Ge­or­gia Bull­dogs 2018 reg­u­lar sea­son sched­ule

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Sept 1 — Sept. 8 — Sept. 15 — Sept. 22 — Sept. 29 — Oct. 6 — Oct. 13 — Oct. 20 — Oct. 27 — Nov. 3 — Nov. 10 — Nov. 17 — Nov. 24 — line­man Isa­iah Wynn and tail­backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel were among the most sig­nif­i­cant losses. There may not any play­ers on the 2018 ros­ter as tal­ented as Smith or Wynn, but Smart likes hav­ing lots of op­tions to re­place the lost starters.

“We’ll have the great­est com­pe­ti­tion we’ve had since my ar­rival,” said Smart, en­ter­ing his third sea­son. “We may not have the most ta­lent that we’ve had, but we’ll def­i­nitely have the most com­pe­ti­tion. And I think com­pe­ti­tion is what sep­a­rates you.”

Fields and other new­com­ers are ea­ger to prove they be­long. Fields en­rolled early for spring prac­tice and had an im­pres­sive Sanford Sta­dium de­but in the spring game. The Fields-led Black team, which in­cluded Ge­or­gia’s No. 1 de­fense, beat Fromm’s Red team, with the No. 1 of­fense, 21-13.

When asked if Fields could start over Fromm, Smart re­sponded with list of other fresh­men who could push re­turn­ing starters. Could Fields or any other fresh­man start? “Cer­tainly,” says Smart.

It would not be a sur­prise if a sig­nif­i­cant role is carved out for Fields, a dual threat as a run­ner and passer, even if he doesn’t beat out Fromm.

“He’s awe­some, just like ev­ery other fresh­man,” said wide receiver Terry God­win, a se­nior. “He’s try­ing to prove a point.”

Smart al­ready has proved a point with re­cruits. By start­ing fresh­man quar­ter­backs each of the last two years, the mes­sage to re­cruits is clear: The path to play­ing time is not based on se­nior­ity.

Via AP, File / Joshua L. Jones-Athens Banner-Her­ald

Ge­or­gia quar­ter­back Justin Fields looks to throw a pass dur­ing NCAA col­lege foot­ball prac­tice in Athens.

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