Kirby Smart on Jake Fromm: "I Think He's Much More Comfortable."

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Kirby Smart on Jake Fromm: "I Think He's Much More Comfortable."

Jake Fromm (11)
Jake Fromm (11)
Jake Fromm isn’t the new kid on the block anymore. He’s now a sophomore and the quarterback that led Georgia to its first SEC Championship since 2005 and a national championship game appearance. Kirby Smart spoke to the media on Wednesday, he talked about the how much of a difference he’s made since last year.
The difference shouldn’t be a surprise to many after he got thrown into the Appalachian State game when Jacob Eason went down with an injury. Fromm went on to start 14 straight games, and help lead Georgia to a 13-2 overall record.
Smart mentioned that Fromm is a lot more comfortable than he was last year. He talked about what the playing time did for him.
“He’s played a lot of football games. His step now is like he knows what the defense is doing before the defense does it, especially against us who he goes against every day,” Smart states.
Fromm completed 62 percent of his passes during his freshman campaign. He threw for 2,615 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Fromm ran for two scores as well. He led the Bulldogs to a 4-1 record against their biggest rivals. The only slip up was the loss to Auburn, however, Georgia got revenge in Atlanta a few weeks later when it beat the Tigers in the SEC Championship game.
Now it seems like deja vu because he’s competing to keep his spot like Eason was last year. He’s trying to keep his lead role against Justin Fields. Like Fromm, Fields enrolled early and got a jump on learning the offense and compete for playing time. However, his experience may end up giving him the edge.
“His development has been good because he’s played all these games, he understands where the weakness is in each defense and he can exploit that,” Smart said. “He has really good command of the huddle and has a good presence. … He’s doing a good job from a communications standpoint. He always did, I just think he knows the inside and outside of everything a little better now.”

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Savannah Leigh is a recent graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She is an avid SEC, Dawgs, and college football fan. She also adores her four-year-old black lab, Champ Bailey.