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Muschamp Fires First Salvo at Smart

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart addresses the media at a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Emily Selby)
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart addresses the media at a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Emily Selby)

Waking up this morning to the soothing sounds of Dave Loggins classic Masters theme reverberating through my mind and the brilliant colors of the Augusta azaleas in full bloom, today was destined to be a day of Zen-like peace and tranquility.  After all, it is Masters Week!

However, Will Muschamp decided today was not a day for tranquility and fired the first salvo in a budding rivalry with his former teammate Kirby Smart.  In Greg Ostendorf’s article posted today on ESPN.com, Muschamp is quoted as saying about facing Kirby Smart, “Honestly, I don’t really like the competition with friends and people that you’ve been with…But there’s no doubt on that day, I’m looking forward to whippin’ his ass, and he’d probably say the same thing about me.”

A Gamecock friend of mine sent me the article and the body of his e-mail was, “Looks like he still hasn’t learned how to control his mouth, I just hope he has learned how to be a head coach.”

While Coach Smart certainly feels the same way, he is probably SMART enough not to say it on the record.  This comment will likely find its way on a few bulletin boards prior to the Dawgs October 8th trek to Williams-Brice Stadium.

Greg Osendorf – ESPN Article

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Matthew “Huck” Pasek was born into a family of Georgia Bulldogs. Huck’s father, Gary, graduated from UGA in 1976 and became a high school chemistry teacher at Peachtree HS in Dunwoody, GA where he coached alongside Georgia High School football legend T. McFerrrin. Gary’s love of football, especially Georgia football, was passed along to his son. Huck lives in Belmont, NC with his wife, Whitney, and works in Financial Services Litigation. In his spare time he is an avid golfer, movie fanatic and habitual traveler to St. Simons Island with his wife “just to get away”. The moniker ImYourHuckleberry arose from his favorite movie, Tombstone, and character Doc Holiday’s famous line, “I’m Your Huckleberry”. Matthew was never one to shy away from a confrontation or debate, thus the nickname instantly stuck.