ATHENS — Georgia sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm has no intention of leaving the program he has help build the past two seasons.
The Bulldogs have been in the spotlight with the possible transfer of backup quarterback Justin Fields making national headlines, and a handful of juniors considering leaving early with hopes of an NFL careers.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart acknowledged that December was anything but business as usual for the Bulldogs leading up to the Sugar Bowl.
“The last I guess 30 days, 31 days, whatever it’s been since our last game, have been wild and crazy,” Smart said last Sunday, “because there’s been a lot of action, in all of college football but especially with the University of Georgia.”
Fromm won’t be a part of the attrition, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
Fromm, 25-5 as a starter the past two seasons, is committed to staying regardless of what other personnel are coming or going.
Fromm said as much himself in the aftermath of Georgia’s 28-21 Sugar Bowl loss to Texas on Tuesday night.
“Myself, a couple other of these leaders, we’re going to step up,” Fromm said, “and we’re going to have a great off-season, come back better than ever. And I’m fired up for it and can’t wait for it.”
Fromm was hit an SEC-low 67 times through the regular season — the fewest of any starting quarterback in the SEC, according to ESPN.
Former NFL coach Bruce Arians echoed Smart’s sentiments even before the season about the leadership Fromm wields in the locker room.
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There was no reason to believe that changed in 2018, with Fromm named one of the four game captains for the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night.
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