To everyone whose heart skipped a beat after yesterday’s QBRs, Georgia’s head coach has a not-so-subtle reminder:
The key difference here is one quarterback is facing the No. 1 defense while the other is not. It’s not uncommon for the backup quarterbacks to outshine the starters during spring intrasquad games. Georgia sets up its annual G-Day Game where the No. 1 offense is going against the No. 1 defense, the 2s versus the 2s, and so on. So that first group, either way, has the tougher job. Conceivably at least.
“You all were sitting there last year saying the same things you are now because the other guy was throwing against the No. 2 defense and he was throwing it pretty good,” Smart said, referring to Fromm going 14-of-23 with 277 yards and two touchdowns this time last year. “Jacob Eason was in there going against the No. 1 defense, which at that time was really good. So, there’s a lot of similarities between those two situations.”
Then, again, remember that the true freshman wound up taking the starting job in each of those seasons… so maybe we should be asking who Kirby is really trolling here.