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UGA RB D'Andre Swift

Georgia football podcast: National outlet tabs D’Andre Swift as 2018 ‘breakout’ star

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. 625 (Jan. 22, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about Georgia running back D’Andre Swift.

Georgia football podcast: National outlet tabs D’Andre Swift as 2018 ‘breakout’ star

Beginning of the show: Georgia faces a challenge in 2018 as it prepares to replace departed stars such as running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who’ve finished their UGA eligibility and now turn their attention to the NFL draft. The good news for the Bulldogs is there are numerous candidates who could potentially fill the sizable void left by one of the most successful senior classes in program history. One of those players is rising sophomore running back, D’Andre Swift whom Athlon Sports suggests could be a “breakout” star in 2018. I’ll talk more about Swift on the show.

10-minute mark: UGA rising sophomore defensive back Deangelo Gibbs isn’t enrolled in classes and his future at UGA is in doubt. I’ll share details about what is known regarding Gibbs and address why his return is crucial for the Bulldogs.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Chip Towers joins the show, and some of the topics covered include:

  • Why 2018 will be Kirby Smart’s most significant challenge as UGA coach
  • A look at Chip’s profile of UGA linebacker Roquan Smith
  • An examination of how NFL draft analysts view Chubb and Michel
  • And a discussion about Chip’s ongoing ranking of the 10 best plays from UGA’s season

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including reaction to a statement from Patrick Surtain Sr. ― the father of Patrick Surtain Jr., who is the No. 1-rated cornerback in the Class of 2018 ― that he’d interviewed for a coaching position on the Alabama staff.

35-minute mark: I talk about the developing situation involving 4-star linebacker Quay Walker and discuss UGA’s basketball loss to Auburn.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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