ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit: ‘Georgia will have success moving the ball against Bama’
ATHENS — College football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm had the “it” factor and predicted big success for the sophomore before this season started.
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Herbstreit’s opinion on Fromm hasn’t changed, as he predicted on the Golic and Wingo Show Wednesday that Georgia would have success against an Alabama defense that recorded back-to-back shutouts over Top 25 opponents for the first time in school history.
The No. 4-ranked Bulldogs (11-1) play the No. 1-ranked Tide (12-0) at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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“I think Georgia will have success moving the ball against Bama, (but) will they score when they get into the red area? (that) will be a big factor in this game,” Herbstreit said. “I still think Alabama, as good as they are on defense, as athletic as they are, if there’s a vulnerability, you can throw the football against them.
“The combination of Fromm throwing to D’Andre Swift, and Swift and Elijah Holyfield running, that’s a very difficult offense to deal with.”
Herbstreit said Swift getting healthy after the bye week — he’d dealt with groin and ankle ailments — was a “big thing” in the Bulldogs’ resurgence after the 36-16 loss at LSU before the bye week.
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“I think his experience in this game a year ago, if I were a Georgia fan would give me great confidence, and they’ve got outstanding wide receivers.”
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