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Former 5-star recruit Justin Fields is battling Jake Fromm to be UGA's starting quarterback.

Georgia football podcast: Former UGA great DJ Shockley has advice for Justin Fields

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. 762 (August 16, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what former UGA quarterback DJ Shockley would say to Justin Fields.

Georgia football podcast: Former UGA great DJ Shockley has advice for Justin Fields

Beginning of the show: Former 5-star quarterback Justin Fields was promised a fair competition at Georgia by Kirby Smart according to a recent ESPN article that quotes Fields’ father, Pablo Fields. Given Smart’s history of speaking about the value of competition, this isn’t surprising. However, what happens if Fields doesn’t win that competition against incumbent starter Jake Fromm — who’s drawing rave reviews thus far in his second season? A former UGA great who had a similar experience, DJ Shockley shares his advice for Fields on that topic on today’s show.

10-minute mark: I preview the upcoming announcement for junior college defensive back DJ Daniel and invite listeners and viewers to be part of DawgNation’s live coverage  of Daniel’s decision Thursday afternoon.

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

  • David’s thoughts on Fields
  • David’s thoughts on Fromm
  • How UGA’s offensive line can potentially help both quarterbacks
  • Some thoughts on wide receiver Demetris Robertson
  • And a preview of events scheduled for game days at Tailgate Apparel in Athens

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines including Florida coach Dan Mullen’s update on his quarterback competition, Stanford coach David Shaw doing no favors for Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt with some recent comments about the Vols’ QB race, LSU and Clemson scheduling a home-and-home series, and the two Bulldogs players included in Sports Illustrated’s Preseason All-American team

35-minute mark: I take a closer look at UGA wide receiver and kick returner Mecole Hardman.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.