I get the general point Chip Towers is making about Georgia needing to avoid tripping itself up on distractions, but if this is an example of what he means by that…
Then there’s the whole quarterback deal. I’ve written often that this storyline of Jake Fromm as the unexpected starter and budding star was nothing but a good thing for Georgia. And I still believe it is from the standpoint of having two proven quarterbacks to which you can turn is always better than having one.
But now the Fields’ commitment has kind of turned up the heat on that entire competition again. Numerous recruiting experts and former players and quarterbacks have chimed in that they believe Fields, the No. 1-rated recruit in America, could possibly beat out both Fromm and Eason next year. And, of course, that would probably only be good for Georgia if that happened.
… Good Lord.
It’s one thing for the fan base to wet itself over the possibilities, even though Fields is a long way from setting foot on campus. But if that’s a problem for the team today, they don’t deserve to beat Vanderbilt.