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Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm sustained an injury to his non-throwing hand.

Jake Fromm doesn’t need to be scaring Georgia fans this summer

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Jake Fromm doesn’t need to be scaring Georgia fans this summer

I hope you’ve recovered from choking on your Fourth of July meat of choice.

What other reaction could you have had when word spread Wednesday that Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm sustained a broken hand in a freak boating accident earlier this week at Lake Burton?

Fortunately, it sounds like Fromm avoided a code red situation. DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell reported that Fromm sustained a fracture in his non-throwing hand, but the injury to Fromm’s left hand is being treated like a bone bruise. Fromm is expected to proceed business as usual, and he’ll still do all his voluntary 7-on-7 work with his teammates. DawgNation’s Chip Towers reported that Fromm won’t miss any practice time because of the incident.

Whew.

For your next Fourth of July cookout, pack some Xanax with the ketchup.

Listen, Fromm’s frolic on the lake could have been worse. Thankfully, this seems like a minor concern. But can someone keep him far from the water until the end of the 2018 season?

Perhaps he can take up sewing? Or maybe someone can introduce him to the joys of solitaire? I hear the air conditioning inside movie theaters feels great this time of year.

Between this and that bizarre fishing lure incident from May, Fromm has had as much luck around the water as Florida’s offense against Georgia’s defense last October. Bulldogs fans don’t need more summertime scares.

Bottom line: Georgia needs Fromm to keep healthy. After all, he gives the Dawgs the best chance to defend their SEC title in the coming months. Yes, Justin Fields’ time behind center will come. But it’s hard to argue with what Fromm accomplished last season in throwing for 2,615 yards with 24 touchdowns and 7 interceptions during Georgia’s 13-2 season.

The Bulldogs are bound for big things this fall as long as Fromm stays on the field. Keeping dry would help the cause.

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Lincoln Riley tries to explain himself

I want to revisit Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley’s recent comments about Georgia’s defense.

All Bulldogs fans know how silly it was to suggest that Georgia wouldn’t own a top-5 defense if it played within the Big 12. Riley tried to explain his words by saying his take wasn’t a shot at the Bulldogs defense but rather “a compliment to our league.”

So that makes him wrong twice.

You won’t find much respect for the Big 12 from me. It’s an inferior conference compared to the SEC, and Georgia’s defense would have done just fine if it were dropped within that league. It’s nonsense to suggest otherwise.

Move along, Riley. It’s clear Georgia remains on your mind.

Yahoo Sports gives respect to Georgia

On Wednesday, Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde passed along a cool nugget from his outlet that ranked Georgia as the 13th-best athletic department among all Power 5 schools in success.

Of course, football was mentioned as a reason for the high ranking. Track and field also received some love.

Here’s how Yahoo Sports described Georgia’s upward trajectory:

This was a breakthrough year for the Bulldogs, recording their highest overall finish since 2005. The nascent track power was also helped by the football team’s national runner-up season.

Hat tip to all.

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