Kirby Smart discusses Georgia's defensive front, preparation mindset
Georgia’s 3-0 start to the season has plenty of onlookers believing that the No. 2 Bulldogs might be the best team in the country.
One reason for Georgia’s dominance this season has been its defense, and the Bulldogs’ defensive line has been especially troublesome for opposing offenses.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart was asked about that unit on the weekly SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday and acknowledged that it has been good but can still get better.
“They play hard, good effort. They’re good football players,” said Smart of his defensive front. “But UAB ran the ball on us really well. We have to be able to play with a lot more consistency in what we’re doing. … You can’t be at one thing. … We’re functioning at one or the other each week and not both. That’s what our goal is.”
The Bulldogs play next at Vanderbilt on Saturday and are unlikely to get much of a test from the Commodores, but that won’t change their approach to the game.
In fact, Smart said Wednesday that his team tries to prepare for every game in exactly the same manner.
“We practice against ourselves everyday,” Smart said. “When we practice against ourselves, we think we’re a pretty good football team. That’s why we do a lot of good-on-good at practice. That’s our motto for every day at practice. What are you practicing for? Why are you doing this? What’s your purpose? … It’s about us. That’s our preparation mindset.”