Kirby Smart Postgame Presser – Georgia vs. Charleston Southern

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Kirby Smart Postgame Presser – Georgia vs. Charleston Southern

Opening Statement 

“Let me open with the seniors, obviously. Today is a day to honor them. One of the coolest atmospheres I’ve ever been a part of in terms of honoring the seniors. I would also like to mention military appreciation day, the halftime show by the redcoat band, and all the in‐game recognition as well for the armed forces and all the vets. Just a tremendous honor to be a part of that and what they do for us in our country. I can’t say enough. We wouldn’t have a chance today to honor our seniors if it wasn’t for the military and the things they sacrifice and make for us.” 





On the Jordan Davis touchdown… 

“It was to score. I mean, we’ve been in that package the whole time. Monken (Todd Monken) just came to me and said, he’d been begging to get the ball and he and Jalen (Jalen Carter) put a lot of work in because they have to go down and go through those plays with the offense. And then we make them make up for the plays they miss with the defense. So it’s a commitment for them to go down on offense. Jalen, you know, he wanted to catch a pass so we told him, we would flex him out and let Jordan get the ball. We worked on ball security this week with him and to be honest, I didn’t think we’d get a chance. It was almost fate that you got the opportunity because we weren’t going to do it out in the middle of the field. But the opportunity arose, and those offensive coaches wanted to do it and I thought it was a great idea. I thought he handled it well.” 

On game expectations… 





“We had a really short message and talked about our book and talked about what we’re writing and what the next chapter would hold. And I told them, I wanted them to name the next chapter because I didn’t want it to be a boring or monotonous chapter, and they said send off. And that was the name of the chapter to send these guys off right at least in Sanford Stadium. And I thought they handled that well. They played to a standard and they gave a lot of guys an opportunity to play you know. If we let the team hang around and play sloppy, we don’t get to play a lot of players that deserve the right play. You know, there were probably about 10 or 15 walk‐ons that had never played a snap. And some of them have probably taken somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 reps on our practice fields and they got to play a snap because of the effort of the guys that played our standard.” 





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