It’s always difficult for a head coach to make it through early struggles with a new team. Georgia coach Kirby Smart is no exception, according to Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman.

Feldman claims Smart is struggling with his overall management style, which is having negative effects on the operational aspect of his team.

Here is Feldman’s analysis on Smart’s debut season through his first five games:

Word is first-year Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is struggling with his overall management style of the football program and its effect on the operational aspect of the team. The Bulldogs are 3-2, and though this is a rebuilding project where the Nick Saban disciple has an inexperienced true freshman QB, an underwhelming O-line and only one starter back in his front seven, this is an issue worth keeping eye on.

Feldman’s take is somewhat vague, but he could also be referring to higher ups within the athletic department, too. The thing to remember here is that change is hard, and Georgia is finding that out.

The Bulldogs are coming off a 34-31 loss to Tennessee in Week 5. The Bulldogs were seconds away from victory before Vols quarterback Joshua Dobbs connected with wide receiver Jauan Jennings for a 43-yard pass.

Georgia finds itself facing a two-game losing streak entering Saturday’s game at South Carolina.