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UGA coach Kirby Smart will aim to return Georgia to the College Football Playoff in 2019.

Georgia football podcast: National Championship Game loss represents beginning and end

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. 617 (Jan. 9, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about the Bulldogs’ loss to Alabama in the National Championship Game.

Georgia football podcast: national championship loss represents both a beginning and an end

Beginning of the show: Georgia’s loss to Alabama likely ended an era for the program. It seems UGA no longer will be happy just to be in the “big game.” Moving forward, people in the program will expect to win these kinds of contests, and 2018 could be a new beginning for the Bulldogs as Kirby Smart leads UGA in that direction. I’ll talk more about that subject on the Tuesday show and play audio from Smart’s postgame news conference on that subject and more.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell joins the show to look back at a heartbreaking night for UGA fans against the Crimson Tide.

35-minute mark: I briefly examine the decision Alabama coach Nick Saban soon must make about whether to stick with Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback or consider reinserting Jalen Hurts.

40-minute mark: I share audio of  UGA running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel on the end of their careers with the Bulldogs and how they view their legacies.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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