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Georgia football podcast: Kirby Smart has destroyed his critics’ favorite narrative

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edited February 2022 in Article commenting
imageGeorgia football podcast: Kirby Smart has destroyed his critics’ favorite narrative

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. 1,631 (Feb. 15, 2022) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how Georgia’s national championship is causing some to reconsider their opinion of Kirby Smart as a coach.

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    SmartsTheManSmartsTheMan Posts: 1,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yeah, the Kirby can't crowd will have to find new material.

    Fans wishing out loud is one thing. Some of the media members who were doing the same, with many hoisting even the likes of never accomplished anything on his own Dan Mullen above Kirby at every opportunity just blew my mind.

    Kirby Smart has accomplished much in only six short years as a head coach. The list of rookie coaches who've accomplished as much in their first 6 years must be a very exclusive club...

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    JimDawg85JimDawg85 Posts: 369 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Another thing to consider before making athletes employees is the fact that they are getting valuable job skills learning how to be professional athletes. isn’t that why people go to college, to prepare themselves for a future career?

    While schools don’t give degrees in football, I have thought for years that they should give some type of college credit for participation in sports on behalf of the school. Education and sports have gone hand in hand since the very beginning, training both mind and body to grow into successful and productive adults.

    These student-athletes are learning about their craft the same as fine arts students learn how to play instruments and perform. When the school sells tickets for a student concert or musical, the students aren’t getting paid. But they can earn a degree in musical performance to become a professional musician. Why can’t an athlete earn a degree in football or tennis or golf, etc in order to be a professional in sports. Certainly many professional athletes go on to earn far more money than professional musicians do.

    If college is about training young people to be professionals in other walks of life, certainly professional athletics is a career choice that many of them are making. How many recruits are coming to GA and other programs in order to get them to the league? While perhaps the majority won’t make it to the highest levels, neither do most musicians. However there are still skills they learn to allow them to pursue other professions like teaching or coaching where they can have successful careers.

    For too long the academics in higher education have looked down their noses at athletes as some sort of second class citizens in college, not wanting to recognize athletics as a career unless you are going to be a PE teacher.

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    wlaytonwlayton Posts: 12 ✭ Freshman

    BA, loving the podcast through YouTube, getting the hour plus broadcast versus the 48 min version on Dawgnation. Also ordered the book and looking forward to getting it. GO DAWGS!!

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