Georgia alum Bubba Watson shares his thoughts on the 2020 Bulldogs
Georgia alum Bubba Watson is no stranger to coming through under pressure. The former Bulldog has won 2 major titles in his career, and both came in the Peach State (the 2012 and 2014 Masters).
As he prepared for the third round on Saturday, he spoke with ESPN’s College GameDay, which was live from The Masters.
He was asked about his Bulldogs, who currently sport 2 losses (to Alabama and Georgia) on their resume. Watson isn’t deterred, though, saying it’s a crazy year and he’s still all in on the Kirby Smart era:
“I think this year’s just been a crazy year,” Watson said. “We can all understand that on different levels. I think football players are nervous, too. They’re scared, too. They’re not getting the practice, getting the looks, the feel of each other. That changes a lot of things. I think coaches are trying to do everything right, trying to follow directions of all the people around the world trying to do the right thing. I think it’s challenging. The rankings this year are really up in the air. Whoever gets hot at the right moment, the timing works out, the ball goes in the right place. I love the Dawgs no matter what. I want Kirby Smart to be the coach forever, so I’m good.”
Smart has been an elite recruiter since taking over the Georgia program. It hasn’t translated to a national championship yet, but Watson is clearly happy with the direction Smart is taking the Bulldogs.