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Georgia football podcast: The thing all UGA Playoff predictions seemingly have in common

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 cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to keep the Bulldogs on top of the SEC. On episode No. 761 (August 15, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what some national media members have said about UGA’s Playoff chances.

Georgia football podcast: The thing all UGA Playoff predictions seemingly have in common

Beginning of the show: Georgia has been picked to return to the College Football Playoff by a number of media members this offseason, but those projections seem to come with an asterisk. The conventional wisdom appears to be UGA can make the Playoff if the SEC can repeat last year’s feat and get two teams in the postseason. However, virtually no one has gone on record to suggest UGA can knock off Alabama and be the top team in the league. I’ll explain on today’s show why that brand of common thinking might be incorrect.

10-minute mark: I discuss the latest details on Tyrique McGee’s knee injury and mention a cryptic tweet from 4-star defensive back Tyrique Stevenson.

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

  • the fascinating comments from UGA safety Richard LeCounte responding to the so-called “tough love” he’s gotten from Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart
  • Mike’s thoughts on McGee’s injury
  • A discussion about wide receiver Demetris Robertson’s role in UGA’s offense
  • Smart’s challenge to defensive tackle Julian Rochester to be a “difference maker” this season
  • And more information on freshman offensive lineman Cade Mays — who was seen with the No. 1 offensive line at left guard Tuesday

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines including sudden quarterback attrition at LSU, Alabama running back Najee Harris’ knee injury, the chances Mississippi State could be an SEC “dark horse,” and an odd opinion from a Tennesse writer about the Vols’ winless SEC mark last season.

35-minute mark: I take a closer look at UGA defensive tackle Tyler Clark.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and mention college football writer Pete Fiutak’s negative appraisal of UGA.