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Georgia and Alabama are seemingly taking different approaches to an NCAA mandate about player-directed workouts.

Georgia football podcast: UGA and Alabama are seemingly taking different approaches to an NCAA rule

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. 1,168 (April 6, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about the different approaches Georgia and Alabama are taking to an NCAA rule that mandates player training be self-directed during the coronavirus lockdown.

Georgia football podcast: UGA and Alabama are seemingly taking different approaches to an NCAA rule

Beginning of the show: Georgia coach Kirby Smart was clear to point out when he met with reporters on Tuesday that the strength and conditioning work his players are doing while away from campus for the coronavirus lockdown have to be self-directed and not led by coaches. However, one of the Bulldogs’ league rivals, Alabama, has seemingly taken a different approach. ESPN reports the Crimson Tide is being investigated for its use of Apple watches to monitor players’ physical activity. I’ll explain on today’s show why the approach UGA is taking might be superior.

10-minute mark: I’ll discuss Smart’s concerns about former players who are hoping to make NFL rosters without the benefit of UGA’s pro day or typical the typical pre-draft process.

15-minute mark: Former UGA All-American — and DawgNation analyst — Jon Stinchcomb joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • The fact that the SEC finds a way to generate controversy even during a global pandemic
  • How former UGA players should navigate the buildup to the NFL draft
  • Whether former UGA quarterback Jake Fromm would be a fit for Jon’s old team, the New Orleans Saints
  • And thoughts on UGA rising sophomore offensive lineman Clay Webb

30-minute mark: I discuss other SEC headlines including how the Masters’ new November date could impact the league’s sports calendar.

End of show: I share audio of Smart discussing how his family is dealing with the coronavirus and I refresh the Gator Hater Updater.

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