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Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers are looking to renew their rivalry with Georgia, and it just might happen.

Georgia football podcast: Clemson should be UGA’s ACC rival

Brandon Adams

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to keep the Bulldogs on top of the SEC. On episode No. 698 (May 3, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about why UGA should start playing Clemson and drop Georgia Tech from the schedule.

Georgia football podcast: Clemson should be UGA’s ACC rival

Beginning of the show: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney wants his team to renew its rivalry with Georgia, and UGA athletic director Greg McGarity apparently thinks it’s a good idea, too. I’ll talk about that on the show and explain why a yearly series with the Tigers might be preferable to the Bulldogs’ traditional in-state showdown with Georgia Tech.

10-minute mark: I talk about the likely contract extension and raise coming UGA coach Kirby Smart’s way.

15-minute mark: Former UGA kicker and College Football Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Butler joins the show. Some of the topics covered:

  • What was it like going back to school to get your degree?
  • What does it mean for your coaching career? Still able to help UGA kickers?
  • Thoughts on Rodrigo Blankenship’s development?
  • Are the new special teams rules a good idea? How does it impact the role of special teams?
  • How does UGA look after spring practice?
  • Any advice for Roquan Smith about living in Chicago?
  • Thoughts on possible renewal of Georgia-Clemson rivalry?

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including: ESPN releasing its “way-too-early” Top 25; Gus Malzahn updating quarterback Jarrett Stidham’s health; University of Tennessee firing chancellor Beverly Davenport; and sports website The Spun ranking Tennessee and Florida among the ugliest helmets in college football.

35-minute mark: Mike Frank from Irish Sports Daily joins the show. Some of the topics covered:

  • What is UGA getting in graduate transfer defensive lineman Jay Hayes?
  • What did Notre Dame fans think of the DawgNation Invasion of South Bend?
  • Are Irish fans looking forward the game against Georgia in 2019?

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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