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Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is battling to hold off incoming freshman Justin Fields and remain UGA starter.

Georgia football podcast: Alabama’s QB situation becomes fiasco; here’s how UGA will avoid it

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. 754 (Aug. 6, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how Georgia will likely handle it’s quarterback competition differently from Alabama this summer.

Georgia football podcast: Alabama’s QB situation becomes fiasco; here’s how UGA will avoid it

Beginning of the show: Some have compared Georgia’s quarterback situation involving two former elite recruits — incumbent starter Jake Fromm and incoming freshman Justin Fields — to Alabama’s scenario that includes Jalen Hurts, a former SEC player of the year, and Tua Tagovaiola, the Crimson Tide’s hero in the national championship game. UGA fans hope there’s at least one way in which the Bulldogs’ quarterbacks will stand in sharp contrast to Alabama’s. This weekend, Hurts broke his silence about being benched in the national championship game and the subsequent lack of clarity about his status for the upcoming season. Hurts’ words seem to suggest the Crimson Tide’s so-called “competition” has turned into a controversy. I’ll explain on today’s show why UGA’s quarterback competition isn’t as likely to take the same negative turn.

11-minute mark: I discuss the debut of the new-look Before the Hedges recruiting show this Wednesday, preview the upcoming DawgNation Season Kickoff at Kroger in Cumming, Ga. on Aug. 23, share details from the Dawgs for Kids night at the College Football Hall of Fame Saturday, and congratulate noted-UGA fan Chase Elliott for his first MENCS win Sunday and explain why UGA coach Kirby Smart might deserve some credit for Elliott’s performance.

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

  • The latest on freshman running back Zamir White, who Kirby Smart announced as cleared for practice Friday
  • An update on wide receiver Terry Godwin’s injured knee
  • An evaluation of Fields’ performance in the open practice from Saturday
  • A description of transfer wide receiver Demetris Robertson’s practice debut
  • And whether the presence of embattled defensive contributors Deangelo Gibbs and Natrez Patrick during weekend practices should end questions about their roles on the team

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines including a response from Hurts’ mother to criticism of her son, and some early praise for some incoming freshmen around the SEC.

35-minute mark: I share a special look at the role UGA fans played in the Bulldogs’ 2017 success as a part of our Own the East video series presented by Georgia’s Own  Credit Union.

End of show: I congratulate UGA grad Sepp Straka for his Web.com Tour win Sunday and update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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