Kirby Smart has been able to quickly turn around the Georgia football program, leading the Bulldogs to the No. 1 ranking in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season.
It was a bit of a surprise to some that the Bulldogs were given the edge over Alabama, where Smart served as defensive coordinator before leaving to be head coach in Athens, but don’t think the news is getting to anyone’s head.
Smart was discussing the No. 1 ranking on Wednesday when he said that it meant nothing. In fact, the head coach believes the top ranking is more of a distraction than anything for the players.
From Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald:
UGA coach Kirby Smart on the No. 1 CFP ranking: "It really means nothing right now. It’s really nothing more than a distraction.”
— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) November 1, 2017
It looks like Smart learned a thing or two when it comes to answering these kinds of questions from his old mentor Nick Saban, don’t you think?
While Smart doesn’t want the news getting to anyone’s head, the Bulldogs are in a great position. Undefeated and in the No. 1 spot, UGA is in clear control of its own destiny. If Georgia can reach the SEC Championship game undefeated, where they will likely face Alabama, they will likely reach the playoff even with a loss.
It’s a good time to be a ‘Dawg.