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Why former 5-star WR Demetris Robertson could be ahead of the curve with his commitment
Sure, I made clear Monday where I stand with how Demetris Robertson has approached his upcoming commitment.
For me, publishing a press release about a commitment video to be dropped Saturday seems a bit much. After all, we’re talking about a transfer choice. It appears Robertson already has made up his mind between Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and West Virginia. Players have the right to market themselves online, but Robertson’s commitment feels drawn-out to me.
But what if Robertson is ahead of the curve?
DawgNation’s Brandon Adams made a strong point during DawgNation Daily Live on Monday that commitment videos for transferring players could become the norm as transfers become more popular in college football. It’s not far-fetched to envision more Robertson-like commitments taking place with all the modern bells and whistles: press releases, commitment videos, the whole package.
If anything, self-promotion through various digital channels will only become more complex.
Perhaps I’ll come around on this topic if Adams is proven right and commitment videos for transfers become commonplace. Still, I’m not at that point yet. For me, it would have been nice to have learned Robertson’s choice over the weekend instead of waiting for unnecessary buzz to build.
However, it’s not unreasonable to suggest that we might remember Robertson as somewhat cutting edge with time. There’s something to be said for that.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart opens up about Jake Fromm’s injury
The injury to Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm’s non-throwing hand provided plenty of fodder for me and others last week. On Monday, we learned what Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart had to say about the topic.
Count the coach as a member of the let-Fromm-enjoy-the-lake camp.
I took a different stance and received some heat for it. That’s completely fine. But Smart’s comment on Monday, as reported by DawgNation’s Chip Towers, should play well with those who disagreed with my view that the coach should take steps to make sure Fromm doesn’t hurt himself.
“We do what we do as kids,” Smart said via Towers. “I did the same thing when I was playing. I don’t think you live your life scared and worried about that. You’ve got to be safe and take precautions, but you don’t let things like that control your lifestyle.”
There you have it. It doesn’t sound like the lake will be off-limits for Fromm anytime soon.
Former NFL coach Bruce Arians gives high praise to Georgia quarterbacks
Bruce Arians is bullish on Georgia’s quarterback situation.
New DawgNation reporter Mike Griffith caught up with the former two-time NFL Coach of the Year on Monday at Lake Oconee. During Griffith’s conversation with Arians, the former coach dished out big praise for Fromm and Justin Fields. Hearing this should make you feel good about the Bulldogs’ quarterback riches for a while, Georgia fans.
“There are no worries at the quarterback position at the University of Georgia for a long time,” Arians said via Griffith.
“They’ve got two quarterbacks that can flat play.”
Arians knows a thing or two about quarterbacks. After all, he coached Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, and Carson Palmer. High praise, indeed.
It’s impossible to predict the future. But if Fromm and Fields meet their potential, we will remember these years as part of a golden age of Georgia quarterback play.
Odds and Ends
- Georgia football coach Kirby Smart confirms freshman James Cook on campus
- Georgia football podcast: Former 5-star WR Demetris Robertson would be worth the wait for UGA
- NFL quarterback whisperer Bruce Arians shares insight on Georgia football QBs
- Lake lover Kirby Smart not one to complain about minor water-skiing injuries
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