Fromming at the mouth

Herbie, on Georgia’s quarterback situation:

“… What’s going to happen at Georgia, you’ve got a guy in Jake Fromm who led them to the National Championship. They were inches away from winning it with a true freshman quarterback, and that kid has the it factor. You can maybe find a taller guy or a faster guy or a guy with a stronger arm, but as far as an it factor, Jake Fromm has that. And if you’re going to put in Justin Fields, you’d better be very, very careful with how you put him in and when you put him in because I would not want to mess with Jake Fromm, who was kind of the leader of that team and did great things for them.”

Ben Cleveland:

Fromm impressed Smart and teammates with his poise and leadership in the huddle as a freshman. Left tackle Ben Cleveland says Fromm has even more composure entering his second season.

“He’s got more confidence than anybody I’ve ever seen at the quarterback position,” Cleveland said after Friday’s practice. “He’s very vocal, knows all the checks and he knows what needs to be done. Our whole offensive line has faith in him to make the right calls and get us to where we need to be.”

And my favorite comment:

“You can tell he’s maturing. He came in, he might have had some troubles with the calls and everything but you can tell he’s more comfortable in the backfield,” junior wide receiver Tyler Simmons said of Fromm. “He’s getting everybody else lined up. He’s like the Roquan of the offense, that’s how I think of it.”

Our quarterback of the offense is just like our quarterback of the defense was!  (Then again, at Georgia, that’s a pretty serious compliment.)

Call it the intangibles, if you like, but it’s hard to see how the coaches can ignore the confidence factor in setting the two-deep.  Yeah, Kirby’s started himself some true freshman quarterbacks, but that was more out of necessity than anything else.  It’s a whole ‘nother ball game when you do it out of choice between two great options.

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38 responses to “Fromming at the mouth

  1. Fromm is going to start and be the man. Fields is going to play meaningful snaps early and often.

    This team is Jake Fromm’s no matter how people want to stir the pot. I’m looking forward to seeing both QBs Saturday.

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  2. Derek

    The real test is if/when Fields starts making jaw dropping plays and everyone is talking about it.

    Then we’ll see if Fromm is the ulitimate bad ass. He might well be.

    I think Fromm responds to pressure. He was at his best last year when things were the hardest. If he had anything to clean up it was the easy ones.

    If he can be like Murray in ability and Greene in being “the man” we’re gonna have a lot of fun.

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    • I like that, Derek. Murray’s ability with Greene’s “it” factor.

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    • Greg

      If Fields can move and lead the team better, he is deserving.

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      • Derek

        We’re not going to find that out IMHO. The only way that happens is if Fromm falls on his face and Fields rescues us, but even if that happens, like Cox vs. Colorado and Shockley vs. Clemson it won’t mean the relief guy is better. Greene and Stafford both recovered and thrived and both ended up the better starting qb than the guy who saved us in a single game.

        I won’t talk about the other possibility.

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        • Greg

          agree….and agree:
          “I won’t talk about the other possibility.”

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        • Gurkha Dawg

          Exactly what I was getting at Derek. We simply don’t know how Fields will play in the big games and won’t find out unless Fromm is injured. I think that there is a zero chance of Fromm falling on his face.

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  3. Greg

    “You can maybe find a taller guy or a faster guy or a guy with a stronger arm, but as far as an it factor, Jake Fromm has that”.

    Love him or hate him, Herbstriet is right here…a lot of examples thru the years. Too many in love with only the physical traits of the job.

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  4. Looking at this situation from 265 miles away it appears to me to be as clear as the bell that rings after an UGA victory that Fromm is the leader of this offence. He (Fromm) is going to be your game day starter I believe each and every game. If, God forbid, something were to happen to Jake I do not think this offence would slow down with Mr. Justin Fields behind center. We have an embarrassment of riches at the quarterback position. How sweet it is.

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    • Truckin

      We have not much behind the first two. Maybe a walkon is capable but…..I’m not sure.

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      • sniffer

        Which is why Fields won’t see the field as much as you would think. No way Kirby and Cheney risk his health by playing him in anything but mop up against lesser opponents. IMO.

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        • Uglydawg

          I agree snif..but the flip side to that is playing Fromm more raises the risk of injury even more..Maybe runt the Wild Dawg a whole lot once the W is in the bag? And play that third stringer a whole lot in blowouts..

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          • Got Cowdog

            Come on Dude. Fromm and co don’t play not to get hurt. They play because they love it and playing at their level is what they’ve worked for their whole lives. My boss doesn’t send me off the side of the building cause he’s scared I’ll get hurt. I dont hesitate cause I might fall.
            Let the dawgs eat!

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            • 92 grad

              Damn right. I’ve got millions of dollars hanging by my fingertips but I know exactly what’s going on and it’s fun to be on the hook for so much and kind of playing with it. These kids are awesome and I love it when they’re having fun at their peak.

