Kirby Smart on QB situation: 'It's easy to question it now'
The two-quarterback system employed by Georgia has avoided any controversy since star freshman Justin Fields arrived on campus to play alongside Jake Fromm.
As people outside the program have questioned Kirby Smart and the coaching staff’s handling of the situation, Smart has tamped down any questions about playing time, or even if the starting job was in question in August. He has even said the plan is that there is no plan.
But with one of Fromm’s poorest performances in his Georgia career Saturday in the loss at LSU, questions resurfaced about the direction of the program at quarterback.
Smart said they would continue to go with the player that gives the Bulldogs the best chance to win, and that second-guessing is understandable following a loss.
“It’s easy to question it now,” Smart said. “We’ll look at it just like everyone else.”
Fields had the kind of playing time Saturday that he’s gotten much of the season. It’s largely been a handful of series midway through the game, and perhaps a bit more if the game is lopsided.
Fromm was 16-for-34 for 209 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
Fields didn’t attempt a pass, and had just one carry for three yards.
“Let’s not pin mistakes on one guy tonight,” he said. “There were plenty of mistakes to go around.”
Kirby Smart on Fromm vs Fields. "It's easy to question it now & we'll look at just like everyone else…We'll always go with the guy that we think gives us the best chance to win. But let's not pin mistakes on guy tonight. There were plenty of mistakes to go around." pic.twitter.com/lVuxrK0lkF
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