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Georgia quarterback Jamie Newman's decision to opt out was big news, but possibly not the most important storyline for the Bulldogs ahead of the upcoming season.

Georgia football podcast: One thing for UGA that hasn’t changed with Jamie Newman’s departure

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 return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 1,273 (Sept. 3, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about why a crucial storyline for UGA remains unchanged whether Jamie Newman is on the Bulldogs roster or not.

Georgia football podcast: One thing for UGA that hasn’t changed with Jamie Newman’s departure

Beginning of the show: Georgia quarterback Jamie Newman has decided to opt out of the upcoming season. The news was surprising to many UGA fans, but the unexpected nature of the decision shouldn’t distract from the fact that the most important storyline for the Bulldogs remains unchanged.

I’ll explain on today’s show why new offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s impact remains the biggest unanswered question for UGA this season regardless of the starting quarterback.

10-minute mark: I discuss the possible reasons for Newman to leave UGA.

15-minute mark: Former UGA quarterback Buck Belue joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • Reaction to Newman’s departure
  • An evaluation of UGA quarterback JT Daniels
  • And thoughts on D’Wan Mathis and Carson Beck

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including four-star defensive tackle Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins top four finalists, praise for Florida quarterback Kyle Trask from his position coach and a preview of the first FBS games of the season set to take place Thursday night.

35-minute mark: I discuss the attention Newman has received during the offseason and the extra pressure on the UGA offense to perform now that he’s gone.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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