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Former NFL defensive end Chuck Smith recently offered praise for UGA linebacker Nolan Smith.

Georgia football podcast: Pass rush specialist says ‘I love me some Nolan Smith’

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. 1,023 (Sept. 5, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what pass rush specialist Chuck Smith said about UGA linebacker Nolan Smith, and the Bulldogs attempt to upgrade their pass rush this season.

Georgia football podcast: Pass rush specialist says ‘I love me some Nolan Smith’

Beginning of the show: Georgia has a stated goal to improve its Havoc Rate this season. One of the key havoc components is rushing the passer, and Chuck Smith — former NFL defensive end and personal trainer — has strong opinions on what it’s going to take for the Bulldogs to improve in this area, and why freshman linebacker Nolan Smith might help lead the way. I’ll share audio of Smith’s comments on today’s show. (To hear the full interview, begin listening at the 1:02-mark of Wednesday’s video edition of DawgNation Daily.)

10-minute mark: I discuss UGA right tackle Isaiah Wilson’s injury.

15-minute mark: Former UGA quarterback David Greene joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • David’s explanation of what he sees from UGA quarterback Jake Fromm at the line of scrimmage
  • Reaction to the Bulldogs’ win vs. Vanderbilt
  • Thoughts on backup quarterack Stetson Bennett ahead of what could be his Bulldogs’ debut Saturday vs. Murray State
  • A discussion of legendary former UGA coach and athletic director Vince Dooley — who’ll have the field at Sanford Stadium named in his honor during a ceremony Saturday
  • And a preview of an autograph signing with former Bulldogs running back Robert Edwards at Tailgate Apparel this Saturday in Athens, Ga.

25-minute mark: I discuss wide receiver Kearis Jackson’s injury.

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including some big talk from a couple SEC players ahead of high-profile non-conference games on Saturday.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.