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Georgia safety J.R. Reed is one returning member of the Bulldogs team looking to repeat as SEC champions.

Georgia football podcast: Danny Kanell challenges UGA to prove 2017 wasn’t a fluke

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. 732 (June 29, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how the Bulldogs can prove that their success in the 2017 season was not a one-year deal.

Georgia football podcast: Danny Kanell challenges UGA to prove 2017 wasn’t a fluke

Beginning of the show: Noted drinker of the SEC “haterade” Danny Kanell claims that Georgia still has more to prove as a program despite its 2017 SEC championship, Rose Bowl victory and National Championship Game appearance. I discuss what it will take for the Bulldogs to demonstrate that 2017 was in fact not a fluke.

5-minute mark: College football writer and analyst Bill Bender projects UGA into the Sugar Bowl vs. TCU. Bill shared his thoughts on UGA in a recent episode of the show. While another New Year’s Six bowl berth is a great finish for a lot of teams, I suspect for a lot of UGA fans that won’t be good enough, and I spend some time on the reasons for that.

12-minute mark: Georgia safety J.R. Reed was one of the pleasant surprises and breakout performers of the 2017 team. As he gets added attention as one of the older returning members of the defense, does he still qualify as underrated? I delve into that as well as share some audio from Kirby Smart on what makes Reed a fun story for UGA.

16-minute mark: DawgNation recruiting reporter Jeff Sentell joins the show from Frisco, Texas, where The Opening begins this weekend. Sentell discusses the following topics:

  • Which Georgia commits and targets are participating and what impact their performances will have.
  • Can longtime 5-star UGA commit Nolan Smith leap to the spot of No. 1 player in the country with a strong performance at The Opening Finals?
  • How the new Sanford Stadium renovations, locker room and recruiting lounge will make an impact later this summer and fall.
  • Georgia’s pursuit of linebacker prospects, including how Roquan Smith’s success has impacted recruiting at that position.

35-minute mark: A look around the SEC headlines as the week comes to a close: Arkansas loses the deciding game of the College World Series final after a brutal ending in Game 2; one college football site includes Kirby Smart as a top-10 coach in the nation; former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott says SEC stadiums are louder than those in the NFL; and an SEC profile on current Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald suggests he could be better than ever after his scary ankle injury last fall.

41:30 mark: Dawg Day Q&A: What’s your most impressive physical feat? (If you’re listening, check out my Twitter @DawgNationDaily for video of Mecole Hardman making easy work of what appears to be an impossible exercise).

End of the show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and provide a scheduling update for next week given the July 4 holiday.

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