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Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPNU Radio the departure of several assistants coaches hurt the Crimson Tide's 2018 signing class.

Georgia football podcast: Nick Saban makes excuse about losing No. 1 class to 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 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. 649 (Feb. 23, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what Nick Saban said about losing the No. 1 recruiting class to UGA.

Georgia football podcast: Nick Saban makes excuse about losing No. 1 class to UGA

Beginning of the show: Alabama coach Nick Saban said losing assistant coaches to other jobs made recruiting difficult in 2018 during an interview with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on the ESPN U satellite radio channel. Is this Saban making excuses about his team’s disappointing finish on Signing Day? I’ll discuss that topic on the show.

10-minute mark: I discuss a big giveaway to be announced at DawgNation Appreciation, preview a long list of elite recruits visiting UGA this weekend and look at upcoming UGA athletics events.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include:.

  • Why incoming freshman offensive lineman Owen Condon represents a new attitude among UGA recruits
  • What 4-star defensive end Curtis Fann said about his upcoming UGA visit
  • The likelihood 5-star linebacker Owen Pappoe is trending to the Bulldogs
  • The latest on 4-star defensive end Derick Hunter
  • And an evaluation of 5-star quarterback Justin Fields

35-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including what ESPN analyst Todd McShay said about UGA’s dominance vs. Florida last October, the released schedule for SEC Media Days, the SEC coaches who appeared on CBS’ list of most important hires and Athlon’s prediction of SEC teams on the rise.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and remind DawgNation Daily listeners and viewers about the brand new DawgNation Daily Double posted at the DawgNation Forum.

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