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Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs are getting ready for SEC play.

Sound Off: Chip and Seth shift focus to SEC, Mississippi State

ATHENS — Thanks for tuning in to the Zaxby’s Sound Off, with beat writers Seth Emerson and Chip Towers offering their thoughts on the Georgia football team. Each week your DawgNation writers offer up some thoughts on the Bulldogs – and this week we have a suddenly very big game to talk about, and one thick with storylines.

Mississippi State comes in just after shellacking LSU, and now fans at Sanford Stadium, who had expected a fairly weak home schedule this year, get to see a game that a lot of people nationally will be watching: Georgia is now the prohibitive favorite in the SEC East, and Mississippi State appears to be the SEC West team most capable of challenging Alabama.

So Chip and Seth break down the match-up:

– Georgia boy Nick Fitzgerald is now Mississippi State’s quarterback, and as a dual threat is key to the visiting team’s hopes. But Georgia has done well against dual-threat quarterbacks this season, especially at Notre Dame, and they could be getting Malkom Parrish back this week. We break all that down.

– Our old friend Todd Grantham brings in a Mississippi State defense that has looked good so far, and we discuss how we think he will scheme against Georgia true freshman quarterback Jake Fromm.

– Speaking of which, we also touch on the Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason situation.

In case you missed it, Chip wrote about Eason’s potential return this week – and why it won’t be this week, and perhaps not next week. You can read that here.

Seth wrote about the return of Todd Grantham, whose defenses at Louisville and now Mississippi State have done well since he left Georgia a few years ago. Read that here.

That’s not the only familiar face who will be on the other team: Defensive back Jonathan Abram was a Georgia Bulldog in 2015, and he’s coming back too. 

If you missed last week’s show, check it out here.

Thanks for watching, and we hope you will continue to tune in.


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