There were not a lot of surprises during Kirby Smart’s post game press conference following George’s 21-0 win over the Kentucky Wildcats. Smart noted that a game like this requires patience from the players and the coaches in every aspect of the game. He felt that the team that responded best to the elements would be the team that won. Given Kentucky’s late turnovers and special-teams miscues, it is hard to argue with that.
What may be more controversial was Smart’s take on his offense, particularly the play calling. The top ‘Dawg said he feels really good about his offense, and declined to draw any judgments on some of the issues (receiver separation, winning contested balls) he highlighted for improvement last week.
All in all, when you hear how Smart chose to approach this game the water torture offensive strategy makes sense. That doesn’t mean it was the right approach just that, within the context of how Georgia conceptualized this game, you can understand why Kirby Smart might have thought it was the way to go.
Be warned, these remarks will not make you any less likely to want to call Mike Bobo, Buster Faulkner, or your own personal offensive coordinator candidate of choice. It’s going to take a better offensive output against Florida in two weeks to do that (though, bonus, Kirby previews the plan for the bye week as well). Video courtesy of the good folks at Bulldawg Illustrated. Until later...