Georgia QB Fromm likes learning new tweaks to offense
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's offensive coordinator, top three wide receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher have all departed since the end of the 2018 season.
QB Fields confirms transfer to Ohio State from Georgia
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields confirmed Friday night he is transferring to Ohio State following one season as Georgia's backup.
Fields' much-anticipated announcement gives new Ohio State coach Ryan Day a sublimely talented dual-threat passer to run his offense if Dwayne Haskins Jr. makes an expected jump to the NFL.
Georgia offense bracing for biggest test from Crimson Tide
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's offense is peaking just in time for its ultimate stress test against Alabama.
The No. 4 Bulldogs (11-1, No. 4 CFP) scored a combined 111 points in their final two regular-season wins over UMass and Georgia Tech. Georgia stacked an impressive string of eight consecutive quarters without a punt over its final three games.
Georgia routs Ga Tech 45-21, Alabama up next for SEC title
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Bring on Alabama.
Jake Fromm threw a career-best four touchdown passes, D'Andre Swift ran for 105 yards and No. 5 Georgia romped into the Southeastern Conference championship game with a 45-21 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (11-1, No. 5 CFP) couldn't afford a slip-up, not with a rematch against the top-ranked Crimson Tide looming next week in Atlanta.
Fromm throws 3 TDs, No. 7 Georgia beats No. 9 Florida 36-17
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jeremiah Holloman, Terry Godwin and Mecole Hardman were among the first wave of Georgia players to jump into the stands.
They screamed, danced and posed for pictures, frolicking in the aftermath of a second straight victory against rival Florida in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."
Their Jacksonville leap was a huge turnaround after their Baton Rouge flop.
Fromm, Georgia offense struggle in loss to No. 13 LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm arrived at Death Valley completing passes at a record-setting pace.
After a 36-16 loss Saturday at No. 13 LSU, the No. 8 Bulldogs' quarterback will be looking for a way to get back to those accurate ways.
No. 2 Georgia faces toughest test yet at No. 13 LSU
No. 2 Georgia (6-0, 4-0 SEC) at No. 13 LSU (5-1, 2-1), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Georgia by 7½.
Series record: LSU leads 16-13-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Georgia needs to win to remain in pole position to win the SEC East and build its case for a College Football Playoff berth. LSU wants to bounce back from an upset loss at Florida and maintain control of its own fate as it tries to challenge No. 1 Alabama for supremacy in the SEC West.
Fromm throws 3 TD passes, No. 2 Georgia drops Vandy 41-13
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — For the first time this season, Georgia found itself trailing in a game.
It wasn't much of a crisis. The deficit lasted only 15 seconds.
Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes, including a 75-yarder to Terry Godwin, and No. 2 Georgia beat Vanderbilt 41-13 on Saturday night to gain momentum for a crucial stretch of four Southeastern Conference games.
QB Fields sees bigger role as No. 2 Georgia seeks ‘identity’
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Five games into the season, No. 2 Georgia is averaging more than 40 points per game — and is still looking to find its stride offensively.
"I think right now we're still trying to find our identity on the offensive side of the ball," left tackle Andrew Thomas said Monday.
QB Fields runs for 2 TDs, No. 2 Georgia tops Vols, 38-12
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — There wasn't much offensive flair in what Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm described as a "ground and pound" game against Tennessee.
There was, however, a new mix at quarterback and that may have been the most notable action in No. 2 Georgia's 38-12 victory over the Vols on Saturday.
No. 2 Georgia hoping for improved run defense against Vols
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jake Fromm wants to see No. 2 Georgia's offense regain its momentum when the Bulldogs finally play their first home Southeastern Conference game against Tennessee on Saturday.
Coach Kirby Smart also has a request for the Bulldogs: A return to shut-down run defense.
No. 2 Georgia looks to stay unbeaten as it hosts Tennessee
Tennessee (2-2, 0-1 SEC) at No. 2 Georgia (4-0, 2-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Georgia by 31½
Series record: Tennessee leads 23-22-2
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Georgia is trying to remain unbeaten and maintain at least a share of the SEC East lead as it chases its second straight College Football Playoff appearance. Tennessee is trying to win an SEC game for the first time since November 2016 as it attempts to avoid an 11th consecutive loss to a Power Five opponent.
