Georgia football found its method of madness last season, leading to the first national championship in four decades. Now that head coach Kirby Smart knows what it takes, why would he change things moving forward?
While every year presents a new team with new personalities and players, having the same kind of standards is a good practice. Smart knows that having a disciplined team that doesn’t allow itself to get complacent is an excellent start to success.
Georgia’s ability to play as one in 2021 also helped get them over the hump. It doesn’t matter if Georgia won it all — 2022 presents a clean slate.
The Dawgs don’t need to listen to the outside noise because when it does, complacency happens. Hard work equals success — if anyone knows how to bring that out of a team, it’s Smart.
Georgia football will keep the same success mantra in 2022.
Smart laid out the method of madness perfectly in an earlier press conference.
"We started this thing off last year with the quote: Success comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Well, we embraced that last year,” Smart said in a press conference this offseason. “Guess what? That doesn’t change. For our team, it’s embedded in what we do.”"
Having that mindset embedded into the program’s core lets the players know what to expect.
Georgia will have a target on its back this season, so there can be no slip-ups if the Dawgs want to win back-to-back national championships. While that task will be tough to accomplish, having the right mindset is the first step.
So far this Fall Camp, the Dawgs are focusing on themselves and avoiding complacency. With just 10 days left until the Oregon game, it’s go-time — there is no room for any outside noise. Georgia football will be ready for that matchup in Atlanta, and the 2021 national championship season will be the last thing on their mind.
Smart needs to keep this success model because it works and will keep working as long as the recruiting and teams keep buying into the culture.