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Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson

Podcast: One of UGA’s biggest rivals suggests SEC ‘overhyped’

Brandon Adams

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic today and 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. 432 (April 25, 2017) of the podcast, Georgia Bulldogs fans can hear:

Beginning of the show: Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson was quoted by USA Today with some comments critical of the SEC. Georgia fans might find Johnson’s words annoying, but he isn’t necessarily wrong. However, UGA — like many other high-profile SEC teams — has a chance to correct the perception of the league with its non-conference slate this season.

10 minute mark: One of the bright spots for UGA’s G-Day game was the performance of the wide receivers. I share audio from Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart about the unit and discuss what an impressive showing during spring could mean for the group this fall.

15 minute mark: DawgNation recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • UGA quarterback Jacob Eason’s performance from G-Day
  • Why 4-star linebacker Adam Anderson decommitted from Georgia
  • Whether UGA’s lack of 2018 commitments is a reason for concern
  • The latest on 4-star running back Dameon Pierce
  • The latest on 5-star running back Zamir White
  • And reaction to the dismissal of 4-star offensive lineman D’Ante Demery

35 minute mark: I take a look at some other stories from around the SEC including Florida’s recruiting relationship with 4-star quarterback Emory Jones, 3-star quarterback Jarren Williams decommitment from Kentucky, 3-star OL Rafiti Ghirmai naming LSU as his leader, LSU quarterback Danny Etling’s back surgery, and Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts’ unique motivation.

End of show: I address SEC commissioner Greg Sankey’s concerns about new recruiting rules possibly adopted in college football.

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