Kirby Smart responds to prediction column calling for Georgia to beat Alabama in 2019 SEC title game
Georgia has been knocking at the door to become the SEC team that finally dethrones Alabama on the field but the Bulldogs have come up just short of doing so in recent seasons. Will that time ever come or have the Bulldogs missed their window?
Depending on who you ask, you’ll get different answers to that question but in a recent AL.com article featuring five bold predictions for the 2019 football season, Georgia was picked to defeat Alabama in the 2019 SEC Championship Game.
During his Wednesday appearance at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Kirby Smart was asked to share his reaction to that column while a guest on WJOX 94.5 FM radio show “The Roundtable.” His response didn’t disappoint.
“I’ll tell you what, that’s the only way we’ve been able to beat them so far,” Smart replied after losing to Alabama in consecutive seasons.
He then offered up his honest response to the article.
“Nah, I don’t get into the predictions,” Smart said. “I think they sell, I think it’s great for the media and it’s great for the offseason for everybody to talk about but our predictions are we’ve got to go practice, play good and get a good football team/product on the field. That’s what we are working on right now.”
At least the Bulldog coach took a moment to show his personality before snapping back into coach mode.