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UGA coach Kirby Smart spoke at length during the SEC Spring Meetings about the challenges of managing quarterbacks in an age in which many transfer.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart acknowledges challenge of managing QBs in transfer age

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. 716 (May 31, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what Kirby Smart said at the SEC Spring Meetings about his quarterbacks and the threat of transfers.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart acknowledges challenge of managing QBs in transfer age

Beginning of the show: Georgia coach Kirby Smart admitted that it’s hard to keep quarterbacks happy during an era in which transfers are rampant. I’ll play audio of Smart on that subject from the SEC Spring Meetings on the show, and discuss why UGA fans don’t have too much to worry about when it comes to Jake Fromm and Justin Fields.

10-minute mark: I’ll discuss how Smart’s feelings on the proposed graduate-transfer rule change strikes a contrast to the opinion expressed by Alabama coach Nick Saban.

15-minute mark: SEC Country’s Mike Griffith joins the show from Destin, Fla. — site of the SEC Spring Meetings. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The evolution of Smart as coach
  • The differences between Smart and Saban on the grad-transfer rule
  • The SEC’s hesitation to adopt full-scale alcohol sales in its stadiums
  • Another new rule that has some of the league’s coaches upset
  • The impressive energy new UGA basketball coach Tom Crean has shown since being hired

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin’s concern about the so-called “optics” of rising salaries for assistant coaches.

35-minute mark: UGA baseball broadcaster David Johnston joins the show to preview the Diamond Dawgs in the upcoming NCAA Regional.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and send best wishes to the UGA softball team as it begins play in the Women’s College World Series.

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