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ESPN reporter shares Kirby Smart’s behind the scenes message to Georgia Bulldogs

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edited December 2022 in Article commenting
imageESPN reporter shares Kirby Smart’s behind the scenes message to Georgia Bulldogs

ATHENS — The 2022 Georgia team has the school’s first-ever 13-0 record, but Kirby Smart told his team last year’s group had something they didn’t.

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  • VetdawgVetdawg Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The standard is motivating enough.

    Hold the line boys!

  • UGA66UGA66 Posts: 4,114 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I see, OSU's huge loss to Michigan provides impetus to win, while poor UGA won the SEC plus all seasonal games for the first time and this fete simply gutters the motivation....I see. Yep....UGA is doomed. 13-0 is a real downer. Come on. Motivation is the CFPC...and UGA is plenty motivated to that end...believe me. A perfect record and 2nd championship....nothing better...that is pure motivation. Let's quit with the psychology and jump on OSU! How's that for motivation?

  • kylnmeg10kylnmeg10 Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Motivation is, "let's beat OSU and hopefully get to show Michigan what a Joe Moore Award winner should look like". Let's go do it again. Just like how we embarrassed them and their heisman finalist last year. Worry about OSU 1st and foremost. And then let the offense and defense loose on Michigan.

  • JimWallaceJimWallace Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Kirby has the recipe.

    Go, Dawgs!

  • truthtellertruthteller Posts: 222 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited December 2022

    The truth is this. Kirby will instill the killer instinct and his team will execute.

  • GoodtimeDawgGoodtimeDawg Posts: 468 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Both of these teams are good, it comes down to which has the will and the desire to overcome the other. We have seen Georgia play with their backs to the wall this year and come out landing haymakers. I expect the same with this game against tOSU. tOSU will get punched in the mouth over and over and their softness will come through. Georgia by at least 14! GO DAWGS!

  • thadecthadec Posts: 611 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Last year's "motivation" was Metchie and Williams tearing up their knees, people. Yes, it was Alabama's fault for not having recruited more depth at WR and TE, as well as bad recruiting at OL that prevented them from being able to run the ball more effectively in response to those WR injuries. But folks, Alabama won 41-24 because they had 1st round pick talent at QB and 2 WR spots to exploit the UGA secondary, particularly since the QB was mobile enough to roll away from the interior pressure and get rid of the ball to WRs capable of separating from the DBs quickly.

    What happened in the title game wasn't the result of extra laps. Instead, the pass rush got to Young because the backup WRs couldn't separate quickly enough like the starting WRs could. Even there, Young was still able to get the ball to the WRs more often than not. The problem was the backup WRs having at least 5 drops including 2 drops in the end zone.

    Again don't flame me. UGA won because they had the better team. Building depth is part of building a team, and yes UGA had a bunch of injuries to its WRs and other positions during the season too. And as building depth is the job of coaches, let it be said that Smart, Monken and Lanning out-coached Saban, O'Brien and Golding. But the reality is that with a healthy Metchie and Williams - or even a healthy Metchie OR Williams - all that "motivation" wouldn't have mattered. The national title game score would have been about the same as the SECCG one.

  • SufferinginAtlantaSufferinginAtlanta Posts: 52 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Maybe Thadec. We’ll never know. Same as the incorrect offsides call a few years ago. It’s easy to say those things after it’s over.

  • reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,564 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    And BAMA evidently didn't recruit well enough to win their way into a playoff berth this year. Maybe next year they'll recruit better. Or you could coach em up.

    I think every coach in College Football in America (with 2 exceptions) wishes they could have BAMA's recruits to work with. No sympathy here.

  • reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,564 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    When you think about a former walk-on beating the Heisman winner, it should eliminate every excuse imaginable. Even the laughable excuse that BAMA "recruited" poorly.

  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited December 2022

    I'm telling you that we are on opposite sides of the fence going into the playoffs as compared to last season, and that can make a BIG difference. I said this in an earlier post today before this article even hit DawgNation.

    Where will the motivation come from and how long will it last? Who's hungrier - The Buckeyes, who were just as humiliated this season against Michigan as we were last season the first meeting against Bama....or the Dawgs?? Where's our fire going to come from and can it last all game?

    Buckeyes will come out super aggressive and try to control the pace of the game and the clock. Dawgs have got to exceed their fire with a BIGGER fire.

  • Cbs88Cbs88 Posts: 2 ✭ Freshman


    You don’t know football very well and your logic is impaired. Georgia smoked Florida, Auburn, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Alabama almost lost a couple of those games and struggled in the others. Alabama had those receivers in those games didn’t they? Why yes, yes they did. Georgia looked like the best team in the nation the entire season. You pick ONE game and then proceed to tell us that that particular game is the one that showed us who both teams were last year. I’m using the entire season to show you who both teams were last year. Every single game played outside of the SEC championship proved Georgia was better than Alabama. The evidence shows that Georgia had an off day.

  • GoodOlDawgGoodOlDawg Posts: 436 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited December 2022


    There’s always a reason why teams win or lose, there’s nothing new about that. No one (including you) can know what would have happened if Alabama would have had Williams and Metchie for the CFPCG. UGA didn’t have Williams and Metchie either. UGA had Freshmen receivers making touchdowns because they were ready to play when their time came. They were ready for that moment and they believed they could win.

    When two teams are very evenly matched and get the opportunity to play twice, there’s a whole lot to talk about for people who enjoy talking college football. What’s not so enjoyable is the condescending way you state your comments, as if Dawg fans are all lining up here on this site to be scorned or chastised. Starting your sentences with “But folks,” and “Look people,” and “guys,” is not only condescending but disrespectful and nauseating. Just say what you have to say and move on.


  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,360 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    🤣🤣🤣....Bravo!! Well said.

    Honestly, I couldn't read his post. I got through the first two sentences and just started laughing...and, moved on. Lol

  • kylnmeg10kylnmeg10 Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Easiest thing to say is this. Not this season. So why bring it up? Already building an excuse for OSU? This is preparing for OSU not Bama. They didn't make the playoff. So it's a moot point.

    Only motivation we need, set the Georgia standard. We win this game and the next and UGA will no longer be that team comes up short. Yes, we will have extremely high expectations going forth, but all the "they can't beat such and such" will all but fade away. Win these games for Dooley. Win these games and finally knock Bama off their mountaintop about being the standard in the SEC/rest of the country. We'd do something they've never done.

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