On Wednesday, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart discussed a number of topics, including the upcoming game against Auburn, both team’s defensive lines, and his young assistant coaches. Below are his thoughts on a few of them.
Georgia (8-1, 6-1), ranked No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings on Tuesday, is set to take on Auburn (6-3, 3-3) at Sanford Stadium this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET with the ESPN set to televise the game. Georgia leads the all-time series against Auburn 58-56-8. Georgia opened as a 13.5-point favorite for its Week 10 showdown but by Wednesday the spread had moved to Georgia being a 14-to-14.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs, coming off the 34-17 win over Kentucky, are ranked No. 5 in the College Football Playoff Rankings, the Associated Press, and the Coaches’ Poll.
Smart touched on why his team spent some time in the indoor facility in practice.
“We were a little bit forced inside,” Smart said. “It was nice outside. It was wet grass, wet fields. We were half in and half out. Guys are fired up. There’s definitely a little more pep in their step playing Auburn. The pads are popping so that’s good. We’ve got to carry that into tomorrow.”
Now on to the other topics.