Smart unimpressed by Mason's 'coaching dramatics' comment

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Dale Zanine / USA TODAY Sports

Georgia coach Kirby Smart wasn't happy Tuesday after his Vanderbilt counterpart told reporters he's certain Jake Fromm will start against his team at quarterback Saturday over Jacob Eason.

"Derek Mason is entitled to his opinion," Smart told Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports. "Derek Mason is not at our practices. He doesn't watch our practice tape that I know of. So I'm not really concerned with those comments."

Fromm started the last four games for Georgia, all of them victories, but Smart has remained coy about who will lead the Bulldogs going forward. Eason, who's returning from a knee injury, entered the season as the starter.

"Listen, we can quit with the coaching dramatics," Mason said earlier in the day, according to Seth Emerson of Dawg Nation. "Right now, I believe Fromm is the guy. I believe (Jacob) Eason is an extremely talented quarterback. But that's up to Kirby who he decides to go with. I mean, he's not fooling me, if that's what we think we're doing here. That young man, Fromm's won ballgames. He just came off a (41-0) win."

Fromm, a freshman, and Eason, a sophomore, both practiced Tuesday. Fromm drew the first-team reps during the portion of practice open to the media.