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WATCH: Georgia QB Jake Fromm stays cool in face of media rush

WATCH: Georgia QB Jake Fromm stays cool in face of media rush

WATCH: Georgia QB Jake Fromm stays cool in face of media rush

WATCH: Georgia QB Jake Fromm stays cool in face of media rush

HOOVER, Ala. Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm handled his SEC Media Days appearance similar to how he operates in the pocket on Saturdays.

Calm, cool and collected, Fromm provided quick, efficient answers to a barrage of questions without stumbling.

UGA coach Kirby Smart has come to expect as much from Fromm, on and off the field.

" He leads the right way, does everything you ask him to do, enjoys the game of football," Smart said Tuesday at the podium in the Wynfrey Hotel. "When you go out to practice every day, this guy's got a smile on his face, he's competing, he's challenging people.

"He challenges me day in and day out. I know defensively we try to stop him, and he does a tremendous job."

Fromm has done such a good job that his name has come up among the favorites for the Heisman Trophy.

RELATED: Fromm, Swift and Fields among Heisman favorites

Fromm, however, showed no interest when asked about his potential to win the coveted award.

"For me it's about staying focused, how can I make this team be the best team it can be, and how can I win a football game" Fromm said. "That's what I'm focused on, being the best teammate I can be.

"So I'm not really worried about that. I'm trying to take my team to win every single week and go into camp and get ready for Vanderbilt."

The Bulldogs open the season on Aug. 31 in Nashville against the Commodores.

Smart said Fromm's work ethic and enthusiasm has been infectious, which is one of the characteristics of a great leader.

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  • There is no technical definition of a tiny house, but the working understanding is a home that is 400 square feet or smaller. So what is a “Kinda Tiny” home? Well, it’s a little bit bigger, but not much. The home design that won Athens’ first “Kinda Tiny” housing competition was 794 square feet and designed by UGA student Jacqueline Menke, who is currently finishing up a Master of Landscape Architecture at the College of Environment and Design. The contest was the brainchild of Athens Area Habitat for Humanity and Georgia’s U.S. Green Building Council, and the home designed by Menke is currently under construction in Athens. The family selected by Habitat will move into the house this spring. The average size of a home in the United States has doubled since the 1960s to 2,600 square feet, but there is a movement underway to embrace smaller, more energy efficient homes. Menke’s house will be an example of a greener home, but it’s also meant to start a conversation in Athens about zoning codes, said Spencer Frye, executive director of Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. “You aren’t allowed to build an actual tiny home in Clarke County,” said Frye. “The minimum size for a single-family home is 600 square feet. These size restrictions were put in place in reaction to integration. I don’t like the idea of our community still adhering to these codes.” That’s how the idea to provide a real-life example of the building-code restrictions in Athens came to life. Frye and David Hyde from TimberBilt, an Athens-based sustainable construction company, devised the “Kinda Tiny” home competition, thinking it could act as a test run for green building standards and show the county what could be done with a small home. “We wanted to begin a discussion,” said Frye. “If we want to have a real dialogue around home size in Athens-Clarke County, I want us to work from zero and move up and not keep these antiquated codes on the books.” The winning design Menke entered the “Kinda Tiny” house contest as part of a class project in UGA professor Alfie Vick’s green building class. Because her major is landscape architecture, she had to do a lot of research in order to complete a home design, but she won, in part, because of how seamlessly her plan worked with the site’s landscape. “One of things that made her design stand out, after talking to some of the judges, is the fact that her building really specifically relates to the site. She took into account the topography, and I think it was her landscape architecture background that gave her the insight to how the building and the site would interact together,” said Vick.   Menke said she drove through the neighborhood and past the lot several times and got inspired by the surrounding homes as well as the lot where the home would eventually be built. She noticed all of the other homes were elevated and had ramps. She made hers accessible as well by using a zero entry, which means no steps or other hindrances to entrance. “I also thought of the sun’s path and provided afternoon shade with the roof slope, which plays into LEED standards. And I addressed the issue of the slope and runoff with my landscape plan,” Menke said. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Menke said LEED standards helped guide her design from the beginning. Menke’s design had the sustainability features that the Green Building Council wanted, and the practicality desired by Habitat. “Our homes are built by volunteers so they can’t be technically challenging,” said Frye. Vick said, “Jacqueline’s house was practical, cost effective, buildable and also a really good design.” The judges awarded two first place awards, one to Menke and one to a team of professional architects from Atlanta. The homeowners, who had already been selected by Habitat, got to choose the winner, and they picked Menke’s design. Frye is hopeful that this conversation starter could lead to more small homes being built in Athens. “Land cost is a major part of the issue here. If we can reduce the lot size and the size of the home, everything will be more affordable,” said Frye. “We’ve already had some great conversations with the mayor and commission about land use and building codes. This home has allowed us to explore both housing size issues and sustainability issues.”

