Adios, monkey.

I didn’t think it was possible, but Kirby Smart claims that Jake Fromm has been practicing with even more confidence since the Notre Dame game.


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13 responses to “Adios, monkey.

  1. dawgtired

    I can repeat what others have said. It is so nice that Fromm got to grow with the experience of playing a ranked team on the road…and do it with a win. I think many were ready to accept the loss with the price of getting a newbie valuable experience. Now we are still undefeated and we have a QB learning quickly. I love it for Fromm. He is living a dream. It will be interesting to see what happens if Eason is out for several more games. To bad they can’t both play significant time. Here’s hoping Fromm doesn’t have a major freshman mental attack the rest of the games he plays.


  2. Macallanlover

    Fromm is filled with an inner confidence that gives him a chance to succeed earlier than most. You can also attribute that to his dedication to preparation. This isn’t to say he won’t have the occasional brain fart at times, but what QB doesn’t? Let’s just say that UGA is fortunate to have two top quality QBs with high ceilings. I said before the season began, we were much better at QB than we have been for a long time.

    One area of preparation Fromm needed to help in his development was running the 2 minute offense in live action. Smart and Chaney had that chance at the end of the 1st half against Appy but chose to run the clock out. I realize we didn’t have to add to a 21-0 lead at that point but the coaches had to know by then this could be their QB the next week in South Bend. Opportunity lost.

    Now fast forward to Saturday night, we got the ball near mid-field, trailing by 3, with two timeouts, and ran the ball in the middle twice letting time wind down before the 3rd and long where Fromm threw the ball that was intercepted. Some may say that justified the coaches not going into the 2 minute drill earlier but I feel it made the INT more likely. Fromm had been successful going fast previously, and had not thrown an interception in 5 quarters of football at that point. We have to play more aggressively on offense, imo, it is almost like we have a governor on our approach to playing offense these days which puts a cap on how well we can do. I realize some approve of this approach, I think it just makes for a self-fulfilling prophecy.


    • birddawg91

      I agree. That was probably the most disappointing sequence of plays all night. Chaney started off trying to avoid putting him in a position to throw an int and ended up doing just that. Awful possesion by Chaney!


    • Cosmic Dawg

      Amen. So much easier to lose playing prevent offense. I also wondered why they didn’t try more “2 minute drills” during regular time with Eason last year as well – my impression was he seemed to perform better at that pace.


  3. The lore continues. I’ll be glad when we get to a point with our QB situation where we can talk about actual action and stats.


    • Rocketdawg

      This ^^

      Fromm played well for a freshman. Eason also played well in his second game on the road as a true freshman. If you recall he threw a last second TD to beat Mizzou.

      The constant tongue bathing of Fromm by some of you is getting old.


      • Dawg in Lutz

        Eason has a bigger arm and more experience. he can exploit the middle of the field better. Also, he can incorporate more the TE’s in pass routes. With Fromm, the TE’s were blocking most of the time to protect Fromm. Eason should be ready to take the next step. i like Fromm and he’s going to be a great QB; but i think Eason gives us the best shot to have a special season.


  4. Dawg19

    Here’s a scenario:

    If Eason doesn’t play the rest of the season, he can try to get a medical redshirt. If that happens, he can transfer somewhere and still have two seasons to play.

    The chances of that happening are slim, I know, but it’s possible.