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Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is starting hear people talk about him as a Heisman Trophy candidate.

Georgia football podcast: UGA has more to worry about than Nick Fitzgerald

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. 537 (Sept. 19, 2017) of the podcast, UGA fans can hear a discussion about why quarterback Nick Fitzgerald isn’t the only reason for concern about the game vs. Mississippi State.

Georgia football podcast: UGA has more to worry about than just Nick Fitzgerald

Beginning of the show: Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is justifiably getting a lot of attention ahead of the Saturday game vs. Georgia. Fitzgerald is off to a great start and even generating some Heisman Trophy buzz. However, Fitzgerald isn’t the only thing UGA has to worry about as it prepares for the SEC’s other Bulldogs. The Mississippi State defense has more 4-star caliber defensive players than many would expect, and on the Tuesday show, I discuss why that presents a challenge for UGA.

10-minute mark: I share audio of Kirby Smart updating quarterback Jacob Eason’s injury status. I also play some clips of Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen talking about why UGA presents a different challenge from the one his team faced last week in LSU.

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

  • A surprising statement about 5-star quarterback Justin Fields from 5-star wide receiver — and UGA commit — Jadon Haselwood
  • Thoughts on Fields’ visit to UGA for the Samford game
  • Whether Haselwood is still considering any other schools
  • Reaction to 3-star defensive tackle Tramel Walthour’s late-night commitment
  • The latest on 4-star defensive tackle Rick Sandidge
  • And the chances 4-star defensive tackle Trevor Trout takes an official visit to UGA

30-minute mark: I discuss some other SEC headlines, including possible felony charges for two Florida players, a national writer discussing what it would take for Butch Jones to be fired by Tennessee, the ongoing debate about whether Alabama deserves to be No. 1, and an ESPN writer offering a sharp criticism of the SEC.

35-minute mark: I discuss the latest on injured UGA cornerback Malkom Parrish.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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