I don’t claim to know how things will shake out at quarterback behind Jacob Eason, but there was one benefit from Brice Ramsey’s journey off and back on the roster this spring.
Since Ramsey wasn’t with the program during the spring — although he did help out as a student assistant — freshman early enrollee Jake Fromm took all of the reps with the second string.
As an early enrollee, that was really a fortunate development for both Fromm and the coaches, and it leaves the team in a better position than it might have been when August camp starts.
Ramsey and Fromm figure to compete for second-string reps in August when preseason practice begins.
That stated, Smart doesn’t think Ramsey’s return changes how the coaching staff is approaching Fromm, considering Georgia theoretically could now have the opportunity to redshirt the Houston County product.
“I don’t think so. There will be good competition,” Smart said. “The good thing about the way we practice is all of them get reps. He’ll continue to get reps and all of those guys will rotate. It was hard for us to get quarterbacks in the spring. Now we have enough quarterbacks to get reps.”
There will be good competition beccause Fromm is farther along than he would have been had he been sharing reps with Ramsey in spring practice. If he manages to avoid taking the redshirt this year, that’s likely to be the biggest reason why.