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Alabama coach Nick Saban might need a UGA loss in the SEC championship game to preserve the Crimson Tide's Playoff chances.

Georgia football podcast: Kirk Herbstreit explains why Nick Saban will root against UGA

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. 1,081 (Nov. 26, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about why ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit thinks Alabama coach Nick Saban will be rooting against UGA to win the SEC championship game.

Georgia football podcast: Kirk Herbstreit explains why Nick Saban will root against UGA

Beginning of the show: Georgia is preparing for a showdown with LSU in the SEC championship game, and Alabama coach Nick Saban will be cheering for the Tigers in the matchup according to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit. A UGA win against LSU would damage the Crimson Tide’s Playoff hopes. I’ll explain on today’s show why disappointing Saban should make a potential SEC championship game win even sweeter for UGA fans.

10-minute mark: I share audio of UGA coach Kirby Smart discussing the upcoming game with Georgia Tech, and his thoughts on Bulldogs safety Richard LeCounte — who has emerged as an important playmaker for UGA’s defense.

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

  • A look at why 5-star linebacker Noah Sewell chose Oregon over UGA
  • A recap of 5-star tight end Darnell Washington’s unexpected visit to UGA for the Texas A&M game
  • A preview of 4-star defensive lineman Zykeivous Walker’s upcoming commitment decision
  • An explanation for 2021 defensive back Bralyn Oliver’s de-commitment from UGA

35-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including a preview of Tuesday’s College Football Playoff top 25 announcement, thoughts on the upcoming Iron Bowl and a look at why LSU coach Ed Orgeron apologized for his comments about Arkansas.

40-minute mark: I share audio from Orgeron and LSU quarterback Joe Burrow that seemingly indicates they’re not thinking much about their upcoming matchup with UGA yet.

End of show: I briefly discuss the UGA basketball team’s loss to Dayton and share the Gator Hater Updater.