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  • Former Georgia players Eli Wolf, Charlie Woerner and Brian Herrien represented the 'G' one final time in their respective all-star games. Wolf, who transferred to UGA from Tennessee, started in the East-West Shrine Gameand impressed NFL scouts with three catches for 49 yards RELATED: Eli Wolf shows skills Washington Redskins could use 'This past year has been a wonderful ending to a five-year collegiate career,' Wolf told DawgNation on Sunday. 'I'll continue to work extremely hard to see where the next opportunity takes me, but I certainly will not forget the journey that got me here.' Bulldogs receiver Lawrence Cager, like Wolf a graduate transfer, had also earned an invite to St. Petersburg for the East-West Shrine Game. Cager, however, was unable to play, still recovering from the season-ending ankle surgery he underwent in November. Woerner and Herrien, meanwhile, played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., in the Rose Bowl. Woerner led his team with three catches for 50 yards, while Herrien had 13 carries for 44 yards including a 9-yard TD run. X Brian Herrien ( @GeorgiaFootball) would not be denied The National team extend their lead! : @NFLPABowl on NFL Network pic.twitter.com/UcmP12RSwf NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 19, 2020 Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship is the only Georgia player who will represent the Bulldogs at the Senior Bowl is this week in Mobile, Ala., where every NFL staff outside of those in the Super Bowl are in attendance. It is 19 degrees in New Haven but @WalterCampFF All-America placekicker @RodTheKicker3 from @GeorgiaFootball got his workout in this morning at @newhavenAD Bowen Field. #WCGameChanger pic.twitter.com/RWAoPA9wSL Walter Camp Football (@WalterCampFF) January 17, 2020 The all-star games are an important part of the NFL draft process. They give scouts and coaches an opportunity to get a first-hand look at the players in an NFL environment with NFL coaching. Many of the top players are scouted throughout the year, with scouts dropping in on team practices from time to time. Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was a coach in the NFLPA game. ' The biggest thing is to give these guys opportunities for these players to show their ability on the practice field,' Lewis said per a FullPressCoverage.com story. 'As well as learn the plan and be able to come out here and execute it like they did today.' The players will continue training with hopes of earning an invite to the 2020 NFL Combine, which takes place in Indianapolis from Feb. 23-March 2. Georgia has several players who figure to be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. Offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, tailback D'Andre Swift and quarterback Jake Fromm have all been talked about as first-round picks. Offensive line underclassmen Solomon Kindley and Isaiah Wilson are also on the NFL draft radar, as are outgoing defensive starters J.R. Reed, Tyler Clark, David Marshall and Tae Crowder. Georgia will also hold a 'Pro Day' workout later in March, typically right before the start of spring drills in the middle-to-latter stages of the month. Georgia football 2020 NFL Draft ESPN analyst Todd McShay projects Jake Fromm as first-round talent D'Andre Swift makes NFL announcement, final UGA cut WATCH: Herschel Walker shares his take on Jake Fromm and UGA future The Decision: Jake Fromm considers putting faith in Georgia The post Georgia football players Eli Wolf, Charlie Woerner and Brian Herrien shine in all-star games appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Kirby Smart's hiring of new offensive coordinator Todd Monken this week has sparked Dawgs fans' dreams of a more wide-open, explosive attack especially coming on the heels of dual-threat quarterback Jamie Newman enrolling at UGA. Add in the stellar Sugar Bowl showings of George Pickens and Zamir 'Zeus' White, and the loss of all those offensive starters doesn't look quite as catastrophic. The move to bring in Monken, who is widely expected to call the plays and coach the quarterbacks (though Smart hasn't yet confirmed those specifics) eased the fears of the contingent of Bulldog Nation that thought the Georgia head coach was too stodgy in his offensive outlook to move away from the run-first philosophy that someone dubbed 'man-ball.' As one friend put it this week, 'It's good that Kirby is willing to shake things up. This sounds like much more than just a tweak.' Obviously, Smart wasn't happy with how the offense fared this past season: finishing 49 th in the nation in points scored and outside the College Football Playoff while the four teams that made the pigskin version of the Big Dance all ranked in the Top 10 in scoring. It's a good sign that Smart didn't waste much time. He apparently concluded that he didn't have the right guy calling the signals in first-year solo coordinator James Coley, who nevertheless will stay with the team as assistant head coach (and, hopefully, ace offensive recruiter). Some fans and college football observers had speculated during this past season that Coley's play-calling was being restrained by Smart's conservative (a kinder