Kirby Smart jokes about how to beat Alabama following 2 losses to backup QBs
The Georgia Bulldogs have lost to Alabama each of the past two seasons — once in the national championship game and once in the SEC title game.
Both times, Alabama’s backup quarterback (Tua Tagovailoa in the College Football Playoff and Jalen Hurts in the SEC Championship Game) led the comeback against the Bulldogs.
When asked about how to beat Alabama at SEC Media Days on Tuesday, coach Kirby Smart joked that the Dawgs needed to get rid of Alabama’s backup quarterback:
“Get rid of their backup quarterback, right?,” he laughed. “That’s part of the plan.”
Current Alabama backup QB Mac Jones won’t like hearing that, but we’ll see if he gets a moment to shine in a potential SEC Championship Game rematch between Georgia and Alabama.
Obviously, Smart and the Bulldogs will have a better gameplan than “eliminate Mac Jones” should their paths cross again, but it’s talking season in Hoover, and this was a funny response. Here’s the rest of what Smart said:
“They do a tremendous job and we have to finish the way we need to, and to be honest with you, that goes right to me,” he said. “We have to do a better job of finishing the game, staying on top of that. They get credit for that — they are a good football program. They have won a ton of games and they are a physical team. I think what we’ve shown is that we can match that physicality. We haven’t finished it but we aren’t getting shoved around out there.”