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Georgia's Kirby Smart is the sixth-best college football coach according to the Associated Press' Ralph Russo.

Georgia football podcast: An example why Kirby Smart is probably still an underrated coach

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. 1,154 (March 17, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about where UGA coach Kirby Smart ranks among other names on the list of college football’s top coaches according to one national writer.

Georgia football podcast: An example why Kirby Smart is probably still an underrated coach

Beginning of the show: Georgia’s Kirby Smart is the sixth-best coach in college football according to the Associated Press’ Ralph Russo — who shared his list for fun on Twitter this week. I’ll explain on today’s show why Smart’s probably underrated at that spot, and why the caricature of Smart as primarily a recruiter first and coach second is probably an incorrect appraisal.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • How four-star running back Evan Pryor’s Ohio State commitment impacts the Bulldogs puruit of running backs for the 2021 class
  • The value of running backs and the rushing offense in Todd Monken’s new-look offense
  • What new offensive line coach Matt Luke brings to the table
  • How Luke’s success recruiting offensive linemen will aid running back recruiting
  • And the challenges of working from home during the social distancing period

30-minute mark: I take a look at the other SEC coaches on Russo’s list including Alabama’s Nick Saban, LSU’s Ed Orgeron, Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, Mississippi State’s Mike Leach and Gus Malzahn from Auburn.

End of show: I thank DawgNation Daily listeners for tolerating some minor changes to the show while I’m recording from home and I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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