Kirby on Special Teams: “I was scared to death”

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Kirby on Special Teams: “I was scared to death”

Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship
(Photo by Steven Colquitt)

Kirby Smart has expressed his apprehension about UGA’s special teams since the earliest days of his tenure. Now, at least, he can say that progress has been made.


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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.

2 responses on “Kirby on Special Teams: “I was scared to death”

  1. Bulldawg Bob2

    I am with Coach Smart here. Special teams make me nervous going into 2016, which let’s face it is a carry over from the last couple of years.

    Outside of Isaiah McKenzie returning punts for Georgia, last year’s special teams were a crap shoot.

    Reggie Davis would have a nice punt return, he did return one for a TD against the Vols, but then he would follow that up with a not-so-good, cringe worthy play.

    Kicking and punting were both inconsistent as well.

    Hopefully, with more focus and attention on special teams, those concerns along with the cringe worthy mistakes will be things of the past and special teams can be a strength of this 2016 Georgia team

  2. eddie_smith

    BD_illustrated As fans we were scared to death on every special teams play the last 3 seasons, so expectations are low.