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Kirby Smart (right) is the latest coach to join the $7 million club, but some question whether he should be in that group.

Georgia football podcast: ESPN analyst says Kirby Smart’s new contract increases national championship pressure

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. 702 (May 9, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about an ESPN analyst who has some questions about Kirby Smart’s new contract.

Georgia football podcast: ESPN analyst says Kirby Smart’s new contract increases national championship pressure

Beginning of the show: Georgia coach Kirby Smart’s new contract — which makes Smart one of the highest-paid coaches in the country — puts pressure on Smart that only winning a national championship can satisfy, according to ESPN analyst Brad Edwards. I’ll share audio of Edwards’ comments and discuss whether that assessment is fair.

11-minute mark: DawgNation recruiting insider Jeff Sentell says some recruits are taking a wait-and-see approach to UGA for the upcoming season. I’ll discuss whether the Bulldogs’ 2019 recruiting class hinges on another successful season on the field. 

15-minute mark: SEC Country’s Mike Johnson joins the show. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Thoughts on Edwards’ skepticism about Smart joining the $7 million club.
  • John Parker Wilson thinks Jeremy Pruitt scares Alabama more than Smart. Is he right?
  • Should Georgia continue to play Georgia Tech? What should UGA do about its nonconference scheduling?
  • Is UGA missing out on too many Atlanta area recruits?
  • Roquan Smith’s memorabilia was recovered. What would be important enough for Johnson to save from his Alabama career?

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including: Athlon ranking the quarterbacks in college football with Tua Tagovailoa at No. 2 and Drew Lock at No. 6, and quarterback Joe Burrow leaving Ohio State with Florida and LSU as possible landing spots.

DawgDay Q&A: What is your favorite summer pastime?

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and discuss former UGA linebacker Roquan Smith recovering memorabilia items that were recently reported stolen. 

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