Fromm leads No. 3 Georgia past Middle Tennessee 49-7
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart believes his Georgia players won't be lulled into complacency by three blowout wins.
The Bulldogs won their coach's trust with their hard work preparing for Middle Tennessee.
Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes and Elijah Holyfield ran for 100 yards, each playing only the first half, as No. 3 Georgia overwhelmed Middle Tennessee 49-7 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs were impressive in their final preparation for a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games.
No. 3 Georgia’s talent has Blue Raiders seeking perfection
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill is placing an impossibly high demand on the Blue Raiders in Saturday's game at No. 3 Georgia.
Stockstill said that's what it will take for the Blue Raiders to have a chance against a deep Georgia team off to another strong start.
No. 3 Georgia turns road test into rout of No. 24 Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm knew the third-ranked Bulldogs were built to last after their run to last season's national title game. He believes the rest of the country found that out Saturday.
Fromm threw for 194 yards and a touchdown, all three of Georgia's latest running combo scored touchdowns and the Bulldogs turned an expected Southeastern Conference showdown into a 41-17 rout over No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday.
‘No plan’ on how No. 3 Georgia will use QBs vs. SCarolina
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jake Fromm is Georgia's starting quarterback.
That's not up for debate.
Not yet, anyway.
The real question at the moment: How much playing time, if any, does that leave for touted freshman Justin Fields?
It looks like that will be a week-to-week discussion.
No. 3 Georgia plays at No. 24 South Carolina in early test
No. 3 Georgia (1-0, 0-0 SEC) at No. 24 South Carolina (1-0, 0-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
- Rome News-TribuneThe review: Looking back on Justin Fields' 57-yard touchdown pass to Mecole HardmanNovember 18, 2018
- Rome News-TribuneD'Andre Swift breaks single-game rushing record for third straight weekNovember 11, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchNo. 13 LSU rolls No. 2 Georgia 36-16October 15, 2018
- Rome News-TribuneJake Fromm dazzles in leading Georgia’s offensive outburst against VanderbiltOctober 7, 2018
Robertson adds speed to No. 3 Georgia’s deep group at WR
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Demetris Robertson "ran out of gas" when he scored on a 72-yard run the first time he touched the ball in his Georgia debut.
That was the report from Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
Smart's claim couldn't be confirmed by Austin Peay. No defender was close enough to Robertson to offer an expert opinion.
Fromm throws 2 TD passes as No. 3 Georgia routs Austin Peay
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A lopsided victory over FCS opponent Austin Peay wasn't enough to convince Georgia coach Kirby Smart his team is ready to defend its Southeastern Conference championship.
Next week's visit to SEC rival South Carolina will teach Smart much more about his Bulldogs.
Jake Fromm threw two scoring passes while sharing time with freshman Justin Fields and No. 3 Georgia showed off some new firepower in rolling past Austin Peay 45-0 on Saturday.
No. 3 Georgia’s opener could reveal plan for freshman Fields
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's opening game against Austin Peay could reveal much about coach Kirby Smart's plan for freshman quarterback Justin Fields.
Fromm appears set at quarterback for No. 3 Georgia’s opener
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The last remaining strand of drama in the Georgia quarterback competition may have disappeared when Jake Fromm was asked about possible starters at tailback.
Fromm, No. 3 Georgia's returning starter, had complimentary comments about D'Andre Swift, Elijah Holyfield and other running backs on Monday before adding "I'm really excited to see who will be standing next to me when we go out for the first drive."
Fromm’s debut season as Georgia’s QB may be tough to top
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jake Fromm was only 10 years old when he talked his grandfather into taking him to a store in Macon that featured Georgia Bulldogs merchandise.
It was there that the young Fromm spotted a Herschel Walker helmet. The sticker shock hit Bill Haskins but didn't deter his young grandson. Fromm, already a big Georgia fan, was determined to own the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner's helmet.
QB Fromm looks to keep job, lead Dogs to another title run
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart has recruited himself into yet another quarterback competition at Georgia.
