Georgia coach Kirby Smart was complimentary of true freshman QB Jake Fromm during the weekly SEC football teleconference Wednesday morning.
“I think he’s got a little more confidence,” Smart said. “He didn’t play a perfect game, don’t get me wrong. There are things to clean up. But the last 2 days, he’s been a little more crisp.
“I feel like there’s a monkey off his back.”
Fromm was thrown into the fire at Notre Dame after sophomore Jacob Eason went down with an injury in the season opener. Against the Fighting Irish, Fromm was 16-of-29 for 141 yards with a touchdown and a pick. Not bad for his first start. Still, Smart says his expectations haven’t changed.
“I really don’t think the expectation changes,” Smart said. “The expectation is that he’s going to play winning football at the quarterback position … I certainly hope his confidence grows, but the expectation doesn’t change.”
This week, the Bull Dogs face Samford in Athens. Samford currently ranks 102nd in total defense among FCS teams.