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David Paschall has covered Georgia football for decades at the Chattanooga Times-Free Press. He joins the podcast to reflect on just how much sports media has changed over the years, and the media's own role in a demise that includes dramatically reduced access to the teams and players they cover.
Paschall also gives his take on the mammoth Sept. 4 matchup in Charlotte between Clemson and Georgia. He remembers traveling to Death Valley in 2003 and watching the Bulldogs romp 30-0. A lot has changed since, with the Tigers now one of the supreme beings in college football and Georgia trying to ascend to the perch Clemson has enjoyed.
Dayne Young works for Rivals site UGASports.com and the PR department for Georgia's school of journalism. Young once worked as a TV sports anchor but got out of the business when he realized how few people watch the evening newscasts anymore. He adapted to new ideas and now is a major part of his site's expanded digital presence, which includes regular video podcasts with former Georgia coach Jim Donnan.
Young reacts to the latest wave of attrition that has affected the Bulldogs with Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith having undergone surgery. He has some doubts about JT Daniels' ability to guide Georgia's injury-addled offense to enough points to win the showdown in Charlotte, but he thinks the Bulldogs' defensive front might be the most talented and deepest in the country.