For the third straight year, a highly regarded freshman is pushing the returning starter. Justin Fields, equipped to disrupt defenses as a runner and passer, was the big name of Smart's top-rated 2018 recruiting class .
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has a broken bone in his left hand but isn't expected to miss any summer workouts.
School athletics spokesman Leland Barrow said Thursday that Fromm has a "small fracture" in his non-throwing hand, though he is already throwing the football.
Barrow didn't have details on how Fromm was injured, while coach Kirby Smart told ESPN on Wednesday that the injury happened earlier this week.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A crowd of more than 82,000 cheered when Justin Fields jogged onto the field for the first time at Sanford Stadium at Georgia's G-Day spring game on Saturday.
There were more reasons in the scrimmage to cheer for the freshman dual-threat quarterback who was the biggest name in Georgia's top-ranked signing class .
The Georgia football team had high hopes for the 2017 season. Those hopes were nearly crushed before the team could finish one half of football.
On the third drive of the Bulldogs’ opening game, sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason went down with a knee injury. A late hit out-of-bounds by an Appalachian State University defender caused Eason to leave the game and miss the team’s next three games.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jake Fromm knows Georgia coach Kirby Smart isn't afraid to play a freshman quarterback.
Last spring, Fromm was the new kid on campus. He used a strong first impression in spring practice as momentum to win the starting job and lead the Bulldogs to the Southeastern Conference championship and the national championship game.
Practice Report: Georgia football kicks off second week of spring practice
The Georgia football team held its second open practice of the spring on Tuesday. Members of the media were allowed a viewing period of 11 minutes. Here are a few observations from The Red & Black.
QB Jacob Eason leaving Georgia after losing job to Fromm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Quarterback Jacob Eason said Friday he is leaving Georgia, an expected decision after he lost his starting job to freshman Jake Fromm.
Eason made the announcement on his Twitter account.
"Thank you UGA for an incredible two years," he wrote. "The memories and relationships I have made will truly last a lifetime. I will miss suiting up in red and black, but Athens will always be a place I can call home."
Congratulations to 2017 national champion Alabama. While the Crimson Tide celebrates, it’s on to 2018 for the rest of college football. Here are some of the numerous story lines to follow next season:
This is as much a story of the offseason as the season, but no doubt the ramifications will be felt all the way through 2018.
Fromm is key to Georgia’s hopes of contending again in 2018
ATLANTA (AP) — Jake Fromm won over his coach yet again even after he couldn't win Georgia's biggest game in almost four decades.
According to a report from the Seattle Times, Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason is expected to transfer to Washington now that Georgia’s 2017 season has concluded.
Eason, who started 12 games for the Bulldogs in 2016 and entered the 2017 season as the starter, is a former five-star recruit from the town of Lake Stevens, Washington.
Base on NCAA rules, Eason would have to sit out one year at Washington, giving him two years of college eligibility left in the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
How did ESPN do with its Alabama-Georgia coverage?
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Alabama Crimson Tide edged the Georgia Bulldogs, 26-23, in overtime to claim the national championship Monday night. Fans had multiple ESPN platforms to follow the game and its evolving storyline of freshman quarterbacks leading their teams.
On to 2018: College football story lines for next season
Congratulations to 2017 national champion Alabama. While the Crimson Tide celebrates, it's on to 2018 for the rest of college football. Here are some of the numerous story lines to follow next season:
This is as much a story of the offseason as the season, but no doubt the ramifications will be felt all the way through 2018.
STAFF PICKS: The Red & Black football writers predict who will win the national championship
On Monday evening, Georgia and Alabama will battle for the top spot in college football in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. Our football writers chime in on who will win and what will make the difference in the game.
No experience required: Freshman QBs make immediate impact
ATLANTA (AP) — No experience required.
Jalen Hurts came within a single second of leading Alabama to a national championship in his freshman season. Now, Jake Fromm is on the cusp of a title in his first year at Georgia.
Legendary professional wrestler Ric Flair has revealed that he is rooting for the University of Georgia in the College Football Championship Game.
In a YouTube video, the iconic "Nature Boy" informed his followers that he expects the Georgia Bulldogs to "whoop" the Alabama Crimson Tide when the two SEC teams meet on the gridiron in Atlanta on Monday.
