This season, it has been pretty easy to figure out the game plan for UGA’s opponents:
Make Jake Fromm beat us.
When the UGA quarterback plays well like he did against Tennessee, the Bulldogs appear to be surefire national championship contenders. When Fromm struggles, as he did with four turnovers in the loss to lowly South Carolina, things can get a little scary.
Tony Barnhart, aka “Mr. College Football,” was asked about Auburn’s game plan for Saturday’s showdown by DawgNation Daily’s Brandon Adams:
“To me, the play-calling by Georgia is going to be fascinating because every coach I’ve talked to says the same thing about Georgia: I may get beat by Georgia, but I’m not going to let No. 7 (running back D’Andre Swift) beat me,” said Barnhart, the longtime college football reporter who works with ESPN’s SEC Network and TMGcollegesports.com.
“If No. 11 (Fromm) can beat me throwing the ball, then I’m going to have to live with that. But I’m going to let No. 7 beat me. That’s what I hear time after time when I talk to coaches about Georgia.”
Obviously, just like other teams, Auburn’s defense will stack the line of scrimmage and key on Swift. That’s the bad news; the good news is that Fromm appears to be regaining his confidence after solid performances against Florida and Missouri.
Fromm has the opportunity to reclaim a lot of preseason accolades with a strong outing against Auburn on Saturday.