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Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran smashed the Crimson Tide's 2016 national runner-up trophy this week, presumably to send a message.

Georgia football podcast: Alabama coach takes bold step to motivate team for UGA

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. 615 (Jan. 5, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what one Alabama coach did to motivate his team for UGA.

Georgia football podcast: Alabama coach takes bold step to motivate team for UGA

Beginning of the show: Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran smashed the Crimson Tide’s 2016 national runner-up trophy this week, presumably as a way to symbolize his lack of desire to finish second. I’ll explain on the Friday show why that level of competitiveness will be matched by Georgia on Monday night.

10-minute mark: I talk about what Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin said Georgia needs to do to beat Alabama and also celebrate the proclamation of UGA Football Friday by Gov. Nathan Deal.

15-minute mark: DawgNation recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The likelihood that 5-star quarterback Justin Fields enrolls early at UGA
  • The chances 4-star linebacker Quay Walker flips from Alabama to the Bulldogs
  • The latest on 5-star cornerback Tyson Campbell
  • An update on 5-star cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart
  • A retelling of the story of how Jake Fromm came to choose UGA over Alabama

35-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including Tennessee’s chances of pulling a recruiting upset with 4-star linebacker JJ Peterson, 4-star wide receiver Anthony Schwartz’s commitment to Auburn, the latest on the coaching drama at LSU involving offensive coordinator Matt Canada, Martez Ivy’s decision to return to Florida and Texas A&M’s hiring of Mike Elko as defensive coordinator.

40-minute mark: I share audio of Kirby Smart discussing the dynamic between Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and UGA linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer, who’ll coach against each other Monday and then team up together at Tennessee when the game is over.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and preview a busy weekend for DawgNation.

You can find older episodes of the show by clicking https://www.dawgnation.com/collection/dawgnation-daily-podcast

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