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UGA defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter is confident heading into Notre Dame.

Georgia football podcast: No ‘smack talk’ from UGA defense, but plenty of confidence

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 discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC and break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news. On episode No. 529 (Sept. 7, 2017) of the podcast, Georgia Bulldogs fans can hear a discussion about some UGA defensive stars’ thoughts about Notre Dame.

Georgia football podcast: No ‘smack talk’ from UGA defense, but plenty of confidence

Beginning of the show: Georgia safety Dominick Sanders and defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter recently were outspoken about their desire to see the UGA defense prove itself on the big stage provided by the Notre Dame game on Saturday night. On today’s show, I’ll explain why the comments from Sanders and Ledbetter don’t quite rise to the level of being “smack talk,” but they do demonstrate some necessary confidence.

10-minute mark: I share audio from UGA coach Kirby Smart, who gives his thoughts on the Notre Dame offense.

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

  • UGA quarterback Jake Fromm’s demeanor going into his first start
  • What enabled Fromm’s success vs. Appalachian State
  • The role Jacob Eason will play if he travels with the team to South Bend, Ind.
  • The chances sophomore wide receiver Riley Ridley makes a major impact on the game
  • Seth’s thoughts on the comments from Sanders and Ledbetter
  • Potential changes to UGA’s offensive line
  • The chances defensive back Aaron Davis plays Saturday

30-minute mark: I take a look at some of the top games on this weekend’s SEC schedule.

35-minute mark: I share a comment from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who was critical of UGA recruiting.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown and preview the DawgNation invasion live from Chicago, Ill., on Friday.

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