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Winning Smart Victory Post #49 - It was a blackout & socially distanced night

Mississippi State v Georgia
Mr. Pickens has returned
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

As has been my habit for several years now, I choose a home game to attend in person each year. COVID disrupted the original plan this year, but I was tickled to have the opportunity to attend this week’s game in person along with my usual partner in crime, squillian as well as Mr. Podunkdawg and his brother who attended his first Georgia football game tonight.

Many have noted the hostility present at a Georgia home game, and despite the limited attendance, the fans made a significant difference in the game, particularly in the second half as Kirby noted in his post-game press conference. We were proud to be a part of that effort. My vocal cords are less thrilled.

It is our intention to celebrate Georgia Bulldog Football Wins whenever and wherever they occur. The ugliness of any particular win is irrelevant for the purposes of the Winning Smart Victory Post.

It is therefore my deepest honor and privilege to bring to you this week’s edition of: The Winning Smart Victory Post.

Coach Kirby Smart coached his 63rd game tonight for the Red & Black. He currently boasts a 49-14 record and a 0.7778 winning percentage, having carded his forty-ninth win overall over the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

At the identical juncture in their careers:

Vince Dooley’s 63rd game as head coach resulted in a Georgia Bulldog defeat to the Auburn Tigers in 1969. Giving Coach Dooley a record of 43-16-4 and 0.7143 percentage.

Coach Mark Richt was 51-12 (0.8095) after back to back wins over Kentucky & Georgia Tech in the 2005 season.

Sixty-three games into his head coaching career Kirby Smart is two games behind Coach Mark Richt and ahead of Coach Vince Dooley by 4 games. As of now, he is holding his own versus the two winningest coaches in Georgia Football History.

As always . . .

Go ‘Dawgs !!!