WATCH Jake Fromm: What Georgia fans should – and shouldn’t – expect from offense
ATHENS — Georgia football fans hoping for drastic changes to the Bulldogs’ offensive personality will likely be disappointed, based on Jake Fromm’s comments on Wednesday night.
Fromm, 30-6 as Georgia’s quarterback since taking over for Jacob Eason in the first quarter of the 2017 opener, said the Bulldogs plan to stay true to their offensive identity coming out of the bye week.
“We know what we do, we’re going to play physical, we’re going to be disciplined, we’re going to make plays, we want to be explosive,” Fromm said Wednesday at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall.
“If you’re looking for a 180 (-degree) change, that’s not going to be us. We’re not going to 180 change, we’re just going to do what we do, we’re going to do it better, and we’re going to be more effective doing it.”
The No. 8-ranked Bulldogs (6-1, 3-1 SEC) play No. 6-ranked Florida (7-1, 4-1) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville (TV: CBS).
Fromm and his Georgia teammates have not shied away from the magnitude of the showdown, referring to it as a playoff game that will likely determine the SEC East Division representative in the SEC Championship Game.
“We know where we’re at, and we control our own destiny,” Fromm said. “Going into November, that’s where we want to be.
“We want to play every single football game and win every single football game, so, if we do that we’re where we want to be at the end of the season.”
Indeed, the Bulldogs have set a high standard under coach Kirby Smart the past two seasons, playing in the national title game in 2017 and narrowly missing the College Football Playoffs last year.
Fromm acknowledged Georgia held a players’ meeting following the shocking 20-17 upset loss in overtime to South Carolina on Oct. 12.
“There were some leadership guys behind closed doors that said some things,” Fromm said. “There’s no reason to name any names, or say what was said, that’s between us and this team.
“It was good for us, and I think guys responded. We’re where we’re at, and we’re excited about where we’re at.”
And the offense — which under Kirby Smart has been balanced with an emphasis on establishing the run — does not seem on the brink of great changes.
“I don’t know exactly what you kind of want it to look like, or not want it to look like,” Fromm said.
“I think we’ve had a really good two or three weeks of practice since the South Carolina game and there’s been a lot of opportunities for us to look at ourselves, get better,” he said. “But I think we’re ready …. We’re ready to go out and show what we’ve been working on. It’s a great time to go do it.”
How Georgia offense compares
21. Georgia 471.3
52. Florida 419.6
T-24. Georgia 36.0
45. Florida 32.5
16. Georgia 236.9
90. Florida 142.4
19. Florida 157.79
27. Georgia 154.07
Third Down Conversion Rate
30. Florida .443
38. Georgia .430
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