Maurice Smith chose to follow Kirby Smart to Georgia as a graduate transfer. Of course, his attempt to transfer was initially blocked by Alabama head coach Nick Saban, but Smith eventually prevailed. In his post-scrimmage press conference, Kirby Smart was asked about the progress Maurice Smith has made picking up the new system.
He has picked up the scheme well. Probably, the toughest transition for him is special teams because things aren’t exactly the same. He was a large contributor on special teams there last year and he has filled some good roles for us there. He has worked at the nickel spot, he has worked at the corner spot, he is picking up the defense really easily, and been able to communicate with the other players.