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Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields was rated as a 5-star recruit in the 2018 class. Will he challenge a fellow 5-star quarterback, incumbent Jake Fromm, for the starting job?

Georgia football podcast: ESPN wonders if Justin Fields could beat out Jake Fromm

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. 624 (Jan. 19, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about quarterbacks Jake Fromm and Justin Fields.

Georgia football podcast: ESPN wonders if Justin Fields could beat out Jake Fromm

Beginning of the show: An ESPN writer included the upcoming competition between returning starter Jake Fromm and incoming freshman Justin Fields in his list of quarterback battles to watch this spring. Is Fields truly a threat to unseat Fromm? I’ll discuss more about that on the Friday show and explain why SI’s Andy Staples description of Fields’ Year 1 role could end up being a more accurate assessment of UGA’s situation.

10-minute mark: I address what I think UGA fans’ expectations will be for 2018.

15-minute mark: DawgNation recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The latest on 4-star linebacker Quay Walker
  • Whether Walker is a better fit for UGA than 4-star linebacker Otis Reese
  • An explanation of why UGA is giving late attention to 4-star safety Leon O’Neal
  • And whether UGA should still expect an official visit from 5-star cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart

35-minute mark: I take a look at a few more SEC headlines, including a new athletic director for Auburn, the possibility of wide receiver Jauan Jennings returning to Tennessee, a harsh assessment of Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts’ passing abilities, and some disappointing draft news for a couple of former LSU stars.

40-minute mark: I preview the significance of UGA’s basketball game vs. Auburn Saturday.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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