ATHENS — Georgia football was back in national headlines when much-hyped freshman quarterback Justin Fields informed his coaches he was exploring a transfer.
Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart opened up the quarterback competition for the highly-coveted Fields upon his arrival last January, even though incumbent Jake Fromm had led Georgia to the SEC Championship along with a Rose Bowl win and national title game appearance.
Fromm held the starting job and led the No. 5-ranked Bulldogs to an 11-2 record and upcoming appearance in the Sugar Bowl against No. 15 Texas (9-4) on Jan. 1 in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Dome.
Fields played in 12 of the 13 games, his talent obvious, but his execution in the pass game spotty.
Beat writers Mike Griffith and Chip Towers discuss the Fields’ situation and potential ramifications should he decide to transfer.
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