House divided: Jake Fromm, mother Lee Fromm talk Georgia facing Tyler Fromm's Auburn Tigers
When Georgia faces Auburn in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry on Saturday, it will present a unique challenge for the parents of Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm. Fromm’s younger brother, Tyler, is a tight end for the Tigers, meaning the Fromms will have rooting interests on both sides of the field.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fromm is downplaying the meeting, treating it as an opportunity to reunite with his brother on the gridiron with their parents among the large crowd expected at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
“Can’t wait to see (him),” Fromm said, according to the AJC’s Chip Towers. “It’ll be fun for us and fun for our family and hopefully we’ll have a big crowd there.”
Lee Fromm, Jake’s mother, usually sees his during the pregame Dawg Walk. This time around, with Tyler playing for the home team, things will be a little more difficult, she told the AJC:
“I’m scared to miss them because it has always brought us good luck,” Lee Fromm said. “But I’ve never seen Tyler in the Tiger Walk. It’s those things you just don’t think about.” …
Another concern for Lee Fromm is what to wear to the game. For now at least, she was leaning toward decidedly neutral.
“I don’t even know yet,” she said with a sigh. “I think I’m going to go white and brown.”
For one afternoon, Tyler Fromm, who probably won’t play, will have a shot at getting bragging rights over his older brother if the Tigers spring a mild upset on the Bulldogs on Saturday.