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Incoming freshman quarterback Justin Fields is dealing with a steep learning curve, according to UGA coach Kirby Smart.

Georgia football podcast: The silver lining to Justin Fields hitting freshman wall

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 cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to keep the Bulldogs on top of the SEC. On episode No. 678 (April 5, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about incoming freshman quarterback Justin Fields.

Georgia football podcast: The silver lining to Justin Fields’ freshman wall

Beginning of the show: Incoming freshman quarterback Justin Fields has “hit a little bit of a wall” with his development this spring, according to Georgia coach Kirby Smart. I’ll share audio of what Smart said and explain why the comments suggest some underlying good news about Fields.

10-minute mark: Smart pushed back on the notion that bigger is always better for offensive linemen. I’ll discuss what that statement means for a couple of UGA’s biggest offensive linemen — redshirt sophomore Ben Cleveland and redshirt freshman Isaiah Wilson.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Seth Emerson joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • The latest on the competition between Fields and presumed starter Jake Fromm
  • Reaction to incoming freshman running back Zamir White’s seemingly rapid injury recovery
  • An update on incoming freshman defensive back Divaad Wilson’s knee injury
  • Some thoughts on linebacker Natrez Patrick — who’s attempting to make good on a second chance with the program

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including Alabama releasing another episode of its barbershop-themed series, a statistical ranking of the league’s top returning quarterbacks from Pro Football Focus, and another potentially irritating story for Florida fans.

35-minute mark: SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan joins the show to discuss 4-star quarterback — and UGA recruiting target — Ryan Hilinski and his decision to commit to South Carolina.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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