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Dawg Sports Live: Is Tykee Smith The Answer to UGA’s Secondary Worries? What Should We Expect From the O-Line?

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Wednesday looked bleak for Bulldog Nation. The day started out with news that George Pickens has torn his ACL. The bit of awfulness was followed up with the Lady Dogs losing to Oregon in the second round of the Women’s NCAA Tournament. It looked like one of the worst days for UGA supporters in a long time, but it ended with what might be some good news for the Georgia Football team.

What does a West Virginia transfer have to do with UGA? Well, potentially a lot. Smith is not transferring due to a lack of playing time. The rising Junior has started every game in his two years at WVU, and he was a third-team AP all-american last season. Oh, and the guy who molded the 5’11” 190 pounder out of Philadelphia from a raw three-star recruit into one of the best free safeties in college football is now the defensive backs coach in Athens. That would be Jahmile Addae, and if he can bring Smith to the Classic City it would immensely improve Georgia’s 2021 National Title hopes overnight.

We took a quick look at his highlights and provided a little commentary.

If it’s worth anything, Lewis Cine retweeted Smith’s transfer announcement and Zamir White replied to it with a “fingers crossed” emoji. Smith himself also retweeted this video. Is he tipping his hand early? Or is he just hyping up his profile and recruitment? Only time will tell....

In addition to checking out Smith, we also recently continued our Dawg Sports Live Spring Position Previews by taking a look at the offensive line. We took a look at the differences between what Todd Monken and Matt Luke ask of their offensive lineman in comparison to how the unit operated under Sam Pittman, and discussed how the ability to pull and get out on the edge may influence who ultimately wins the position battles up front. It’s going to be fascinating to see how the starting five shakes out over spring and fall camp.

So, who do you think we will see in the trenches when the Dawgs line up across from the Clemson Tigers in Charlotte?

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