Kirby Smart discusses Jake Fromm's role; RB depth behind Nick Chubb, Sony Michel
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart has no set plan to get backup quarterback Jake Fromm game reps.
“There is no set plan there. Jacob Eason is our quarterback,” Smart said at his Monday press conference. “If the opportunity presents itself to play Jake Fromm, then we will do that. If something happens to Jacob Eason, then obviously we will be ready to play Jake Fromm.
“He has been working as our No. 2 quarterback, but it is not like we have a set, designed plan,” Smart added. “We have talked about that with him. We will play our offense, run our offense, and if it presents itself, then it presents itself, but it is not something set in stone.”
The Bulldogs’ head coach emphasized that Georgia’s running back depth goes a lot deeper than just Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, as well. The ‘Dawgs are loaded.
“I think each guy brings something different. Elijah [Holyfield] is a tough, downhill runner. He does a really good job with the things he does. He is going to be a special teams player for us too,” Smart said. “Brian [Herrien] is the same way. Brian is more elusive, a little more space guy who can do some things in different packages for those guys.
“D’Andre Swift has shown that he can do a lot of different things in camp. I don’t think there is a clear pecking order for those three guys … I certainly love the fact that they have bought in to the team concept and that it is not total number of carries, it’s making sure that the carries they get are effective,” Smart added. “They also have to play well on special teams. That’s where when you find a 210-pound guy that can run, they are hard to block.”