ATHENS — Georgia football quarterback Jake Fromm admits the Bulldogs are disappointed not to be in the CFB Playoff, but he believes his team will be plenty motivated.
“I think a lot of guys on the team still have a lot to prove,” Fromm said Monday. “A lot of seniors want to improve their draft stock, and a lot of the young guys want to compete for starting jobs next year.”
The No. 5-ranked Bulldogs (11-2) play No. 15 Texas (9-4) at 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
“There’s plenty of motivation for guys out there,” Fromm said. “A lot of it is, let’s come in and finish this thing out for the seniors, and we’re playing a great opponent.”
Fromm, 23-4 as Georgia’s starting quarterback, said he’s grateful to be where he’s at as bittersweet as things stand.
“It’s tough, you ask everybody on the team is this where we wanted to end up — no, it’s not,” Fromm said. “But this is the hand we were dealt, so we’re going to come in and compete and try to get as good as we can for the next year and try to win this last football game.
“The Sugar Bowl is a very big bowl, some people forget that, but we’re thankful to be here. I know I’m going to go out and compete and play my best.”
Fromm is coming off one of the most impressive performances of his career against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.
Fromm was 25-of-39 passing for 301 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the 35-28 loss.
I’ve moved on from it, there’s nothing more I can do,” Fromm said. “I can’t go back and change anything, I think I gave it my best shot.”
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