Video/Transcript: Kirby Smart Postgame Press Conference

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Video/Transcript: Kirby Smart Postgame Press Conference

Opening statement …   

“I’m proud of our guys today. That was a really physical football team we played. Every single time we play them it’s just tough. They play tough, hard‐nose football. They do a tremendous job in all three phases. They don’t make many mistakes, and when you have a team like that, you have to beat them methodically. It’s tough, they have a really good football team. Proud of our guys. I thought our DNA showed through. Our DNA continues to repeatedly show up – composure, connection, resiliency, and toughness – those qualities come through in this team. At halftime, nobody was panic, nobody was nervous. It’s a physical football game and we’re going to stay aggressive, keep coming at them. Give them a lot of credit, they have a good football team, but I’m proud of our guys and the way so many players have risen up and rose to the occasion.” 





On offensive coordinator Todd Monken and his game plan … 

“I think he’s done an incredible job. When you think about the guys he’s had in, I mean he’s taken tight ends, made them multiple, he’s taken backs (running backs), he’s taken wide‐outs that weren’t necessarily early season starters and done a really good job.  When you think about it, he’s called the game with players ‐‐  not plays, but players. When you dial up 19 and 84, and 4, 3, those guys continue to make plays, and 5. He does a good job of keeping defenses off balance.” 





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