Chip & Seth preview the 2017 Georgia Bulldogs and G-Day
ATHENS — Georgia wrapped up the preparation portion of spring football on Thursday when it completed its 14th practice in the last five weeks on Woodruff Practice Fields. The UGA Bulldogs will record number 15 on Saturday at Sanford Stadium in the form of their annual spring intrasquad scrimmage — the G-Day Game.
The game will kick off at 2 p.m. inside Sanford Stadium, but gates open at 11 a.m. and the letterman’s flag football game is scheduled to start about 30 minutes later. DawgNation reporters Chip Towers and Seth Emerson previewed the game after hearing from head coach Kirby Smart Thursday night.
“We are excited about G-Day,” Smart said Thursday. “We have the teams divided up and the kids are motivated and excited. It should be a great game. I want it to be tight. I am hoping we can get these two quarterbacks into two-minute situations.”
Incumbent starter Jacob Eason will lead the Black Team offense, which is the team’s first string, while freshman early enrollee Jake Fromm will run the Red offense. Conversely, the Red team will be led by the No. 1 defense and Black defense is comprised of second-string players.
Saturday’s contest will be televised nationally on the SEC Network, with Dave Neal and UGA alumni Matt Stinchcomb (in the booth) and Maria Taylor (sideline) calling the action. A radio broadcast will be offered on Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network. Scott Howard and Eric Zeier will call the action, with Chuck Dowdle providing commentary from the sideline.