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An ESPN writer recently had a comment about UGA's national title drought while praising the program for having one of the nation's best coaching jobs.

Georgia football podcast: ESPN gives UGA a backhanded compliment

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. 1,213 (June 10, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what an ESPN writer said about where the UGA coaching job ranks among the country’s best jobs and what was described as an “embarrassing” national championship drought.

Georgia football podcast: ESPN gives UGA a backhanded compliment

Beginning of the show: An ESPN writer recently pointed out two things that most Georgia fans are well aware of. It was written this week that the UGA job is among the best coaching jobs in America because of the resources available to anyone lucky enough to coach the Bulldogs, and it was also stated that the inability to utilize those resources to win a national championship since 1980 is, as the ESPN writer put it, “embarrassing.”

Bulldogs fans might not use such a strong word to describe the drought, but supporters of UGA are typically the most keenly aware of just how long it is since their favorite team was on top of the sport.

I’ll explain on today’s show why UGA coach Kirby Smart’s willingness to embrace all the pressure that comes with being the UGA coach is a good thing, and discuss why UGA’s long stretch without a championship is possibly characterized differently than some other well-known title droughts.

10-minute mark: I discuss the two UGA baseball players who could be selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday.

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

  • An update on the ongoing discussions around college football regarding how much social distancing we could see in stadiums this fall
  • The start of voluntary workouts for UGA players
  • And Mike’s interview with UGA basketball point guard Sahvir Wheeler

30-minute mark: I take a look at the teams who’ll play the nation’s toughest schedules according to ESPN’s Football Power index

35-minute mark: I share Smart’s comments on how the program is handling the “voluntary” workouts.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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