Rumors surrounding Georgia football have been wild this week, with the latest being about cameras at Ohio State’s practice. These claims are ridiculous and flat-out rumors because if people knew head coach Kirby Smart’s personality, they would know this would never happen.
Suggesting a team like Georgia spies on opponents ahead of the biggest game of the year is disgusting. These kinds of excuses are sad because Georgia is a team that prepares for teams and usually shuts them down. Because of this rumor, if Georgia does that, Ohio State fans can turn to this ridiculous rumor and use it as an excuse.
They should chalk it up as a loss instead of using excuses, but we cannot control what Buckeye fans do. These rumors caught so much wind on social media that the reporters asked Smart about it, and his answer was exactly what we expected from him.
Georgia football doesn’t need spies to help them win games.
Smart said he didn’t know what the reporter was talking about and that it was ludicrous to think that. These rumors stemmed from a post from the Ohio State 247Sports thread, which escalated from there.
Buckeye fans began posting long “source-led” rants on Facebook, and the more they did it, the sadder it looked. These allegations are rumors that blew up on social media because fans are like that.
Georgia fans know better than to think this is true, but evidently, Ohio State fans and other fanbases don’t. It’s downright sad that a reporter had to address this to Smart because that suggests something out of his character. Smart is a good man that runs his program with values. Cheating isn’t in the Dawgs’ vocabulary.
Who even gets spies and cameras involved in college football practices? Each team films their practices, but to suggest that a top-5 defense like Georgia has to film Ohio State to get ready for them the week of the game is dumb. I said it — this rumor is ridiculous and disgusting.
Georgia has prepped for Ohio State all month. The Dawgs may not have practiced every single day, but film watching and getting together a solid game plan did. Smart doesn’t need help preparing for Ohio State, especially from a game-week practice where both teams share the same field.
Rumors like this should never get traction, yet here we are discussing them. If anyone genuinely feels like Smart would cheat — there’s the door, and you can return your college football fan card. The Dawgs and Buckeyes face off on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Mercedes Benz Stadium, and the more ammo Georgia gets, the less confident I feel in Ohio State doing much of anything. This game just got personal.