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A veteran college football writer says other programs are trying to match UGA in its aggressive approach to non-conference scheduling.

Georgia football podcast: UGA’s aggressive scheduling has ‘changed everything’ for college football

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. 1,409 (March 31, 2021) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how UGA’s aggressive philosophy has quickly been copied by other programs.

Georgia football podcast: UGA’s aggressive scheduling has ‘changed everything’ for college football

Beginning of the show: Georgia’s trip to Notre Dame in 2017 was a galvanizing moment for college football administrators who’ve been looking to replicate the success of the Bulldogs’ non-conference series with the Irish by upgrading their own schedules according to Tony Barnhart, who appeared Wednesday on SEC Country Live.

I’ll discuss on today’s show more on the topic of how UGA — which added another Power Five home-and-home series with Louisville this week — has influenced other programs’ scheduling philosophies.

10-minute mark: I discuss UGA reaching in to Australia to find its next punter.

15-minute mark: I share audio of UGA defensive lineman Travon Walker discussing his role for 2021 and why sophomore defensive lineman Jalen Carter has impressed him.

20-minute mark: Former UGA wide receiver Terrence Edwards joins the show to discuss the outlook for wide receiver Jermaine Burton now that his knee injury sustained in practice Tuesday isn’t as serious as first feared.

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including former Florida defensive back Marco Wilson’s lack of contrition for his shoe-throwing incident that cost the Gators a win vs. LSU and the NCAA getting grilled over amateurism issues in front of the United States Supreme Court.

35-minute mark: Dr. Brad Register, a former UGA letterman and Athens-based orthopedic surgeon, joins the show to discuss the recent injuries to Burton and UGA wide receiver George Pickens.

End of show: I award a Golden Shoe winner and update the Gator Hater Countdown.

After the show: I take questions and comments as part of the Podcast Cool Down.

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