ATHENS — Georgia fans may have enjoyed hearing Jake Fromm sing “Rocky Top” following the Bulldogs’ win over Tennessee, but offensive lineman Ben Cleveland indicated he was glad he wasn’t around to hear it.
“Don’t even talk about his singing,” Cleveland said Wednesday night. “It’s the most God-awful, ear-piercing thing. He never stops, he sings no matter where he’s at, it’s pretty bad. Really bad, actually.”
Jake Fromm leaves media availability singing a little jingle:
“Goooood Ole Rocky Top, Woo!” pic.twitter.com/UwH87Cvhwk
— Dylan Webber (@Dylanlwebber) October 6, 2019
Cleveland has been in the middle of some of the most fun-loving trash talk amongst teammates all season, so it wasn’t surprising to hear him have some fun at Fromm’s expense.
Earlier in the season, fellow offensive lineman Andrew Thomas called out Cleveland for carrying a pocket knife
“He has this knife he carries around that he does everything with,” Thomas said. “Picks his teeth, toenails, hunts stuff with. It’s all the same knife.”
Cleveland owned up to it, explaining that sometimes food can get caught in his teeth and he doesn’t always have access to a toothpick.
Cleveland said he added more food to his freezer on Sunday after a quick trip home to Stephens County in northern Georgia.
“We got home form Knoxville about 2 o’clock and I drove home and met my parents about 3:30 on Sunday morning, and I got up and went (hunting),” Cleveland said. Slept about a hour and 10 minutes.”
Cleveland said he shot a small doe, adding “It’s about all it was, but that’s all right, but meat in the freezer.”
The 6-foot-6, 335-pounder from Toccoa indicated the Bulldogs settled in quickly to prep for their noon battle on Saturday against a talented and fast South Carolina defense.
“They are without a doubt fast, and they love to get in there and create havoc, just like we do,” Cleveland said. “I feel like this is the type of defense that we’ve been preparing against all year, so hopefully we’ll go out and have the advantage.”
Cleveland addressed questions about Georgia’s short-yardage offense on Wednesday.
”I don’t really think it’s been a problem not being able to get a yard or two, sometimes the defense just lines it up and plays it in a way that we haven’t prepared for,” Cleveland said.
“I feel like we’re doing most everything right up front, coming off low, getting movement off the ball, but sometimes the defense just tees it up just right.”
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