Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs meets with head coach Dan Mullen of the Florida Gators after a game at TIAA Bank Field on October 30, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (James Gilbert/Getty Images/TNS)

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart has made life tough for UGA’s biggest rivals

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. 1,707 (June 7, 2022) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about why being a coach of a rival program competing against Georgia’s Kirby Smart has proven to be a difficult challenge.

Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart has made life tough for UGA’s biggest rivals

Beginning of the show: Georgia coach Kirby Smart has been on a remarkable run of success in recent seasons -- culminating in the 2021 national championship. Along the way, he’s also racked up a number of wins against the Bulldogs’ biggest rivals as well. I’ll explain on today’s show why, in the zero-sum game of college football, Smart’s wins may have cost a number of coaches their jobs, and why more names could be added to that list this year.

15-minute mark: I discuss the changed perception around UGA’s rivalry with Florida over the last year, and discuss what might need to happen for the game to regain its stature.

20-minute mark: DawgNation’s Connor Riley joins the show.

40-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including big questions facing Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Missouri ahead of the upcoming season.

End of show: I award a “best of” Golden Shoe to a previous Golden Shoe winner and share the Gator Hater Updater and the Gator Hater Countdown.

NOTE: The Podcast Cool Down will return in its normal format Monday when I return from vacation.

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