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Luckily this article won’t give you a paper cut.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Missouri John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

This may come as a surprise to some, but sometimes football coaches can be mean.

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart was quite animated during yesterday’s practice. Some of his quotes, if they were able to be recorded, wouldn’t have been fit for print.

There’s a good reason that Coach Smart was lighting into the defense - with Ole Miss looming on Saturday the team will face the spread once again. Here’s Smart on the task:

“So you can either die a real slow death with little paper cuts, or go after them and be aggressive,” Smart said. “And that’s the dilemma that we face with coaches: Which one do we do. It’s hard.”

Needless to say, the Rebels will pose a tough test.

One bright spot for the offense, however, is that Sony Michel is now back to normal. That’s good, and so is the fact that Nick Chubb’s health isn’t an issue. Both will likely see ample opportunities on Saturday.

A lot of focus has been on the quarterback situation, for good reason. However, after missing two field goals against Missouri, William Ham is now facing some competition during practice from Rodrigo Blankenship. For a team with a very small margin of error, points will be at a premium and missed kicks always hurt.

Isaiah McKenzie was named fourth most unstoppable force in college football by Pro Football Focus. I think that’s something Georgia opponents, especially Missouri, would agree with. PFF said McKenzie may be the best screen weapon in the country right now.

One fun fact you may not know of is Lorenzo Carter’s musical talent. The current pass-rusher was once the first chair in middle school.

“My parents always pushed a balance, to make sure you always have a balance of school, athletics and some type of music,” Carter said. “My whole family has some kind of musical talent. So I had to pick something up.”

Hopefully there will be a reason for some sweet music on Saturday.

‘Til next time... Go Dawgs!