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5-star tight end Arik Gilbert is looking to see his position more involved in UGA's offense.

Georgia football podcast: 5-star recruit might have reason to watch G-Day closely

Brandon Adams

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss coach Kirby Smart’s quest to keep the Bulldogs on top of the SEC. On episode No. 922 (April 11, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about why 5-star tight end Arik Gilbert might be watching G-Day closely.

Georgia football podcast: 5-star recruit might have reason to watch G-Day closely

Beginning of the show: Georgia’s annual spring scrimmage, G-Day is slated for April 20. It’s a day for fans to get a glimpse of what the upcoming season could be like, but it’s also an opportunity for recruits to see what the environment Between the Hedges is like too. Many recruits on hand for G-Day could be swayed by the atmosphere and it could prove to be a factor when they make their college decisions. However, I’ll explain on today’s show why 5-star tight end Arik Gilbert might be more interested in what’s happening on the field next Saturday than what’s happening in the stands.

10-minute mark: I discuss the ways in which scheduling is impacting traditional rivalries — like the one UGA has with Georgia Tech.

15-minute mark: Former Georgia quarterback David Greene joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • David’s G-Day memories
  • How to keep Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm from becoming “bored” during spring practice
  • How Fromm’s experience aids UGA’s backups, Stetson Bennett and D’wan Mathis
  • David’s thoughts on UGA coach Kirby Smart’s push to beef up Georgia’s non-conference schedule
  • And a preview of an autograph signing taking place next Saturday at Tailgate Apparel before G-Day

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including a Florida player taking a jab at Miami, an update on Auburn’s quarterback competition from Gus Malzahn, a scheduling change for Texas A&M’s spring game and a South Carolina quarterback’s decision to transfer.

35-minute mark: I discuss why UGA might have “help on the way” for what Smart has called a “thin” defensive line.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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