Georgia head coach Kirby Smart met with media during Tuesday’s SEC teleconference to discuss the upcoming national championship game against TCU, and what makes the No. 3 Horned Frogs a tough opponent.

He pointed out first-year head coach Sonny Dykes to start off. Dykes, formerly the head coach at SMU, took the Horned Frogs from a 5-7 record in 2021 to a chance at the national title and a season that saw the Horned Frogs knock off top 25 teams left and right.

Perhaps most impressive to Smart is Dykes’ ability to get the players to buy in.

He’s been impressed with TCU QB Max Duggan as well. Duggan has thrown for 32 touchdowns this season and played well against the Wolverines. He totaled 4 touchdowns against Michigan, 2 rushing and 2 through the air, while also adding 225 yards passing.

The Horned Frogs and Bulldogs face off on Monday Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. EST.