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Georgia football podcast: If ‘rat poison’ is real, UGA’s in good shape

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. 619 (Jan. 11, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how some of Georgia’s SEC rivals are already dealing with their share of the dreaded “rat poison.”

Georgia football podcast: If ‘rat poison’ is real, UGA’s in good shape

Beginning of the show: Nick Saban famously warned about “rat poison” earlier in the season ― the idea that too many compliments can be a distraction for a team. If that’s true, then Georgia’s in good shape because even noted SEC critic Danny Kanell is tossing the so-called “rat poison” in the direction of the Crimson Tide with some recent comments. Could the praise Alabama’s currently receiving at the expense of UGA be a motivating factor for the Bulldogs? I’ll discuss that possibility on the Thursday show and share some audio of Auburn coach Gus Malzahn giving his own team some “rat poison” in a way that a lot of UGA fans might find interesting.

10-minute mark: I update some recent UGA news, including Rashad Roundtree’s decision to step away from football, a report that another program is calling on a UGA staffer for a new job and Davin Bellamy’s attempt to cash in on his message to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield after the Rose Bowl.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Seth Emerson joins the show. Some of the topics covered include:.

  • Jacob Eason’s future destination
  • What UGA fans’ response should be to some blown calls by officials in the National Championship Game
  • What led to the Alabama comeback vs. UGA
  • Rising sophomore Andrew Thomas’ opportunity to replace senior Isaiah Wynn at left tackle
  • Wide receiver Riley Ridley’s chance to build on a breakout performance vs. the Crimson Tide
  • And a look at cornerback Deandre Baker’s NFL future

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines.

35-minute mark: I discuss Florida’s pursuit of a couple of Georgia priority recruits.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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