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[su_spacer size=”20″] There are, at least, 2,438 G-Day previews online today. How about a fresh view from 11 year old future ESPN reporter, John Mann. Read on.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Not much has been happening here since signing day in Georgia Football, but it’s about to get started with today’s G-Day game. Here’s a little preview, including all the biggest questions and answers you need to know to get fired up and ready for some football.

Q. What Quarterbacks will play with the 1st team?

A. Faton Bauta and Brice Ramsey have been switching out on first and second team during the spring scrimmages, and playing very well. Park had some success on a few reps on the second and third team, but will probably just stick to that. Some passing stats from both scrimmages. Ramsey threw 33 of 60 passes for 451 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Bauta threw 34 of 58 passes for 497 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Lastly, Jacob Park threw for 6 of 15 for 243 yards, and a touchdown.

Q. What style of play will each quarterback have?

A. Ramsey will probably pass the ball mostly from the normal I and shotgun set. He’ll throw some long balls, his best, but will also have to throw the shorter passes well if he wants to prove himself. Look for the read option, and play action coming from Bauta. Even though he’ll probably have the “do not hit me jersey” on, we’ll have to see if he can make a play with his feet.

Q. What underrated players could put on a show?

A. Quite a few since the second and third teams will also get playing time. Here are a few no names that could become big names this weekend. Mark Richt seemed more impressed with Chuks Amaechi than the majority of his defense’s tackling on this last Saturday’s scrimmage. Chuks had 8 tackles and three sacks. This true freshman could be the future star of the Dawgs defense even though he came in just as a 3 star recruit. The statistics weren’t as impressive for defensive end Sterling Baily with 3 tackles and one sack, but something he did in the scrimmage impressed Coach Richt. Richt said “Sterling did a nice job batting the ball down today. We had a guy wide open on third down, he rushed the passer and put his big paw up there to knock it down.”

On offense two running backs that will fill in for Nick Chubb this year have looked good in the spring scrimmages. A.J Turman and Brenden Douglas had a combined 356 yards rushing yard. These guys are sure to make some big time plays on Saturday

Q. Any concerns to have?

A. Wouldn’t be too concerned about anything since it’s just spring, but there have been some issues this spring. The offensive line has been one of those. The coaches have been limited on some days to learn more about the quarterbacks because of Offensive line issues, but some days have been better than others. Hopefully Saturday is a good day so the Quarterbacks can get some good experience.

There it is…what to look for today. Now just get ready to sit back and watch some Georgia football, and enjoy!
[su_spacer size=”40″] Photo Credit: Sean Taylor/Georgia Sports Communications

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.