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UGA announced Matt Luke as its new offensive line coach this week.

Georgia football podcast: Matt Luke hire a major win for 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. 1,092 (Dec. 11, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about Georgia’s new offensive line coach Matt Luke.

Georgia football podcast: Matt Luke hire a major win for UGA

Beginning of the show: Georgia acted quickly to replace former offensive line coach Sam Pittman by announcing former Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke as Pittman’s predecessor. I’ll explain on today’s show why a respected name such as Luke will bring value to the Bulldogs. I’ll also discuss the challenge Luke faces in convincing some of UGA’s top offensive line recruits to remain with the program.

10-minute mark: I address 4-star wide receiver Arian Smith’s decision to sign during the early period — which begins Wednesday.

15-minute mark: The Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s Nick Suss joins the show to discuss Luke’s hire. Some of the topics covered include…

  • Luke’s prowess as a relationship builder
  • How Ole Miss players reacted to his dismissal
  • Whether Luke deserves blame for wide receiver Eljiah Moore’s controversial celebration after a touchdown against Mississippi State
  • And an evaluation of Luke as a recruiter and developer of talent

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including Auburn announcing former Arkansas coach Chad Morris as its new offensive coordinator, 5-star running back “Tank” Bigsby shutting down his recruitment and sticking with Auburn and 4-star quarterback Robbie Ashford de-committing from Ole Miss.

35-minute mark: I discuss UGA safety Richard LeCounte’s plans to play in the Sugar Bowl despite not yet being sure of his NFL future.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

NOTE: If you missed Tuesday’s edition of DawgNation Daily, please find it linked below.