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 DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 1,215 (June 12, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about a recruiting analyst’s data that shows UGA is right in the thick of the chase for the national championship.
Georgia football podcast: Analyst explains why UGA has all it needs to win national championship
Beginning of the show: Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football. It’s essentially impossible to win at a high level without elite talent.
A college football analyst named Bud Elliott from 247Sports has attempted to quantify the precise definition of what “elite” means when it comes to prospects. Elliott calls this the “Blue-Chip Ratio.”
Elliott’s “blue chips” are former four and five-star signees, and according to Elliott, “to win the national championship, college football teams need to sign more four- and five-star recruits (aka “Blue Chips”) than two- and three-star players over the previous four recruiting classes. This has been true basically as far back as modern internet recruiting rankings have existed.”
UGA is second in the Blue-Chip Ratio with 82 percent former four and five-star recruits on its roster — just behind No. 1 Alabama at 83 percent.
I’ll explain on today’s show why the obvious good news about UGA’s standing among other programs from a talent perspective also comes with a possible downside as well.
10-minute mark: I discuss Urban Meyer doubling down on his praise of UGA running back Zamir White.
15-minute mark: DawgNation recruiting analyst Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…
- The latest on four-star wide receiver Romello Brinson
- Thoughts on UGA’s wide receiver priorities for the 2021 class
- A preview of UGA’s potential decision involving 2022 quarterbacks
- And a thought on some UGA recruits and their families who’ve spoken out recently on social issues
40-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including more Alabama players reportedly testing positive for the coronavirus.
End of show: I recap where the Diamond Dawgs stand after having two players selected in the Major League Baseball draft and I share the Gator Hater Updater.