Video: Kirby Smart was mic’d up at UGA practice

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.

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!

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to UGA Athletics