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Georgia is one of the favorites for the College Football Playoff according to some of the way-too-early top 25s prevalent on national websites.

Georgia football podcast: National media lists reasons UGA’s a Playoff contender

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. 935 (May 2, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what the national media has said about UGA upon the release of another batch of way-too-early top 25s.

Georgia football podcast: National media lists reasons UGA’s a Playoff contender

Beginning of the show: Georgia is the No. 3 team in the country according to a consensus of national writers who’ve recently updated their way-too-early top 25s now that spring practice is finished. I’ll discuss on today’s show why the media seems to have some different reasons in favoring UGA as a strong Playoff contender.

10-minute mark: I’ll share audio from Before the Hedges from 5-star linebacker Mekhail Sherman that provides some insight into why Sherman has whittled his recruitment to two contenders — UGA and Ohio State.

15-minute mark: The SEC Network’s Tony Barnhart joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • The national perception of UGA
  • How the Bulldogs fared during spring practice
  • Tennessee’s recent drought of producing NFL draft picks
  • Whether pressure is mounting on South Carolina coach Will Muschamp
  • And reaction to Florida coach Dan Mullen’s outspoken demeanor thus far this spring

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including Auburn coach Gus Malzahn’s revelation that the Tigers’ quarterback competition is down to two contenders, a look at whether Kentucky coach Mark Stoops should be considered a “proven winner” and some wildly different predictions involving the outlook for LSU.

35-minute mark: I’ll explain why not every UGA fan liked Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt’s recent comments about former UGA defensive back Deandre Baker.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater, provide an update on Diamond Dawgs pitcher Emerson Hancock and congratulate Tom Crean for bringing in Donnell Grisham — a grad-transfer point guard from Northeastern.