“We don’t have that problem now with Stetson, and John Seter, and some other guys, Sam Vaughn,” Smart said. “We have plenty of guys to rep and I think Stetson has done a really good job of honing in, picking up the offense, along with Justin and Jake.
“I think all those guys feed off each other. They have done a tremendous job.”
Smart then took an opportunity to point out that the public usually keys in on the signal callers.
“Everybody wants to talk about the quarterback position,” Smart said. “Nobody says anything the corner, nobody says anything about the competition going on at right tackle, or the competition going on at guard. They just want to talk about the quarterback position.”
Fromm is coming off a freshman season in which he completed 181-of-291 passes for 2,615 yards, 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, adding three touchdowns on the ground. Like Fromm a year ago, Fields has enrolled early with the mindset of competing for immediate playing time.
“Both those kids are working extremely hard,” Smart said. “Stetson included to make three. I am very pleased with the progress those guys have made. They are very good leaders, each one in his own right. They are both athletes. People don’t give Jake enough credit, he was able to do things with his feet last year that hurt people.”
Kirby needs a bumper sticker that says, “Ask Me About My Third String Quarterback”.