word than 'outdated') offensive philosophy and preference for wearing down opponents with a punishing running game. But, the hiring of Monken in the wake of signing a dual-threat graduate-transfer quarterback would seem to belie that notion. Either that, or Smart's desire to win has brought about a change of heart. Whatever the reason, it's a welcome development. Of course, as the UGA head coach pointed out after the loss to LSU in the SEC Championship Game, Georgia already had many of the same plays in its playbook as the unstoppable Tigers, but the Dawgs didn't have the same level of players to run them, after losing most of their receiving talent from the previous year and suffering a couple of key injuries. Looking ahead, it's true that, with Georgia having to replace most of its starting offensive line, top two running backs, top two tight ends and two of its best remaining receivers, Monken is pretty much looking at a complete rebuild. However, the recent recruiting classes mean there's a lot of young talent ready to be the 'next man up,' and bowl sensation Pickens looks primed to become a major offensive weapon assuming he matures and learns to keep his emotions in check. As for White, at this point I wouldn't rank him with the likes of Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb or Sony Michel, but he seemed to be gaining strength as a running threat as the season progressed. And, if you're one of those run-the-damn-ball fans who worries about the hiring an offensive coordinator whose past offenses hewed more toward the Air Raid side of the game than running it down the throat, keep in mind that running backs can flourish in a wide-open passing attack. Just look at LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who ranked No. 2 among SEC rushers last season (Georgia's D'andre Swift was No. 5), despite the Tigers' throw-first mentality and LSU's Joe Burrow topping the conference passing stats. Last season, the Georgia offense generally was lackluster (with the Florida game being a notable exception). The UGA coaching staff's lack of confidence in its young receiving talent, which apparently precluded opening up that playbook Smart referenced, too often resulted in the Dawgs' big offensive line bunched up in a tight formation resembling a rugby scrum, as the running backs tried mostly in vain to find an opening against defenses that had loaded 8 men in the box because they didn't respect UGA's passing game. In that regard, the outlook for 2020 is uncertain, but ultimately positive. When Smart did allow himself to criticize the Dawgs' offense this past season, he mostly lamented Georgia's inability to get the ball to playmakers out in space and the team's lack of 'explosive' plays. Monken appears to be just what Georgia needs, in that he's known for a much more aggressive downfield passing game. He indicated as much in his introductory news conference when he was hired in Tampa in 2016. 'The bottom line is how can you be explosive?' he said. 'I've always thought, we don't need more 5-yard plays. Who needs more 5-yard plays? How can we be explosive? That's what the game is about, man. Big plays. So how do we not figure out ways to get explosive plays? That's fun.' That mindset, combined with Wake Forest transfer Newman's ability to make deep throws, and his dangerous running ability (which defenses will have to respect), means the 2020 Dawgs offense looks likely to be much more of a downfield threat. As ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit tweeted: ' Between Monken's approach and QB Jamie Newman coming over from WF exactly what Kirby and the Dawgs Offense needed.' And, let's be clear, Monken doesn't have to try and re-create his run-and-shoot offense from his time at Oklahoma State. Just a more varied playbook would help a lot. But, whether it winds up being 'Air Georgia' or not, the Dawgs' offense needs to be less predictable. Combine a more wide-open offense with a downfield passing threat, and what promises to be one of the nation's best defenses (nine of 11 starters return from a unit that led the nation in scoring defense and run defense and finished third in total defense), and Georgia could be a playoff contender again this coming season. That is, if they can get past a daunting schedule that sees the Dawgs traveling to Tuscaloosa in Week 3. Unfortunately, Georgia has a much tougher draw in SEC West opponents than division rival Florida, whom many have dubbed as the favorite in the East. While the Dawgs must play Bama early and, as always, have Auburn, the Gators will face a much-diminished LSU (whose losses include its passing guru, defensive coordinator, Heisman-winning QB, top tailback and top receiver) and also-ran Ole Miss. If Georgia loses to Nick Saban's Crimson Tide, chances are they'll have to run the table to win the SEC East and return to the conference championship game for a fourth consecutive year. So far, the way-too-early national Top 25 projections put out by various outlets have the Dawgs ranging from No. 6 ( according to ESPN ) to No. 11 ( USA Today ). In the past, anywhere in the Top 10 would have been considered a successful season in a rebuilding year, but Georgia now falls into that group of elite-wannabes for whom nothing short of the playoff will do. Once you've been to the national championship game, the only way to satisfy your fan base is to win it. Having given Bulldog Nation a taste of that kind of almost-glory early in his tenure, Smart now faces high (perhaps unrealistic) expectations on a yearly basis. The fact that he's shown himself willing to make a major change to improve his team's chances is an encouraging sign that he won't let Dawgs fans down. 