Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for fans of the national champion Georgia Bulldogs. 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 keep the Bulldogs on top of the college football world. On episode No. 1,775 (Sept. 9, 2022) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about why one of the things UGA coach Kirby Smart used to be criticized for might be something his rivals are now trying to copy.

Georgia football podcast: Another example how Kirby Smart stays ahead of his competition

Beginning of the show: Georgia won the national championship in 2021 by playing a complementary brand of football that called upon a high-scoring offense and the country’s top defense to work together to each unit’s benefit.

That blueprint established by Georgia coach Kirby Smart for the Bulldogs has apparently been on the mind of Ohio State -- which had a better offense than UGA last season, but a much worse defense. A recent ESPN article highlighted the ways in which the Buckeyes are trying to strike a similar balance to what the Bulldogs found last season.

I’ll discuss more on that topic on today’s show and share what Smart still wants to see from his defense this Saturday vs. Samford.

10-minute mark: I address the emergence of wide receiver Ladd McConkey as a dynamic playmaker in the Bulldogs’ passing attack.

20-minute mark: DawgNation recruiting insider Jeff Sentell joins the show to preview the visitor list for the home opener Saturday and to address how top targets felt about the Bulldogs’ dominant win vs. Oregon.

40-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including a preview of the weekend’s other top games.

End of show: I award some Golden Shoe winners and share the Gator Hater Updater and the Gator Hater Countdown.

After the show: CBS 46 meteorologist Ella Dorsey joins the Podcast Cool Down to preview Saturday’s Game Day Weather.