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More than two-thirds of Georgia's roster is made up of recruits who were rated as four or 5-star prospects according to a recent report.

Georgia football podcast: One number perfectly explains Kirby Smart’s success

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. 767 (August 23, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about UGA coach Kirby Smart’s recruiting success.

Georgia football podcast: One number perfectly explains Kirby Smart’s success

Beginning of the show: More than two-thirds of Georgia’s roster is made up of former four and 5-star recruits according to an article recently published by SB Nation’s Bud Elliott. I’ll explain on today’s show why that ratio of elite talent should put UGA at the forefront of the national championship conversation and how the Bulldogs’ current talent level has improved compared to the final seasons of former coach Mark Richt.

10-minute mark: I look back to yesterday’s episode of Before the Hedges with an update from DawgNation’s recruiting insider Jeff Sentell on two 2020 prospects — 5-star offensive lineman Justin Rogers and 4-star defensive tackle Jamil Burroughs.

15-minute mark: Former UGA great David Greene joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • Tailgate Apparel’s upcoming autograph signing with former UGA great Sean Jones before the Austin Peay game Sept. 1
  • What it’s like being preseason No. 3 team in the country — which UGA is now and which David’s team was in 2004
  • And David’s thoughts on the quarterback competition playing out between incumbent starter Jake Fromm and freshman phenom Justin Fields

25-minute mark: I take a look at the fallout from Urban Meyer’s suspension and other SEC stories — including LSU’s decision to reportedly block former quarterback Justin McMillan’s transfer to another SEC school, and Sports Illustrated’s profile of Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith.

30-minute mark: I take a closer look at UGA’s outside linebackers, affectionately known as “The Wolf Pack.”

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and invite DawgNation to join us for the DawgNation Season Kickoff Thursday night at the new Kroger in Cumming, Ga.