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  • Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean understands there will be challenges for his young and undersized team this season. But Crean, a two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year and the architect of a Final Four team at Marquette, will not accept the lack of effort witnessed on Saturday night in Starkville. RELATED: How Mississippi State won battle of SEC Bulldogs The 91-59 defeat at Mississippi State was embarrassing on the scoreboard, but also to the most casual of UGA basketball fans that tuned in to the SEC Network on Saturday night. 'The most disheartening thing is we didn't compete on the glass, at all,' Crean said after the game on the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network, referring to State's 40-22 rebounding advantage. 'Ray Hammonds is the third leading or fourth leading rebounder in the league, his effort was pitiful, as was everybody else's on the glass.,' Crean said. 'That's a toughness issue that we've got to continue to work through. 'I wouldn't even call that a maturity issue, I'd call that a toughness issue.' Freshman Anthony Edwards, who called out himself and his Georgia teammates for a lack of toughness in the second half of a home loss to Kentucky earlier this season, led Georgia with 19 points. But Edwards had his issues getting back on defense and communicating. 'The maturity issue is when it's not going well for us offensively, or we turn it over, we've got to get back on defense,' Crean said. 'So the two biggest keys to the game were rebounding and then transition defense, by far, as they are most games. 'Both of those we failed, and we failed miserably tonight.' Georgia, which scored it's only road SEC win under Crean last year at Florida. returns to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Kentucky. DawgNation Georgia Basketball Anthony Edwards puts the squeeze on Tennessee in blowout win Georgia falls in first SEC road game of season at Auburn Anthony Edwards says UGA didn't play tough enough vs. Kentucky Georgia basketball delivers signature Top 10 win at Memphs Freshman Anthony Edwards discloses injury, status Sahvir Wheeler on clutch game-winner, 'been there a ton of times' Tom Izzo on Georgia: 'That was an incredible comeback' Anthony Edwards lights up Michigan State for 37 in 93-85 loss Rayshaun Hammonds wrecks Georgia Tech Anthony Edwards draws standing ovation in opener Georgia freshman already making basketball history The post Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean: Bulldogs' rebounding effort pitiful,' lacking toughness appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Georgia basketball is going to have to grow up in a hurry if it has any chance of becoming an NCAA tournament team this season. Coach Tom Crean's young squad came apart on the road at Mississippi State on Saturday night, falling 91-59 in a battle of SEC Bulldogs. Crean's concerns about Mississippi State's size and rebounding prowess became a reality. The maroon-and-white clad Bulldogs entered the night as the SEC's top rebounding team. They proceeded to show why, posting a commanding 40-22 advantage on the glass over UGA. 48 of State's 91 points were scored in the paint. Georgia dropped to 11-6 overall and 1-3 in the SEC with the loss, while Coach Ben Howland's team improved to 11-6 and 2-3 in league games. UGA freshman Anthony Edwards got off to a rough start at the so-called 'Hump.' Edwards was held to 3 points in the first half and made only 1 of his first 9 shots. Edwards finished with 19 points on 5-of-16 shooting, including 1-of-8 marksmanship beyond the 3-point line. Georgia, coming off an 80-63 home win over Tennessee, kept things close throughout much of the first half in Starkville. Freshman Toumani Camera scored all 10 of his points in the opening half, including a dunk that made it 32-28. But Mississippi State closed the first half on a 10-3 run to take a 42-31 lead to intermission. Georgia couldn't get any closer than 11 points the remainder of the game. Junior Rayshaun Hammonds, UGA's top interior threat, scored 8 of his 10 points and grabbed 3 of his 4 rebounds in the first half. Hammonds scored just one basket on 1-of-6 shooting and grabbed just one rebound in the 15 minutes he played in the second half. The home team went on a 17-3 run late in the game, stretching the lead out to 30 points with four minutes left. UGA point guard Sahvir Wheeler, who suffered an ankle injury last Wednesday, started and played 21 minutes. Wheeler had 2 points on 1-of-2 shooting, and 1 assist. The Bulldogs return to action at 7 p.m. at Kentucky on Tuesday. DawgNation Georgia Basketball Anthony Edwards puts the squeeze on Tennessee in blowout win Georgia falls in first SEC road game of season