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UGA coach Kirby Smart credited the crowd from the Notre Dame game among other factors that helped produce the nation's No. 1 recruiting class.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart credits fans for UGA’s No. 1 recruiting class

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. 1,126 (Feb. 6, 2020) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what UGA coach Kirby Smart said the fans’ role was in helping the Bulldogs secure the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart credits fans for UGA’s No. 1 class

Beginning of the show: Georgia finished the 2020 recruiting cycle with the nation’s No. 1 class for the second time in the last three seasons. Certainly UGA coach Kirby Smart’s tireless efforts helped lead to that success, but when Smart spoke to reporters Wednesday he also credited the fans for creating an atmosphere around the program that’s attractive for players. I’ll discuss more about what Smart said on National Signing Day on today’s show.

10-minute mark: I’ll discuss some of the position groups helped most by the Bulldogs during the late period before National Signing Day.

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

  • Smart’s assessment of how new offensive coordinator Todd Monken and new quarterback Jamie Newman fit into to what is expected to be a new-look offense for the Bulldogs
  • The status of UGA’s open coaching position
  • A look at one of the surprise additions to the Bulldogs Signing Day haul, three-star prospect Cameron Kinnie
  • And reaction to another disastrous UGA basketball loss

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including the ongoing drama with five-star South Carolina commit Jordan Burch, Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow reportedly entering the transfer portal, a bad day for Florida on National Signing Day and a viral celebration from Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz after three-star defensive back Ennis Rakestraw revealed to him he’d be signing with the Tigers.

35-minute mark: I discuss Smart’s remarks from Wednesday that were widely considered an explanation of why five-star running back Zach Evans isn’t in UGA’s class.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.

NOTE: If you missed Wednesday’s National Signing Day show, a link can be found below.