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UGA is rated as the No. 1 defense in the preseason SP+ ratings from ESPN's Bill Connelly.

Georgia football podcast: ESPN writer predicts UGA to have ‘terrifying’ defense

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 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. 1,132 (Feb. 14, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion why an ESPN writer thinks UGA will have a “terrifying” defense this season.

Georgia football podcast: ESPN writer predicts UGA to have ‘terrifying’ defense

Beginning of the show: Georgia has the No. 1 defense in ESPN’s SP+ preseason ratings, and the architect of that analytics system, Bill Connelly, said this week he thinks the Bulldogs defense will be “terrifying” this season. I’ll discuss why expectations are so high for UGA on today’s show.

10-minute mark: I discuss why recent UGA running back signee Kendall Milton is seemingly taking the right mental approach to the start of his college career.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • four-star running back Evan Pryor’s recently-released list of finalists
  • Whether UGA will pursue more in-state recruits for the 2021 class
  • The impact five-star quarterback commit Brock Vandagriff will have on other prospects
  • How UGA offensive line coach Matt Luke should perform with full recruiting cycle at his disposal
  • And a closer look at four-star defensive end Quintin Somerville

40-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including where the league’s top teams landed in the SP+ ratings, Alabama coach Nick Saban’s efforts to help land Mel Tucker the Michigan State job and Florida announcing plans to host six open practices this spring.

End of show: I preview a busy weekend for UGA athletics and share the Gator Hater Updater.

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