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UGA offensive lineman Andrew Thomas is expected to be a difference maker for the Bulldogs.

Georgia football podcast: SI says Andrew Thomas could transform UGA into champion

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 discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC, and break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news. On episode No. 518 (Aug. 23, 2017) of the podcast, Georgia Bulldogs fans can hear a discussion about what Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples wrote about Georgia freshman offensive lineman Andrew Thomas.

Georgia football podcast: SI says Andrew Thomas could transform UGA into champion

Beginning of the show: Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples listed 12 players who could transform their programs, and Georgia freshman offensive lineman Andrew Thomas made the list. Some experts agree with Staples about Thomas’ potential impact, but many fans wonder if UGA is left vulnerable if it turns to a freshman to start on its offensive line. I’ll discuss more about that topic on today’s show.

10-minute mark: I thank DawgNation for coming out to our season kickoff event on Tuesday night, and talk about why Georgia running back Nick Chubb is feeling more confident this season.

15-minute mark: SEC Country’s Mike Johnson joins the show. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The possibility of a freshman playing along the offensive line
  • Mike’s outlook for Chubb this season
  • The transition at UGA practice from summer camp to game preparation
  • The challenge of attempting not to look ahead to the high-profile game vs. Notre Dame
  • And the challenge presented by Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald in UGA’s SEC opener on Sept. 23

30-minute mark: I discuss some other SEC headlines, including LSU naming Danny Etling starting quarterback, CBS Sports’ Gary Danielson’s thoughts on Florida quarterback Malik Zaire, and the suggestion that Texas A&M could target Clemson’s Dabo Swinney if it replaces coach Kevin Sumlin.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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