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UGA defensive tackle Trent Thompson

Georgia football podcast: ESPN gives reason for excitement about UGA’s defense

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 discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC, and break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news. On episode No. 465 (June 9, 2017) of the podcast, Georgia Bulldogs fans can hear a discussion about why ESPN believes UGA could have one of the SEC’s best defenses.

Georgia football podcast: ESPN gives reason for excitement about UGA’s defense

Beginning of the show: ESPN rated Georgia’s front seven among the best in the SEC, but expressed some concern about returning defensive tackle Trent Thompson. I explain on today’s show why both Thompson and UGA should be just fine this year.

10 minute mark: DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • What matters most to 5-star quarterback Justin Fields as he reevaluates his recruitment after decommitting from Penn State
  • The amount of contact schools like UGA are having with Fields
  • How Fields compares to 5-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence
  • What impact UGA offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will have on Fields’ recruitment
  • Assessing UGA’s chances with 5-star defensive end KJ Henry
  • The latest on 4-star wide receivers Marquez Ezzard and Kearis Jackson
  • And explanation of why 4-star linebacker Quay Walker chose Alabama

35 minute mark: I take a look at some of the other SEC headlines including Walker choosing Alabama, Tennessee winning the commitment of a running back for its 2020 class, and Paul Myerberg’s list of the best modern college football coaches.

End of show: I talk about former Georgia coach Mark Richt taking a minor swipe at Clemson during a ceremony in Miami, Fl.

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