Georgia football coach Kirby Smart was asked about the Michigan sign-stealing scandal. Smart said, “There’s nothing I remember about the Michigan game that makes me think that.” That quote was taken out of context, but it sounds like an epic mic drop. Here is the full quote
We all know what happened in the 2021 Orange Bowl, and If Michigan stole Georgia signs, it did not help anything. Honestly, the Michigan sign stealing is a little overblown. If you have not heard Deion Sander’s comments, he said that it didn’t matter if you know the plays; you still have to stop it, which is 100% correct. What the Astros did was cheating because it massively affected the game. Stealing signs in football does not affect the game as much because of its physical nature.
The sign stealing is one thing, but if the athletic department and the football program were bank-rolling the sign-stealing efforts, it is a massive deal. If that is the case, that is the biggest scandal in college football history since the Penn State child abuse scandal. But as we know, the NCAA will probably botch this, and Jim Harbaugh will be coaching in the NFL.
But back to Kirby Smart’s comments on the matter. The quote was taken from complete context, and Smart was not dissing Michigan. I find it funny that college football accounts on Twitter (X?) showed the video of Smart answering the question in full context but ran with the last quote and made it out to be something it was not.
This led several people on social media to run with the quote and click-bait articles. It is funny because it encapsulates the problems with social media. Nobody tries to get the full context of anything and runs with whatever to create a narrative. To prove a point further, I am sure when I put this on the blog’s social media outlets, I’ll put some clickbait titles on the story. I bet several people will run with it and give their opinion. Here at Dawn of the Dawg, we believe in social experiments.
But do not be fooled by what you see on social media about Kirby Smart dissing the Michigan program or his take on the sign-stealing allegations. It’s all blown out of proportion.