New Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart was hired away from his defensive coordinator position at Alabama so that he could make his alma mater a more traditional SEC program, and video of a mic’d up Smart at a recent practice suggests that his new approach is already in full swing.
Video of Smart at that practice may be seen below.
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Needless to say, there’s a new sheriff in Athens. As can be seen, Smart is very vocal and hands-on in practice, not to mention incredibly intense and competitive.
Granted, it is important to note that Smart isn’t being asked to entirely rebuild a program, especially since Georgia went 145-51 (83-37 SEC) and won two SEC titles under his predecessor Mark Richt.
However, Richt had a reputation as being very laid back and was also more offense-oriented. As a result, Georgia often struggled against tough defensive squads like Alabama and LSU.
Smart appears ready to throw that approach out the window and is going to make Georgia’s team bulldog-tough again. If that means holding practices the way he did in this video, so be it!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to UGA Athletics