Sound Off: Chip and Seth talk Tennessee, SEC and Jake Fromm vs. Jacob Eason
ATHENS — Thanks for tuning in to the Zaxby’s Sound Off, with beat writers Seth Emerson and Chip Towers offering their thoughts on the Georgia football team. Each week your DawgNation writers offer up some thoughts on the Bulldogs – and this week the Bulldogs visit the struggling Tennessee Volunteers.
Chip and Seth dealt with number of topics, including the hype over UGA heading to Atlanta, this week’s game against Tennessee and the potential battle between Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason.
On the SEC title game: “Let’s not go too crazy, but boy, they looked good the first … They are passing the eye test the first four weeks,” Chip says.
Seth is a bit more cautious. “I thought they would beat Notre Dame and Mississippi State. I thought both games could be fairly convincingly … the Notre Dame game was not, and I thought Georgia would easily beat Samford and App State, so my gut’s been accurate. My gut’s telling me Tennessee (is a) possible trap game.”
On Tennessee: Georgia has suffered quick falls after quick starts in the past – losing to Tennessee in recent years after beating the likes of LSU and Ole Miss.
“Jake Fromm’s not gonna be dead-on every single game. You’re not gonna be able … and especially on the road at a place like Tennessee. You just can’t expect for everything to go as perfectly as it went this past Saturday,” warns Chip.
Seth: “Tennessee still has players. They’re not up to previous years. They lost a lot off of last year’s team. I think they got some big quarterback issues, but they’ve got a really good running back … (Does) Tennessee team still has enough to play for? Do they have something in them? Do they really want to prove something against Georgia?”
And he adds this gem: “Georgia’s an impressive 4-0. Tennessee is not an impressive 3-1.”
On how good is Georgia: Seth sums it up.
“This Georgia team, was more talented than people were giving it credit for, and we’re seeing that on defense, especially in the front seven. We knew they had good running backs. Terry Godwin’s emerging. Jake Fromm is being accurate, but let’s praise the coaching.”
On Jake Fromm vs. Jacob Eason: Chip believes Jim Chaney is capitalizing on the strengths of Fromm. “There’s a lot of argument back and forth about Jacob Eason and whether he plays and how much when he comes back, but I mean, I think it’s pretty clear that the one thing that Jake Fromm is excellent at that I’m not sure that Jacob Eason, when he’s healthy, was excellent at is just the operation of the offense.”
Seth adds: “Yeah, that’s something Aaron Murray told me a couple weeks ago right after Fromm got hurt was he was disappointed because he wanted to see how much Eason had improved in the off season … If they keep winning and Fromm plays the way he did against Mississippi State, boy it’s hard to make a change.”
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