“We thought he was a fantastic player,” Saban said on a teleconference call for the last two teams standing Tuesday afternoon. “Very instinctive, very smart, makes great choices and decisions, always puts his team in the best play they can be in. I think he does a lot ‘check-with-mes,’ which for a freshman quarterback probably demonstrates his knowledge of the game and preparation and intelligence. You know, he’s always been a fantastic passer and remains that way.”
Fromm played big for the No. 3 Bulldogs (13-1) on Monday as they came from behind to defeat No. 2 Oklahoma 54-48 in two overtimes. He completed 20 of 29 passes for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns, and his key 16-yard pass on third-and-long late in the fourth quarter set up the game-tying TD and sent the game into overtime.