He really did. It’s just that it’s his third-string QB.
A freshman walk-on, Matthew Downing, is currently the Bulldogs No. 3 triggerman should Fromm and Fields go down, making it more imperative that the two guys ahead of him are as prepared as possible.
As far as the two guys ahead of him go? Well, Kirby’s doing that whole saying, not saying thing.
The two have been duking it out to see who’ll be the starter in 2018 and thus far, based on the practice reps, one guy appears to be the clear leader. Just don’t expect Smart to come out and say either guy is going to be taking the first snap against Austin Peay.
“I really haven’t even thought about it, to be honest with you,” Smart said when asked if he would name a starter at quarterback. “We let those two guys compete out. Jake’s going with the ones almost the whole time. So we’ll handle it as it goes. It’s not like it’s a predetermined announcement on this date. It’s not really the plans, we don’t look at it that way. We look at it at as those two guys are competing and they’ll continue to compete.”
In other words, pay no attention to that man who’s taking snaps behind the first string offensive line all August. Sure thing, Kirbs.