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Alabama coach Nick Saban (left) and Georgia coach Kirby Smart formerly worked together and have some things in common.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart outdoes Nick Saban in one key area

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 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. 551 (Oct. 9, 2017) of the podcast, UGA fans can hear a discussion about Georgia coach Kirby Smart and Alabama coach Nick Saban.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart outdoes Nick Saban in one key area

Beginning of the show: Georgia coach Kirby Smart and Alabama coach Nick Saban face a similar issue. Both of their teams are highly ranked and earning a lot of praise from the media, but media attention can go to players’ heads and lead to unflattering results. Smart and Saban are taking different approaches to combat this potential problem, and I’ll explain more about why that is on the show.

10-minute mark: I talk about Smart’s candor in saying UGA looks to get its running backs going early in games — just like Saturday against Vanderbilt — as a way to make its opponents “quit.” I’ll also share some audio from 5-star quarterback Justin Fields explaining why he committed to the Bulldogs Friday and what he plans to do now.

15-minute mark: Athlon Sports’ managing editor Mitch Light joins the show (filling in for Chip Towers, who is away attending to a personal matter). Some of the topics covered include:

  • Mitch’s thoughts on UGA after seeing the Bulldogs in person Saturday
  • The growth in UGA’s offense
  • How UGA compares to Alabama and Auburn — the SEC’s other top-10 teams
  • Florida’s loss to LSU
  • And Butch Jones’ future at Tennessee

28-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including more on the Gators’ dismal performance vs. LSU, another impressive win for Auburn, a couple of UGA commits visiting South Carolina, and reaction to a closer-than-expected win for Alabama vs. Texas A&M.

33-minute mark: I explain why the media might not be to blame for the growth of of UGA’s possible quarterback controversy.

End of show: I discuss whether Roquan Smith should be considered a Heisman Trophy candidate.

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