WATCH Georgia QB Jake Fromm: ‘Crush it and flush it,’ on to Notre Dame
ATHENS — Jake Fromm will head into the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall football building on Sunday like he would for the start of any other game week.
But Fromm, whose Georgia football legacy began in earnest with a 20-19 win at Notre Dame in 2017, is fully aware this won’t be like any other week in his collegiate career.
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) play No. 7-ranked Notre Dame (2-0) at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Sanford Stadium. ESPN Game Day will be in Athens for the first time in almost six years, and CBS television audience will tune in.
Fromm, once the hero of a Little League World Series team, is taking it all in stride.
“You come into work (Sunday), you watch the film on this (Arkansas State) game, and you crush it and flush it,” Fromm said, asked how he’d begin his week of prepping for the Irish.
“You turn on their tape, see who they played this week, and watch their last two games from earlier this year, and really just kind of dive in.”
It’s the first time since 1966 that a Top 10 Georgia team has faced a Top 10 ranked non-conference opponent in Sanford Stadium, back when a No. 7 Bulldogs team beat a No. 5 Georgia Tech team 23-14.
Fromm said his focus will be on the game, not the environment.
“You really don’t worry about the atmosphere, what it’s going to be like,” Fromm said. “You know it’s going to be one of the biggest games ever, but you just don’t think about it that way, just come in and go to work.”
Fromm started this season with a UGA receiving corps missing its top five pass catchers from a season ago.
To boot, two of the starting receivers from this season’s opener finished Saturday’s 55-0 win over Arkansas State on the sidelined, injured.
Still, Fromm made it clear he’s confident the Bulldogs are ready for the Notre Dame showdown.
“We believe we’re one of the best teams in the country, and we have to come out and play like it every single week,” Fromm said. “Let’s go, we’re ready for the trek ahead, we know it’s going to be a big football game every single week from here on out, and we’re ready for that.”
Georgia coach Kirby Smart said much of the same, taking an even-keeled approach that has carried over to his quarterback, and likely his football team.
Georgia QB Jake Fromm