on the game and playing Georgia football, not letting the hype around the game distract the team. However, this does not mean that Harris does not see the unique opportunity he is getting with the Bulldogs upcoming game.
“It’s gonna be a fun thing,” said Harris. “It’s gonna be a game we remember for the rest of our lives, but at the end of the day it’s still a regular football game.”
One player that Harris and the other members of the offense will need to not get locked up in the hype is freshman quarterback Jake Fromm, who will be making his first collegiate start. Fromm took over as the Bulldogs quarterback in the team’s opener as sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason went down with a knee injury.
Having a freshman earn his first start in such a high profile game is usually a cause for concern, but Fromm has quickly earned the offense’s trust. One way he has done that is how he has trained and the work he puts in, day in and day out. Harris agreed with this notion and complimented the freshman quarterbacks preparation.
“Jake has definitely done a great job coming in,” said Harris. “He’s the type of guy that even when he wasn’t the starter, he prepared like one so he’s definitely ready, he’s definitely prepared, and done his work up to this time.”
The Bulldogs offense will have to rely on Fromm in some situations and he seems to be ready to lead the offense in this big time college football contest.