Jake Fromm feels comfortable, confident entering sophomore season: 'I have a better idea of what’s going on'
It’s not official, but it is likely that Jake Fromm will be Georgia’s starting quarterback when the Bulldogs open the season this Saturday.
Fromm is entering his sophomore season after a successful freshman campaign in which he led Georgia to the SEC championship and an appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
With a year of experience at the college level, Fromm discussed how much more comfortable he is entering his sophomore season when he met with the media on Monday.
“It has been a lot more understanding. You know what is going on more. You understand the offseason process,” Fromm said. “Last year, it is just kind of like a daily basis that you just show up and you get told to do this, that or the other, and you just say ‘OK.’ Now, you have a general feel of what’s going to happen and the workouts and what not. It has been a lot better, and I have a better idea of what’s going on. You then can prepare for things better. I love to prepare, so I didn’t want to show up to anything unprepared.”
Fromm thrived during his first season with the Bulldogs, passing for 2,615 yards and 24 touchdowns and leading them to a 13-2 record. Entering 2018, he had goals for how he could perform even better.
“I wanted to stay consistent and be a better leader,” Fromm said. “For me, I wanted to get better in the pocket and be more accurate. So I had a couple things, but you always want to go into camp with a few things you want to work on.”
Although Fromm has been working with the first-string offense during fall camp, coach Kirby Smart didn’t announce him as the starter during his press conference on Monday. The Bulldogs also have true freshman Justin Fields on their roster.
“He’s a great player, and a great person, too,” Fromm said of Fields. “We’ve had a lot of fun in the quarterback meeting room, and it is definitely fun to go out there and compete with him. He is a great competitor and can make great plays and throws. He puts you on the edge so you always want to one-up him and make a better throw.”
Georgia opens the season against Austin Peay on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
For more of Fromm’s comments from Monday, watch the below video courtesy of UGASports.com: