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George Pickens is listed among top Heisman contenders according to a leading sports book.

Georgia football podcast: It’s fun to see George Pickens getting some national attention

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. 1,119 (Jan. 28, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what the national media is saying about UGA wide receiver George Pickens.

Georgia football podcast: It’s fun to see George Pickens getting some national attention

Beginning of the show: Georgia wide receiver George Pickens’ breakout performance in the Sugar Bowl seems to have earned him some national attention. Pickens was mentioned among Heisman contenders in the latest odds from the Las Vegas SuperBook (via Brett McMurphy) and Pickens got a mention in a recent ESPN article that touched on UGA’s national title hopes. I’ll discuss more about what the new-found fame could mean for Pickens on today’s show.

10-minute mark: I discuss how new UGA quarterback Jamie Newman’s expectations for the upcoming season compare to other SEC quarterbacks.

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

  • Whether expectations are higher this season for Newman or new offensive coordinator Todd Monken
  • Whether Newman has been subjected to too much hype since transferring to UGA
  • How Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart will fill the open coaching position
  • And a look at how UGA running back Zamir White could fit into Monken’s plans

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including Bo Pelini returning to LSU as defensive coordinator, Florida reportedly adding a former five-star wide receiver from the transfer portal and a look at Tennessee fans’ excitement about five-star running back Zach Evans’ weekend visit.

35-minute mark: I react to some big talk from Florida coach Dan Mullen.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

NOTE: IF you missed Monday’s show, a link to the broadcast can be found below.