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UGA coach Kirby Smart will try Saturday to become the first former Saban assistant to beat his old boss when the Bulldogs take on Alabama.

Georgia football podcast: Nick Saban’s unbeaten streak vs. former assistants is overblown

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. 1,299 (Oct. 12, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about why the significance of Alabama coach Nick Saban’s unbeaten record vs. former assistants is exaggerated by the media, and thoughts on what the Bulldogs proved in Saturday’s win vs. the Vols.

Georgia football podcast: Nick Saban’s unbeaten streak vs. former assistants is overblown

Beginning of the show: Alabama beat Ole Miss Saturday in an explosive offensive shootout. One of the subplots to the Crimson Tide’s victory over the Rebels was Alabama coach Nick Saban beating his former offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, and running his record against former assistants to 21-0.

That stat will be relevant again this week when Saban takes on Georgia and Coach Kirby Smart — who narrowly missed out on a couple chances to beat his old boss, losing on the last play of the 2017 national championship game and letting a lead slip away near the end of the 2018 SEC championship game.

I’ll explain on today’s show, though, why the significance of Saban’s record against former assistants has been exaggerated.

Five-minute mark: I discsuss what UGA proved against Tennessee ahead of Saturday’s showdown at Alabama.

10-minute mark: I discuss Smart’s evaluation of quarterback Stetson Bennett’s second game as UGA starter.

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

  • Thoughts on the Bulldogs’ offensive line play
  • A breakdown of UGA’s offense
  • The UGA defense continuing to live up to the hype
  • An opportunity to help the Stinchcomb family foundation support a great cause
  • And a humorous look at one of Jon’s statistical feats as a player that was matched Saturday

35-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC games from the weekend including Florida’s upset loss at Texas A&M.

40-minute mark: I discuss more on the Bulldogs defense.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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