Georgia coach Kirby Smart is quite familiar with Auburn, having spent several years as Alabama’s defensive coordinator.

However, after losing to the Tigers a few weeks ago, Smart’s Bulldogs will have the unenviable task of facing the red-hot Auburn squad again next weekend in the SEC Championship Game.

With a spot in the College Football Playoff likely on the line, Smart’s squad will need to have a much better performance than it did a month ago in a 40-17 loss to the Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

This time around, the game will be in Atlanta, so Georgia fans will have an easier trip to support their team.

During his first SEC Championship Game press conference on Sunday evening, Smart discussed fan support and much more.

Here’s what the coach had to say about the Bulldogs’ title-game foes to kick off championship week:

On having a rematch in Atlanta instead of Auburn:

On how well Auburn is playing:

On Auburn’s offense vs. Georgia’s defense:

On Auburn players he recruited while at Alabama:

On Auburn DC Kevin Steele:

On recent loss to Auburn:

On playing Auburn twice in four weeks: