Georgia football kickoffs against Kentucky right now, but throughout the morning, a few experts and others questioned whether the Dawgs would overlook the Wildcats. Head coach Kirby Smart and his team don’t overlook teams, especially in November.
It doesn’t matter that the Dawgs know who they are facing off with in the SEC Championship Game — they are focused on staying undefeated in the SEC. Georgia only has sights for Kentucky today — regardless of what people suggest. It is silly to suggest that Smart wouldn’t have his team focused on the opponent ahead of them.
Has Georgia done that in the past? Maybe, but after last year’s championship run, it’s evident Smart knows how to keep his guys focused on what’s in front of them instead of three weeks away.
Georgia football is ready for war against Kentucky and doesn’t look ahead in the season.
There are two games left in the regular season — Kentucky and then Georgia Tech. After those two games, the Dawgs will focus on LSU and the SEC Championship Game. Smart isn’t going to sacrifice dropping a game in the next two weeks because he wants his team to worry about winning an SEC title. That mindset isn’t part of the Dawgs’ culture and won’t be as long as Smart stays the head coach.
The Dawgs need to go into the SEC Championship Game 12-0, so they are guaranteed a College Football Playoff spot, win or loss over the Tigers. Smart and Georgia know that, so all the focus is on beating Kentucky and taking out Georgia Tech as quickly as possible. Once both of those things happen, the Dawgs will worry about that LSU team.
After falling to them in 2019, LSU will be circled as the next team on the revenge tour, but Georgia won’t look at them until the week of that game. The Dawgs know how important it is to stay perfect because that puts them into the playoff. If they lose, it’ll give the committee reason to leave them out, and if Georgia wants to go back-to-back, that isn’t happening.