Georgia football will not be a team that provides bulletin board material to its opponents because that is not how head coach Kirby Smart runs his program. He makes sure that his players respect whoever they play each week and do not talk trash.
The Dawgs receive plenty of bulletin board material because opponents don’t use the same policy, but it doesn’t go both ways. Smart would rather be respectful and let the actions on the field be the deciding factor.
No one wins a game by talking trash about an opponent. It’s a much better tactic to be friendly and respect your opponent.
These teams that Georgia faces each year are talented programs that are good. Fans trash talk and believe their teams are the best, but that is from a surface level. When you look at these teams on the same level the team does, they are all chasing the same end goal, so in short — game respects game.
Georgia football will shower an opponent with praise instead of smack talk.
During Smart’s press conference on Monday, he gave Oregon a lot of praise. He complimented Dan Lanning for what he has done already in Eugene, OR., and as a coach. There was a Twitter discussion after the press conference, and the Oregon fan was shocked that there was no bulletin board material for the Ducks to use, and a Dawg fan quickly reminded him that isn’t how Georgia does things.
Smart opened up his press conference by discussing the end of Fall Camp. He mentioned a few other topics and closed those opening statements by praising Oregon.
"“Mario Cristobal is a good friend of mine, and he’s done a great job recruiting players to Oregon, and Dan (Lanning) has taken those guys and watching what they did in the spring game, and knowing the intensity and the organization and the leadership that Dan has, they’re going to be a hell of a team,” Smart said in his Monday press conference. “They’ve got a lot of good football players on their team.”"
He makes it a point to give his opponents credit, which is a testament to how he runs his program. Georgia is a physical, rugged, and elite program — there is no reason to stoop down a level and talk trash about another program. Oregon is a talented program with many studs on its roster. They will not be a pushover team for the Dawgs to open the season, so fans shouldn’t think they will lie down and lose.
Lanning will have his team ready for war and will do whatever it takes to beat his former boss. Neither coach will trash the other, and that is what makes college football special. Two teams are battling it out for bragging rights and starting the season 1-0. One has to win, and the other has to regroup for the rest of the season — Week 1 is always one of the best times of the season.
Saturday marks the first game of the season, and at this point, the wait is unbearable, so all this discussion will make us urn for football more. Georgia football will respect the Ducks, but once the two teams take the field, everything is fair game. I don’t think the Dawgs will be rude to Oregon by any means, but I believe that Georgia will give the Ducks a lesson.