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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit explains why he is not surprised at Justin Field's transfer

ATLANTA – The surprise was not that Justin Fields decided to investigate transferring from Georgia. RELATED: Frustrated freshman QB tells staff as he is considering transfer No, it was the 5-star prospect that chose Bulldogs to begin with, according to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit. "I wondered how Justin Fields did behind the scenes," told Herbsteit DawgNation in an exclusive interview on Tuesday morning. "I have not talked to him, I do not know specifically what happened behind the situation. " But I'm not surprised &#821 1; I'm more surprised he signed in Georgia than I'm his transfer. RELATED: Difficult to Blame Kirby Smart About Justin Fields Transfer DawgNation has reported that Fields, a highly renowned recruiter who backed Jake Fromm on quarterback this season, has talked to Coach Kirby Smart's staff to investigate a transfer and may be on the NCAA portal within the next 24 to 48 hours. Herbstreit said from the beginning of the season that Smart and Georgia would have to be careful how they managed the quarterback situation, but more because of the potential that it would track Fromm. "You must be incredibly careful and respectful of that guy (Fromm) and how to use another quarterback, as it affects the continuity of your roster and the whole team," says Herbstreit. Relat ED: Herbstreit warns Georgia to be "very careful" with the QB situation brewing "I was impressed by Jake as a person and sat down with him and I call him an old soul and a…

ATLANTA – The surprise was not that Justin Fields decided to investigate transferring from Georgia.

RELATED: Frustrated freshman QB tells staff as he is considering transfer

No, it was the 5-star prospect that chose Bulldogs to begin with, according to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit.

“I wondered how Justin Fields did behind the scenes,” told Herbsteit DawgNation in an exclusive interview on Tuesday morning. “I have not talked to him, I do not know specifically what happened behind the situation.

” But I’m not surprised &#821

1; I’m more surprised he signed in Georgia than I’m his transfer.

RELATED: Difficult to Blame Kirby Smart About Justin Fields Transfer

DawgNation has reported that Fields, a highly renowned recruiter who backed Jake Fromm on quarterback this season, has talked to Coach Kirby Smart’s staff to investigate a transfer and may be on the NCAA portal within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Herbstreit said from the beginning of the season that Smart and Georgia would have to be careful how they managed the quarterback situation, but more because of the potential that it would track Fromm.

“You must be incredibly careful and respectful of that guy (Fromm) and how to use another quarterback, as it affects the continuity of your roster and the whole team,” says Herbstreit.

Relat ED: Herbstreit warns Georgia to be “very careful” with the QB situation brewing

“I was impressed by Jake as a person and sat down with him and I call him an old soul and a true alpha, and when you have a guy you must be careful how to handle him with the next big thing with talent like Fields.

“That was, they would feel forced to play the hot new star or go with the guy who can lead them to a championship this season. As it appeared, especially after the LSU game, the evidence was in the pudding and the rest was history. “

Fromm is third in the nation in passing efficiency and has played the best football in his career the last six games

Smart did what he could to work. Fields in game, which the real beginner played in 12 of Georgia 13 games including the SEC Championship Game, and ended 27 of 39 passes for 328 meters with 4 touchdowns and no interceptions.

The fields also carry 42 times for 266 meters and four touchdowns.

SEC network analyst Marcus Spears said he felt that Georgia was driven too hard to get Fields involved sometimes this season.

“When you get into the mindset as a coach, I have to coddle this guy to make sure he will not leave, you start to go to a disaster , says Spears. “So when you look at how they tried to keep (Fields) involved, I think it hurt them sometimes during the season.”

ESPN reported that a Georgia source said Fields was expected to play in the sugar bowl with No. 5-rank bulldogs (11-2) against No. 15 Texas (9-4) January 1st.

The review level that accompanied this story, as it has escalated to the national level, seems to make it unlikely.

Herbstreit said that this scenario is not as surprising as some people might think when putting everything in perspective.

RELATED: Herbstreit suggests that UGA will stay with Jake Fromm after the LSU game

“Now, (QB coach) Georgia Whitfield told me that he has been working on elite 11 for years that Justin Fields is The most talented quarterback to get through that system, says Herbstreit. “I do not question Justin Field’s ability, but he has a guy who has played in many big games and played really well so when you have Jake Fromm you have to say” I’m good to sit for the next two years and learn under Jake Fromm.

“So I was more surprised when he had all these other options he went there to begin with.”

Florida State, Ohio State and Oklahoma is among the schools that some have speculated Fields can target as potential transfer destinations.

Kirk Herbstreit works with Allstate this season to celebrate college football and the chance that follows the field each cka.

An Allstate survey showed that 37 percent of college football fans would go without social media for a week to support their favorite team and another 29 percent would give up their favorite food in a month.

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