OT-Justin Fields to Georgia

Submitted by WoodleyIsBeast on October 6th, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Worth nothing that the #1 overall player in this class is heading to Georgia.  Have to think that Eason or Fromm will transfer in the next calendar year.  Glad Fields is not going to PSU, and hope we get to play Georgia in the near future in the playoff......

 

https://247sports.com/Player/Justin-Fields-91048

Comments

Mr. Yost

October 6th, 2017 at 11:51 AM ^

Kirby Smart is the most Saban/Dabo type coach that has left Bama. He's not a top 5 coach in the country, but he's climbing pretty damn quickly and the guys they're getting at UGA are Bama type guys.

Clemson was the same way..."Clemsoning" is what they called it. Dabo kept building, now his defense is routinely filthy, his offense is dangerous and they're the defending national champions.

That said there is ZERO percent chance Fromm transfers. He's having one hell of a year.

Eason on the other hand...come on down! He'd pretty damn good as well. That said, I bet he transfers back home to Washington and plays for Chris Petersen and takes over for Jake Browning after sitting a year.

Ahriman

October 6th, 2017 at 8:39 PM ^

considering the lack of depth/injuries/misses on the recruiting trail, Coaches Harbaugh & Drevno have done an amazing job. With the addition of Coach Frey, it's not if the offense gets figured out, but when.

Trebor

October 6th, 2017 at 11:24 AM ^

Eason is more likely to because Fromm Wally Pipp'd the job away. I can't see Smart choosing to willingly bench Fromm at this point. I'm more surprised that Fields would commit to UGA with a true freshman running the show, since that likely means that, barring injury, Fields is sitting on the bench for at least two years. In all honesty, PSU would have made more sense given that McSorley is gone after this year and he would be in contention to start right off the bat (or sit behind Stevens for only one year).

corundum

October 6th, 2017 at 11:37 AM ^

Georgia is shifting their offense to a more read option attack and really wanted a mobile QB. They will have a package for Fields from day one and expect the QB situation to mirror what Meyer did with Leak and Tebow at Florida. Feilds is an elite prospect and will have a chance to beat out Fromm and/or Eason in year two.

corundum

October 6th, 2017 at 12:20 PM ^

Their OC Jim Chaney was Joe Tiller's OC for nine years at Purdue, so I'm sure he has a grasp on the spread offense.

 

They are running a more pro-style attack because that's what they have the pieces for (which is what all good coaches should do), but if you look at the type of recruits they are bringing in, it's obvious they are moving to a more spread attack.

corundum

October 6th, 2017 at 1:21 PM ^

OCs adapt to what works. Mike Debord spent over 90% of his snaps at Tennessee in the shotgun formation. The point is that even though they are a pro-style offense right now, Georgia is shifting to a spread offense that favors a mobile QB.

FGB

October 6th, 2017 at 8:28 PM ^

I mean, I generally agree with what you're saying, but it's just a conclusory statement to say that because they have Fields they will now use the QB's athleticism. By that logic, it would be the case even if he went to Georgia Tech. You can use examples of OCs who adapted to their personnel, there are as many or more examples (including at this very school) of OCs who either superficially tried and failed to adapt their system, or didn't adapt at all.

FauxMo

October 6th, 2017 at 5:50 PM ^

This was 1G in the anti-drug commercials. The next was the egg frying in the pan, "This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" Then we got all the jokes about the latter, such as, "This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. This is your brain on drugs with a side of bacon, hash browns and toast. Any questions?" :-D

funkywolve

October 6th, 2017 at 11:29 AM ^

Peters and McCaffery were both very highly rated QBs?  QBs aren't like olinemen where you are tying to stock pile 4-5 studs every year.  If you are going out and signing two highly rated guys over the course of 3 years with a couple of more 'project' type QBs mixed in, your QB recruiting is going quite well.

Trebor

October 6th, 2017 at 11:42 AM ^

Because let's see, Daniels is from CA and committed to a school in California, and Fields is from GA and committed to a school in Georgia. For all the talk about "the best kids in Michigan should go to Michigan," a lot of folks sure act like the best kids in other states should also come to Michigan.

Also, Peters was the #6 QB (#64 overall) in the composite in 2016, and McCaffrey was the #9 QB (#123 overall) in 2017. When you're fighting schools like Alabama, Clemson, FSU, OSU, USC, Oklahoma, Stanford, etc. for the same group of guys, that's about what you can expect.