Kirby Smart addresses how Jake Fromm, Justin Fields will be used this season
Kirby Smart isn’t naming starters at any position for Georgia this season. And that includes quarterback.
Although Jake Fromm is the returning starter and has been working with the first-string offense during preseason, Smart declined to name Fromm the starter during his press conference on Monday afternoon.
In addition to Fromm, the Bulldogs now have true freshman Justin Fields, who was the No. 2 prospect in the 2018 class per 247sports, on the roster.
“They both want to do what’s best for the team, they both want to give us a chance to win football games,” Smart said. “They have prepared really hard, both of them have. I think the game will dictate how we get to play those guys. I don’t know how that’s going to come out. There’s no plan, ‘This is when he’s going to play,’ we’re not into that. We’ll see how the game goes.
“Both of these kids have practiced their tail off and both of them have done a good job in fall camp.”
Last season, Fromm passed for 2,615 yards and 24 touchdowns. He led the Bulldogs to the SEC championship and an appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Georgia opens the season against Austin Peay on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.