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Sound Off: Chip and Seth discuss UGA season opener vs. Appalachian 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. Here is a short preview of the show for this week.

The season is now upon us, so no more breaking down of depth charts and speculating on position battles. This week, Chip and Seth get down to bigger predictions.

  • First, the outlook for the Saturday season opener against Appalachian State. One of us thinks it could get close, while the other one isn’t as sure.
  • What everyone will be looking at it in the game. When Georgia’s defense is on the field, it will be mere afterthought for many. The focus is on Jacob Eason, the offensive line and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney’s play calling. People may expect a win Saturday, but they want to see how much that unit has improved. Which ties into …
  • Season predictions. Chip and Seth share their thoughts on how they think the season will go, including final (regular-season) records.
  • Finally, we briefly discuss changes we will be interested in seeing from Kirby Smart himself and his coaching staff this season. Chip had a story about that earlier this week, which you can read here.

If you missed the show last week, you can see it here.

And here was the show from a couple of weeks ago, earlier in the preseason.

We hope you enjoy the insights — and other stuff — on the show this week. And we hope you continue to read all our coverage on DawgNation.

Also a heads up: Chip will be at Notre Dame all next week. Yes, we’re allowed to mention that. The Bulldogs aren’t talking about the trip to South Bend, Ind., but don’t worry. Your faithful beat writers are already getting prepared.

But first, Appalachian State, between the hedges. We hope this show helps you get ready for that … and the rest of the season.

Have a question for the UGA mailbag? You can submit it via e-mail at seth.emerson@coxinc.com. The mailbag runs every Thursday