Head coach Kirby Smart talked with the media on Saturday after the sixth practice of spring. One of the topics was Justin Fields. Smart talks about how the true freshman’s done so far in practices and drills. Fields is one of the freshmen that Smart mentions in his press conference that’s “hitting a little bit of a wall.”
Smart mentions he comes in for extra meetings and does all the things the staff asks him to. Fields looks impressive to the media, but according to Smart has work to do. However, the head coach compliments Fields on his demeanor and how he doesn’t let the high or low plays affect him.
He’s hitting a little bit of a wall. I think with all of the installation, he’s coming in and meeting extra and doing all of the things we want him to but it’s a lot and we don’t taper it for him. I think he’s getting accustomed to our practices. We are doing some different drills that he’s not used to, moving in the pocket and stepping up from the rush and I think a lot of that stuff is new to him and he’s growing in that role. He has good mobility when he gets out of the pocket and he’s done a good job picking things up. What I like most of all about him is that he has good demeanor. He doesn’t let the high plays or the really low plays affect him.
For Smart’s full press conference, check out the below YouTube clip.