at Auburn Anthony Edwards says UGA didn't play tough enough vs. Kentucky Georgia basketball delivers signature Top 10 win at Memphs Freshman Anthony Edwards discloses injury, status Sahvir Wheeler on clutch game-winner, 'been there a ton of times' Tom Izzo on Georgia: 'That was an incredible comeback' Anthony Edwards lights up Michigan State for 37 in 93-85 loss Rayshaun Hammonds wrecks Georgia Tech Anthony Edwards draws standing ovation in opener Georgia freshman already making basketball history The post Mississippi State blasts Georgia in battle of SEC Bulldogs, Anthony Edwards struggles appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken has yet to call his first play, but it's safe to say the 53-year-old already knows he's walking into a better situation than a year ago. RELATED: Todd Monken a Statement hire' by Kirby Smart Monken's differences on the Cleveland Browns' staff with first-year coach Freddie Kitchens were well-documented from the onset. Many close to Kitchens have said Monken was not even the head coach's choice for the job. It's no wonder Monken was quoted as referring the Cleveland franchise a 'total mess.' It was an accurate description. Receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry were a handful. The Myles Garrett helmet swing incidentreached epic proportion. Georgia football is anything but a total mess. Monken arrives in Athens knowing he was Kirby Smart's top choice. Smart hasn't announced it, but it's a good bet Monken will assume the playcalling duties. It's something Monken has said before is important to him. RELATED: Why Todd Monken is a proven OC, and the Smart choice The best-case scenario for Georgia and Monken next season is a national championship. At the very least, a fourth-straight trip to the SEC Championship Game. The Georgia defense is that good. Nine of 11 Sugar Bowl starters return. It was a unit that led the nation in scoring defense and run defense, and finished third in the country in total defense and 8h in pass efficiency defense. Smart will be looking for an offense that makes more explosive plays while maintaining a reliable run game. But the bottom line for Smart was and is offensive efficiency and consistency. If Monken's offense can score 24 points in each game next season, it's hard to project the Bulldogs losing a game. That said, Georgia has its share of challenges on offense. Chief among those hurdles are growing an inexperienced receiving corps, and developing and scheming for a new quarterback. Georgia rising sophomore George Pickens is the key to the receiving corps. He's coming off a Sugar Bowl MVP performance, making 12 catches for 175 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs' 26-14 win over Baylor. Pickens, however, was hit with two suspensions his freshman campaign. The first involved an unspecified violation of team rules. The second came by NCAA rule after his well-publicized tangle at Georgia Tech. RELATED: Pickens apologizes to team for costly SEC title game suspension Pickens' growth and development as a person and potential leader will factor into Monken's future game plans where skill position players are concerned. Georgia has other receiver options returning and promising incoming freshmen. But none appear to have the game-changing dynamic Pickens presents. Georgia is also green in the backfield. Zamir White enters spring drills battling Kenny McIntosh for first-team reps. Rising junior James Cook and incoming freshman Kendall Milton have breakout talent. To this point, none of the backs have shown the dynamic game-breaking ability departing back D'Andre Swift flashed his first two seasons. It doesn't mean they won't, but expectations should be kept in check, Swift was special. The ultimate challenge, however, is at quarterback. Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman is considered the favorite to win the job in spring drills. Newman is coming to Georgia to throw more, and the Bulldogs are excited to have a quarterback who can run and scramble effectively. The two sides will meet somewhere in the middle, with Newman gaining experience in an offense that can transition into the NFL. Georgia also has redshirt junior Stetson Bennett, redshirt freshman D'Wan Mathis and incoming freshman Carson Beck in the quarterback room this spring. The final piece for Monken's success is the fit in the offensive meeting room, and the trust and chemistry he builds with Smart. Unlike Cleveland, Monken will be handed the keys, and he'll be surrounded by an all-star staff that includesJames Coley, Matt Luke and run game coordinator Dell McGee. Georgia football, unlike the NFL's Cleveland Browns, doesn't mess around. Georgia football offseason Kirby Smart lands Air Raid guru Todd Monken LSU DC Dave Aranda reveals UGA offensive game plan Mark Richt gives scout on FSU grad-transfer Tre Mckitty UGA provides status update on James Coley Numbers game: Comparing Jamie Newman to Jake Fromm Bulldogs' safety headed for Ole Miss RELATED: Cade Mays makes stunning Rocky Top Hop Projected starting Georgia lineman returning from injury PODCAST: Brandon Adams discusses Todd Monken addition The post New Georgia OC Todd Monken trades total mess' for championship quest appeared first on DawgNation.