(ATLANTA, GA) It was a hectic and entertaining media day here in Atlanta. With about 1000 media members in attendance for Q&A, both Georgia and Alabama rosters were present for at least about an hour each. With most of the attention going to sensational Bulldog freshman QB Jake Fromm, he seemed very comfortable and ready to play in his home state for the title.
“You know, it’s an awesome experience. One I’m definitely looking forward to. I feel really good about the group of guys I’m going to battle with and you know I hope it goes our way,” Fromm stated when asked about playing against Alabama, whom he chose to de-commit from to stay close to home in Georgia and play for the Bulldogs.
Fromm, who became the starter after Jacob Eason went down, has led this offense to a ranking of 7th nationally in team passing efficiency. Alabama, who sits at 1st in total defense, is preparing themselves well for an explosive offense capable of flirting with many points, as the Bulldogs dropped 55 on Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. One thing for the Crimson Tide to be aware of is that Georgia is far from one dimensional, unlike the Clemson team they defeated in the Sugar Bowl who had trouble passing the ball. The Bulldogs sit 8th nationally in rushing offense and have a two-headed beast to thank. Rushing for over 3000 yards as a team this season, the success did not stop in Pasadena. Georgia rushed for 326 yards against the Sooners Monday with running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb responsible for six total touchdowns combined.
Michel knows this time around it will not be as easy as Alabama also has the top rushing defense, even though they have been suffering injuries throughout their linebacker core all season.
“This will be a hard knuckle physical game,” Michel stated. “It would mean a lot to bring a National Championship to the University of Georgia. Just to see these guys, how hard they worked. This season. The offseason. Just to see it all pay off.”
As for Chubb, this is just another week with hopes of another great game. “It’s been a historic season. The Rose Bowl was fun. We had a good game, but that’s kind of in the past. Just looking forward to having another great game this week.”
With the Championship game just right around the corner, this Georgia offense looks to be prepared for their SEC counterpart. The best thing about it, they will be playing amongst many of their loyal fans. This may create a significant amount of momentum for the Bulldogs to run with if they start the game off correctly.