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UGA safety Richard LeCounte returned to the Bulldogs heavily motivated for his senior season.

Georgia football podcast: Richard LeCounte says UGA on ‘mission’ pursuing national championship

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. 1,260 (Aug. 17, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what UGA safety Richard LeCounte said about his team’s preparation and his personal focus as practices begin.

Georgia football podcast: Richard LeCounte says UGA on ‘mission’ pursuing national championship

Beginning of the show: Georgia begins practice Monday with expectations high as ever despite the weirdness of the cornavirus still lingering around the program — like all facets of American life. I’ll explain on today’s show why the goal of a national championship might provide the necessary motivation for the players to maintain proper health and safety protocols as they prepare for the upcoming season. I’ll also share audio of what UGA safety Richard LeCounte said on that  topic.

10-minute mark: I discuss a testy exchange between UGA coach Kirby Smart and a reporter over Todd Monken’s role in overhauling the Bulldogs offense.

15-minute mark: DawgNation analyst — and former UGA All-American — Jon Stinchcomb joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • The expected changes for the UGA offense under Monken and Smart’s comments on the topic
  • The leadership provided by UGA players such as LeCounte
  • A preview of the Bulldogs quarterback competition involving transfers Jamie Newman and JT Daniels as well as redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis, returning backup Stetson Bennett and newcomer Carson Beck

35-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including a preview of Monday’s schedule announcement, reaction to the rumored dispute between SEC coaches after the additional opponents were recently announced and some thoughts on the viral photo of Alabama students ignoring social distancing guidelines.

40-minute mark: I discuss the latest status on some key UGA injuries.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

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