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Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart explains why ‘the scoreboard doesn’t matter’

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. 782 (Sept. 14, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what motivates Georgia coach Kirby Smart.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart explains why ‘the scoreboard doesn’t matter’

Beginning of the show: Georgia’s expected to play another overmatched opponent Saturday, but UGA coach Kirby Smart apparently won’t let the scoreboard motivate him or his team Saturday vs. Middle Tennessee State. I’ll share audio of what Smart had to say on that subject this week, and explain why UGA’s commitment to competition benefits the program — especially in the case of freshman offensive lineman Cade Mays, who seemingly was well-prepared to step in place of Andrew Thomas when Thomas left the South Carolina game with an injury last Saturday.

10-minute mark: I’ll explain why Smart has been pleased with what he’s seen thus far from wide receiver Tyler Simmons thus far this season, and I’ll update the Kroger Checklist — with new details on how the game time change impacts the Dawg Walk Saturday.

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

  • The latest on 5-star offensive lineman Clay Webb
  • Reaction to 4-star defensive back Tyrique Stevenson’s comments from Before the Hedges Wednesday
  • An update on the Marlow’s Big Game Preview this Thursday at the Marlow’s Tavern — Brookhaven
  • New details on 5-star running back — and UGA commit — John Emery Jr’s visit plans
  • Some information on expected visitors to UGA Saturday
  • And a preview of 5-star wide receiver — and UGA commit — Dominick Blaylock’s appearance on national TV Friday night

35-minute mark: I discuss other SEC headlines including CBS Sports’ Brad Nessler’s candid comments about LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, a surprising stat that shows how much success Ole Miss has enjoyed against Alabama, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban’s search for a new kicker and an odd hype video from Florida.

40-minute mark: I’ll discuss how much the Middle Tennessee State game could prepare UGA for its game next Saturday vs. Missouri.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and preview the top national games Saturday.