Matchup Between Freshman and Senior QB in Rose Bowl

GEORGIA HEAD COACH KIRBY SMART WANTS FROMM TO LOOK PAST THE COMPARISION'S

Out in Pasadena, California head coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia bulldogs are getting set for their first ever semifinal game.

The focus for coach Smart has been about emotions leading up to the final hours of the game and how his team is handling them.

One guy whose handled the pressure since week two has been the true freshman Jake Fromm who stepped up in a big way leading his team to a win over Notre Dame at Norte Dame.

Now 16 weeks later he is matched up against a veteran quarterback and the hiesman trophy winner Baker Mayfield.

Coach Smart jokingly said earlier today in an interview that unless they put him at defensive back Mayfield’s not a guy Fromm needs to worry about saying, “Having seen him play throughout the year, play in our conference, playing in the conference championship game I think he will have the confidence to respond the right way. I don’t think that will mean he won’t have jitters you know Baker played in this game two years ago I think and he was a sophomore or junior, I’m not sure what year he was then, but you have to grow through that. You have to use the people around you, but we make sure that he knows hes not in a statistical warfare with Baker Mayfield.”

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