Would you like to receive DawgNation news alerts? Excellent! News alerts will be displayed in your browser.
Curtis Compton/AJC
UGA linebacker Roquan Smith won the Butkus Award this week.

Georgia football podcast: Some UGA fans unhappy about Roquan Smith’s national award snubs

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 return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 595 (Dec. 8, 2017) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith missing out on some national awards.

Georgia football podcast: Some UGA fans unhappy about Roquan Smith’s national award snubs

Beginning of the show: Georgia’s Roquan Smith picked up the Butkus Award earlier this week in recognition for being the country’s top linebacker. However, Smith did not win either the Bednarik Award or the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation’s top defensive players. Some UGA fans were unhappy with the snubs. On the Friday show I’ll explain why Smith being overlooked fits into a growing narrative around the College Football Playoff in which UGA is receiving less national attention than its Rose Bowl opponent, Oklahoma, and the other two teams in the playoff: Clemson and Alabama.

10-minute mark: I discuss the departure of UGA linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer, who is expected to become Tennessee defensive coordinator.

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

  • How Sherrer’s departure impacts 5-star defensive end Brenton Cox
  • When Cox plans to take official visit to UGA
  • How new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt could influence 4-star athlete Alontae Taylor’s decision
  • What 5-star offensive lineman Cade Mays thinks of the Pruitt hire
  • UGA’s aggressive attempt to show 5-star quarterback Justin Fields attention
  • Georgia’s chances with 5-star defensive end Micah Parsons
  • A preview of a big weekend of official visitors to Athens, including 4-star offensive lineman Trey Hill
  • The possibility UGA could sign an unprecedented total of 5-star prospects

35-minute mark: I discuss some other SEC headlines, including Pruitt’s decision to stay on as Alabama defensive coordinator through the playoff, the possible replacement for Pruitt with the Crimson Tide, likely candidates to join Pruitt at Tennessee, Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway’s reported decision to sign with an agent, and some Auburn fans who want to make a big change to the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.

End of show: I update the Gator Hater Countdown.

For the Thursday (Dec. 7) show, click here.

The video version of DawgNation Daily can be found here.

You can find older episodes of the show by clicking https://www.dawgnation.com/collection/dawgnation-daily-podcast

DawgNation Daily is available for download in the iTunes store. https://itun.es/us/mN-T9.c

We have a new way to comment on our DawgNation stories. To do so, you must be a registered user on the DawgNation forum. If you haven’t registered, please go to the Forum homepage on DawgNation and look for “register” on the right side.