Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart knows that a good culture is a piece of what produces success. The Dawgs have one of the best cultures in college football right now, and after this week, it’s hard not to see it. At one point, Alabama was king of culture and while the Tide is still widely respected, what Georgia has right now is flat-out better than what Alabama does.
Alabama fell to Tennessee last week, and we all know the situation that allegedly happened after it. Those kinds of things don’t usually occur with the Tide because of their culture and discipline. However, it did, which gives the Dawgs the culture title.
Head coach Nick Saban’s comments about the entire situation didn’t seem like him at all, and while everyone is entitled to their own opinion — he handled it poorly to us. We don’t know what will happen until after it does because those things get handled internally. Georgia addresses discipline issues internally too, but at the same time, the Dawgs’ don’t have this kind of problem.
Georgia football has the best culture in the country
Smart holds his guys accountable for their actions. He tests their mental fortitude to build that culture of staying focused and disciplined. Georgia averages four penalties a game right now. There has been one trash-talking incident, but it’s evident that was a one-time thing.
Players know when they come to the University of Georgia, they will be held to a certain standard every single day they are on campus. To wear Red and Black is a privilege that not all are ready to take on, but for those who do take it on turn out to be elite men on and off the field.
Georgia’s culture is what teams are starting to mirror theirs after, and some will say well, Saban taught him. Yes, Saban did get Smart’s career started and instilled a lot of these practices into him, but right now, Smart is the one who still has that with his program. I’m not sure what is going on with Alabama. They still have a great culture, but it isn’t the same as it was. This post isn’t a dig at the Tide. We’re praising Georgia for being disciplined and having an unbreakable culture.
The Dawgs respect their head coach, so they sacrifice so much to get to this level. Georgia prepares and practices harder than most. That work ethic, respect and discipline are parts of the recipe for success.
Smart knows each team has different personalities that won’t always match, but this group has bought into the success. It’s still a work in progress because of the youth on this team, but they have the culture to give them that backbone — the one that finds ways to win. This group is special in its own way, and halfway through the season. They have the culture and attitude to win it all again if they continue to play like they are.