In what has evolved into a storyline that’s lasted the season, Kirby Smart fielded it one more time with Paul Finebaum on Thursday.
The Georgia coach has maintained all season that there isn’t a quarterback controversy, and there hasn’t been a competition between QB Jake Fromm and QB Justin Fields.
“The outside world tries to pit them against each other but our team doesn’t do that,” Smart said. “… Both Jake (Fromm) and Justin (Fields) are winners and want to help the program.”
Fields played fairly consistently early in the season, but saw his playing time drop off against LSU and Florida. He had six carries for 26 yards against Kentucky. He hasn’t attempted a pass since Vanderbilt on Oct. 6.
Fromm, meanwhile, has thrown four touchdowns and no interceptions in meaningful wins over Florida and Kentucky the last two weeks. Fromm was 31-for-44 passing for 353 yards in those games.
"The outside world tries to pit them against each other but our team doesn't do that…both Jake (Fromm) and Justin (Fields) are winners and want to help the program" – @FootballUGA HC Kirby Smart pic.twitter.com/e7lHGTID2P
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 8, 2018