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Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart has come a long way in four years at UGA

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. 1,202 (May 26, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about the ways in which Kirby Smart has seemingly grown in his four years as UGA coach.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart has come a long way in four years at UGA

Beginning of the show: When Kirby Smart began his career as Georgia coach in 2016 about the only thing the average fan knew about him was that he had been an assistant with Nick Saban at Alabama. In fact, in the early stages of Smart’s time at UGA it was difficult to mention Smart without also mentioning Saban.

As Smart readies himself to begin his fifth year on the job, he’s still seeking his first win over his old boss, but there’s no doubt Smart has become his own man and escaped Saban’s shadow.

I’ll explain why that’s true on today’s show and discuss the reasons why UGA fans might occasionally be guilty of taking Smart’s accomplishments for granted.

10-minute mark: I celebrate UGA and the SEC’s announcement that players can return to campus starting June 8.

15-minute mark: DawgNation analyst — and former UGA All-American — Jon Stinchcomb joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • How a slimmed-down version of Jamaree Salyer potentially benefits UGA’s offensive line
  • Reaction to UGA’s return to football on June 8
  • And thoughts on Smart’s career so far

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other notable names on CBS Sports’ list of top coaches.

35-minute mark: I have some fun with some recent photos shared on social media of UGA players enjoying their offseason workouts.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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