Flair, who is buddies with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, said granted a pass to root for UGA for the college football final.
OU at the Rose Bowl: An intriguing quarterback matchup between Heisman Trophy winner and true freshman
LOS ANGELES – For all of the storylines surrounding Monday’s game between Oklahoma and Georgia, the Rose Bowl likely will be decided by one key matchup.
Oklahoma has Baker Mayfield, a Heisman Trophy winner with 39 games of experience. Georgia has Jake Fromm, a true freshman who has commanded the Bulldogs to Monday’s College Football Playoff semifinal contest.
After losing job, Eason supports Fromm for Dogs in Rose Bowl
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jacob Eason spends part of almost every day with Jake Fromm, the kid who took his job.
Plenty of nights, too. The two Georgia quarterbacks are road roommates, including this week at the Rose Bowl, and Eason has been known to snore.
"I've woken up to a pillow in my face a couple of times," Eason said.
Everybody around the Bulldogs realizes that Eason's relationship with Fromm could be unbearably awkward.
Fabulous freshman Fromm leads Georgia with poise of veteran
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Fromm settled in behind the microphone, scruffy faced, hair nicely coiffed, looking entirely comfortable in this unfamiliar setting — as usual.
NORMAN — Sunday afternoon, not even an hour after the Oklahoma Sooners were announced as the No. 2 team in the country and slated for a Rose Bowl matchup against No. 3 Georgia, we were again talking about the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
That game, of course, was when the Sooners lit up Alabama in a 45-31 victory. And that’s also where many of the parallels we’ll likely keep talking about for the next few weeks begin.
ATLANTA — Auburn fell short at the finish line. In 60 minutes, the Tigers, ranked No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings went from becoming the first two-loss team to make the playoff to losing to the same team it beat last month by 23 points.
The No. 6 Bulldogs (12-1) got sweet Georgia revenge, 28-7, in the SEC title game Saturday and likely punched their ticket to the playoff.
No. 6 Georgia makes playoff bid, routs No. 4 Auburn 28-7
ATLANTA (AP) — Kirby Smart took the customary drenching with an ear-to-ear smile. He bounced up and down on the sideline with as much exuberance as his players. And when the coach waved his visor to the red-and-black faithful, he knew better than anyone how much this meant after a long, long wait.
No. 7 Georgia protects playoff hopes, crushes Georgia Tech
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia took care of its state bragging rights so it could shift its focus to bigger championships.
Sony Michel ran for 85 yards and a touchdown, Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes and No. 7 Georgia protected its playoff hopes with a dominant 38-7 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.
"It was important to us," Michel said. "It was important to Dawg Nation. By us playing so well today, it means a lot."
No. 2 Georgia faces big test against No. 10 Auburn
No. 2 Georgia (9-0, 6-0 SEC, CFP No. 1) at No. 10 Auburn (7-2, 5-1, CFP No. 10), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
SEC powers piling up wins, if not Heisman-worthy stats
The Southeastern Conference doesn't have any football players putting up video game-style numbers.
There's Jalen Hurts and Jake Fromm but no Baker Mayfield. Nick Chubb, Damien Harris and Kerryon Johnson, but no Bryce Love. And if that keeps up there probably won't be much Heisman Trophy love either.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia are loaded with talented players, but the teams divvy carries with multiple tailbacks and don't put up huge passing numbers.
Fromm trying to become 2nd true freshman QB to win it all
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jake Fromm hardly looks like a guy less than a year removed from high school.
Poised and confident, he was thrust into a starting role in his very first game at Georgia. Fromm quickly gained the respect of his teammates, guided the Bulldogs to one win after another, and now he's got them positioned to make a run at the biggest prize of all.
Jamelle Holieway can relate.
He remains the only true freshman quarterback to lead his team to a national title in the modern era.
Fromm gives No. 2 Georgia’s run-first offense better balance
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Defensive coordinators preparing to face No. 2 Georgia have something else to worry about.
When loading the box to stop the Bulldogs' deep and productive corps of tailbacks, defenses must respect freshman quarterback Jake Fromm as a threat for more than handoffs.