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Georgia football podcast: The one question Kirby Smart doesn’t seem to want to answer

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. 1,052 (Oct. 16, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about UGA coach Kirby Smart passing on a chance to publicly evaluate offensive coordinator James Coley with reporters this week.

Georgia football podcast: The one question Kirby Smart doesn’t seem to want to answer

Beginning of the show: Georgia coach Kirby Smart was asked twice this week to evaluate the performance of offensive coordinator James Coley. Smart passed on the opportunity both times — seemingly doubling down on the offensive philosophy that he’s employed with the Bulldogs since becoming coach in 2016. I’ll explain why Smart’s comments and actions — while not necessarily an example of great coaching — are an example of strong leadership.

10-minute mark: I discuss some stats that suggest UGA is still very much alive in the Playoff conversation — including an evaluation of what the Bulldogs defense is doing well, and where it can improve.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Mike Griffith joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • How UGA will respond to its loss
  • What it will take to make the Bulldogs offense more explosive
  • The absence of long runs from UGA’s offensive arsenal
  • And whether the Bulldogs were guilty of overlooking South Carolina

30-minute mark: I take a look at other headlines including Alabama coach Nick Saban, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields being asked about the Gamecocks’ upset of UGA. I also address the latest Heisman odds and quarterback Ryan Hilinski’s status for South Carolina’s game vs. Florida.

35-minute mark: I share audio from UGA coach Kirby Smart about how prepared he thought his team was Saturday.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater and invite DawgNation Daily listeners and viewers to joins us at Marlow’s in Dunwoody for our Marlow’s Matchup with Jon Stinchcomb Thursday night.