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UGA coach Kirby Smart challenged newcomers to the program to mature quickly as SEC play begins this Saturday.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart challenges young UGA players to ‘grow up fast’

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. 773 (Sept. 3, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what Kirby Smart said about some of UGA’s young players Saturday.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart challenges young UGA players to ‘grow up fast’

Beginning of the show: UGA played a lot of young players Saturday vs. Austin Peay, and after the game UGA coach Kirby Smart said he needs those guys to “grow up fast” as the Bulldogs get ready to begin their SEC schedule this weekend vs. South Carolina. I’ll talk on today’s show about why the Gamecocks — despite being a big underdog — can present some challenges for UGA.

10-minute mark: I share what’s happening Around the Dawg House presented by Pella Window and Door — including transfer wide receiver Demetris Robertson scoring a touchdown on his first touch for UGA and freshman running back James Cook, who faces a suspension after a targeting call in the fourth quarter.

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

  • The odd decision to shorten the fourth quarter Saturday
  • Cook’s first half suspension vs. South Carolina
  • Freshman cornerback Tyson Campbell earning a start in his first game
  • And reaction to DawgNation’s reporting on the Eargle family from Austin Peay and the money raised by UGA fans in support of a great cause

30-minute mark: I discuss some SEC headlines including LSU’s win vs. Miami, Alabama coach Nick Saban’s rant against ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor, Auburn’s victory against Washington, and a banner day for the SEC — with the exception of Tennessee’s loss to West Virginia.

35-minute mark: I congratulate the UGA defense for preserving a shutout Saturday, and honor it as the RS Andrews Cool Under Pressure performer for Saturday.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.