Kirby Smart takes the stage at SEC Media Days today
Georgian football takes the stage today at SEC Media Days, and as head coach of the defending national champion, Kirby Smart might be the most anticipated coach to discuss his team.
The first two days saw plenty of talk about the Dawgs attack, Stetson Bennett and even a few reporters predicting upsets.
Now that the big man takes the stage, hopefully these individuals will see more clearly than they did on Monday and Tuesday.
While Georgia lost a lot of talent in the NFL Draft, that doesn’t mean they’ll fall in 2022. The Dawgs could do the exact opposite. Alabama and Clemson are two of the programs that continue to compete each year, but Georgia will be the third.
Smart and his Dawgs aren’t blockbuster wonders, no, they’re building something special in Athens, and Wednesday will give some insight into that. He won’t reveal too much, but Smart knows how talk season works, so he should provide the show we’ve all been waiting for this week. A lot of those coaches have been good, but I’m waiting for Smart to drop a zinger to make the buzz.
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart will likely steal the show at SEC Media Days.
His press conference will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET as he will be the second coach to speak after Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman. The stage should be good and warmed up for Smart after Pittman’s lap, so it should be a fun morning in Atlanta.
The topics of NIL and the like will likely be something Smarts gets a lot of questions about, but after seeing what the Classic City Collective announced earlier this week, it looks like he has a great answer.
Not to mention the amount of buzz surrounding it and the Texas High School Coaches Association convention where he discussed NIL deals and how it is changing college football.
Smart will likely be asked about his thoughts, and thankfully he’ll give them away. This simplicity is what fans love most about him, so it will be exciting to see how he chooses to respond to it.
Discussions about the return of Bennett and the others will be moot. These reporters will want to know if Georgia has the talent – newsflash, they do.
Smart should have a lot to talk about because the Dawgs are champions and people want to know if this could happen again. Some media outlets suggest other SEC East programs could beat the Dawgs, but Smart’s squad isn’t like former head coach Mark Richt’s. They reloaded.
Bennett, Nolan Smith and Sedrick Van Pran are the three players who will be in Atlanta with Smart, and I don’t think there are three best guys for the job.
Smith is a defensive leader, Van Pran is a staple on offense, and of course Bennett is a hot topic, so you let him defend. He’ll have a chip on his shoulder, but that’s okay. Bennett thrives under such pressure.
Georgia has a big group heading to Atlanta for SEC Media Days, so stay tuned for our coverage of today’s events. Who knows, Smart and his players might steal the show and show other SEC teams how to do SEC Media Days properly.