Georgia football was supposed to start spring practices on Tuesday, March 17, but the Novel Coronavirus pandemic has forced the Bulldogs to delay the practices.
Despite not beginning its season for another six months, Georgia football is feeling the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The SEC is delaying all athletic activity through the end of March and the first half of April. That includes spring practices which Georgia was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 17 and end with the G-Day Game on Saturday, April 18. Georgia football hasn’t announced new dates for spring practices. The G-Day Game is also in doubt.
Dawn of the Dawg had already began previewing the upcoming position battles before the outbreak caused nationwide delays. For a refresher, read up on the competitions on the offensive side:
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The offense has the most intriguing position battles since it lost the most players. Several quarterbacks are vying for the starting spot left by Jake Fromm. The front-runner is transfer Jamie Newman, but he’s facing stiff competition from early enrollee Carson Beck and others.
The Bulldogs have a bonafide stable at running back without any clear frontrunner for starter. Instead, the backs will battle for quantity of carries while also carving out roles in the offense for multi-back sets.
Georgia will be the strongest it’s ever been at wide receiver when the 2020 season begins. But rising sophomore Dominick Blaylock is nursing a torn ACL, and three signees are not arriving on campus until the summer. The upcoming spring is set to feature older receivers seemingly at their last chance to make their mark on the Georgia football program.