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Kirby Smart has a different assessment of his defense this year than he had last year.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart has surprisingly different assessment of UGA defense this spring

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. 672 (March 28, 2018) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how UGA coach Kirby Smart’s description of his defense this spring is different from last year.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart has surprisingly different assessment of UGA defense this spring

Beginning of the show: Georgia’s defense was getting pushed around too much during spring practice last year, according to UGA coach Kirby Smart’s comments at the time. However, the situation has apparently been somewhat different so far this spring, and Smart’s description could be considered somewhat surprising. I’ll talk more about why on the show.

10-minute mark: Country music superstar Luke Bryan — a noted UGA fan — firmly established his “Gator hater” credentials on a recent episode of American Idol; I’ll share the audio on the show. I’ll also give some interesting reactions from some UGA fans who learned one up-and-coming Bulldogs player goes by the nickname “Gator.”

15-minute mark: The Sporting News’ Bill Bender joins the show. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Thoughts on UGA’s attempt to match its success from 2017 this season
  • Where G-Day ranks on the list of most-anticipated spring games
  • What happens with Alabama’s quarterback competition between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa
  • What UGA fans should expect from Auburn when it comes to Athens in November
  • And the chances South Carolina emerges as a threat in the SEC East

30-minute mark: I take a look at some other SEC headlines, including an update on Tagovailoa’s injured thumb, reaction to interesting comments from former Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee to The Athletic, former South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier apparently considering attending the Gamecocks’ spring game, and LSU taking a 4-star wide receiver from Tennessee’s backyard.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

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