Kirby: Playing annually in Jax is a recruiting disadvantage

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Kirby: Playing annually in Jax is a recruiting disadvantage

Kirby Smart - UGA vs. Samford - Athens, GA, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
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Kirby Smart was asked about the advantages/disadvantages of playing Florida in Jacksonville every year during his Monday press conference. The Georgia coach, true to form, said that the only disadvantage that he sees is losing a home recruiting opportunity every other year.
“I think it is what it is. The biggest disadvantage, advantage to me is the recruiting aspect. I’ve always said you lose a great opportunity once every other year, and you figure in your state you’re going to have a hundred top players. Every four years they’re in high school, there’s two opportunities to bring them to a big game, to an environment that would be second to none. You lose that opportunity. You don’t get that opportunity. They also lose that opportunity. So the both of us, if anything, that’s the impact. I don’t think it’s an impact on the outcome of the game. I don’t think it’s an impact on anything other than the fact you lose an opportunity at a good chance to recruit prospects and have them on your campus.”



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