What’s it going to take to get to the 2018-2019 College Football Playoff? Here are the five things Georgia has to do to get into the fun.
Path To The College Football Playoff: Georgia
What has to happen for Georgia to get into the College Football Playoff again? Along with the obvious – just win everything, and get in – here are five key steps for the Dawgs to get back into the tournament.
5. Decide On A Quarterback
And everyone has to be cool with it once the choice is made.
Jake Fromm is only going to be 20-years-old when the season starts, and he’s only going to be a true sophomore. But now he’s the seasoned veteran after winning an SEC title, beating Baker Mayfield in an epic Rose Bowl, and coming within a defensive stop of being a national championship legend.
For a team that lost so many key parts from last year’s epic squad, Fromm seems like the one who can maintain a cool, steady hand to keep the fun going.
From Roquan Smith, to Sony Michel, to Nick Chubb, to Isaiah Wynn and Lorenzo Carter, there are some huge losses, even for Georgia. But Fromm proved he could handle the work as the main man, and now he has to be the one who makes everyone around him better.
Last year, one-time super-recruit Jacob Eason was supposed to be the star of the show. There was no way the coaching staff was going to hand over the reigns to a true freshman … until Eason got hurt and Fromm pulled a Tom-Brady-Drew-Bledsoe, taking over the gig and never letting it go.
Fromm is very, very good, and Justin Fields might be better.
It takes a special kind of talent to decide to come to a program with a talent like Eason under center, and it takes another level of chutzpah to come in when the true sophomore incumbent quarterback almost won it all.
Fields has the dream skill set of size, athleticism and upside to be an even bigger upgrade at quarterback, but Fromm is still the almost certain starter when the Dawgs run out of the tunnel to face Austin Peay on September 1st.
There can’t be a quarterback controversy, and there can’t be any drama. If Fromm has a bad series or game, the Fields Watch will be on – or vice versa if Fields wins the gig.
If this is Fromm’s team, it’s Fromm’s team. If Fields is the man, it’s his plane to fly.
Either way, it all has to be fine, especially for Week Two …