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  5. Gurkha Dawg

    Herby is 100% correct for once. Fromm is the man. No one really knows how Fields will play against SEC defenses, especially elite defenses. The coaches don’t know either. Fromm proved what he can do. High school defenses are not quite the same as a Bama defense. If I remember correctly our 2015 quarterback was very impressive is practice. “He can make all the throws”, someone said. Not so much against Bama. I hope Fields is the next Lamar Jackson, but we won’t find out this year unless Fromm is injured.

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    • Cojones

      So our Spring Game and Fall Practices weren’t of the variety to approximate the SEC field of play?

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      • Gurkha Dawg

        Correct. From what I heard, Lambert was very good in scrimmages.

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        • Greg

          Forget….what was his record as a starter???

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        • Cojones

          Didn’t Greyson set some kind of college record? And he wasn’t supposed to be any good although he had played on the field before arriving. I’m not dissing Fromme (I love him too), but encouraging partiality at the expense of encouraging a great QB to leave? Thought we didn’t want to get into a divisive QB war that we thought others (plus the media) was trying to start.

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    • Uglydawg

      I think that was a part of Eason’s difficulty. He played HS in the PACNW and those defenses were quite different from what Fromm had faced in Georgia.
      Fromm is the man, but Fields is going to be a great one too…I think we’ll see him in special situations right from the get-go against USCe. Third and middlin’ (3rd and 5..3rd and 4, type of situations) he goes in. That blows Boom’s defensive mind. If you pressure him, he can hit the quick pass to the tight end…or he can scramble..take off and run or throw it to the guy who is open because the corners came up to tackle him.
      But with Fromm in there, with the running game and receivers he’s going to have supporting him..we might never get to 3rd down or at least not that often.

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      • Gurkha Dawg

        Your last paragraph is spot on. Our O is going to kick ass this year. I don’t think even SC or LSU or AU are going to slow us down much. I seriously believe 12-0 is going to happen, probably without a really close game.

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        • Macallanlover

          We are that good on offense, I don’t doubt that. But is also think going 12-0, and not having a close game, is so hard we just won’t. We could go 12-0 or 11-1 but we will have to sweat 1 or 2 out. No explaining it, just don’t see that more than once every decade or longer. No explaining it, just happens in CFB when you play at the highest level. Too many ups and downs with players 18-22, and all the other teams have some stud athletes as well.

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          • artful codger

            Correct ….just from a historical basis …going undefeated is an extremely small occurence, like just a blip on the radar

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            • As much as it pains me to admit it, Saban has led Alabama to O-N-E undefeated season since he became HC…yet they have won F-I-V-E national titles. An undefeated season is not a prerequisite for greatness.

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          • Greg

            Yep…12 & 0 is tough, especially in the SEC. But it got me thinking though, the last truly dominant college football team I remember, is the ’95 Nebraska team.

            Thought we were lucky in ’80, but rather be lucky than good….and you will need some of that in the SEC (luck).

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            • Macallanlover

              The FSU team with Winston at QB dominated every game I believe. That was very unique, and was the team that came immediately to mind when I read that about winning them all and none would be close.

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  6. Cojones

    How many teams in CFB have had two starting QBs( i.e., they were equally qualified to start and would be interchangeable) and what were their records? That’s a question I’d like to see answered and discussed.

    I think that you can have two running the show and who compliment each other while holding sway with team identity behind them. Some already feel some loyalty towards Justin because he has been a Dawg from day one according to player quotes and there is always the fan push to see a QB act as a 12th man on the field by running like a Dawg with his tail on fire. Fromme remains entrenched with player loyalty plus fans’ loyalty for his play last year.

    Did anyone ever mention the wear and tear on fans that this situation imposes?

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    • Uglydawg

      This will very likely be the case (IMDAO) .
      Fromm will be the seasoned and steady hand. We will be content
      We will see Fields come in for situational plays. He will be a sensation.
      This is going to cause defensive coordinators to have headaches and nightmares that even the finest brownies won’t salve.
      For us Dawg fans, it is truly the best of times.

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    • You do realize that there is no “e” on the end of FROMM’s name, right?
      Every true Dawg fan that bleeds red & black, knows that.
      How is it that you don’t?

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  7. Salty Dawg

    I am not embarrassed by our riches. Hell, I’m thrilled and will brag at the drop of a hat! 🙂 It’s been a long time coming and I’m reveling in it every second! GO DAWGS!!!

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  8. ApalachDawg

    Fromm is the Damn man
    ND
    Sec
    Rose Bowl
    Title game appearance
    And the dude was a true Fr

    To think all that happened bc App State punk made a late hit(IMO) on Eason

    Sometimes it feels like other dawgs get their boxers in a bunch BECAUSE we have two studs at QB and somehow that seems to be a bad thing for us? No comprendo

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    • ApalachDawg

      Forgot to respond to Herbdick… 21-14

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    • AusDawg85

      I’d put “undefeated” in his record. We played vanilla against Auburn the first time…Jake wasn’t pushed to be in the “Must Win” situation he was in every other contest. And no way you can hang the loss on him in the National Championship game. He got it won in the OT and the D held with a sac that made it 2nd and 26. I blacked-out after that.

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    “Left Tackle” Ben Cleveland?!

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  10. CB

    Fromm’s floor is Aaron Murray.

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