Kirby Smart explains how Georgia stays focused ahead of games where they'll be heavy favorites
The Georgia Bulldogs have played Vanderbilt and Murray State to start the season and face Arkansas State this weekend.
Then, moving forward, they face No. 7 Notre Dame in Week 4 before an off week. Against Arkansas State, the Dawgs are currently a 33-point favorite.
So how do the Dawgs stay focused ahead of games they’re expected to win big? Coach Kirby Smart said on Monday that he preaches taking care of things the Bulldogs need to do to get better every single day (via 247Sports):
“We don’t look past today, that’s the thing. We’re focused on today and getting better at us. I think when these guys turn on the tape like we did last night, we don’t ever lie to our players, we say ‘this is what it is and here it is for you to see, you be the judge.’ We did that last week and we’re going to do it this week. The tape speaks for itself this week. [Arkansas State] is a really good football team. … They have a really good quarterback, good wideouts, they have explosive players on defense, and all-conference players all over the place in a conference that I’ve got a lot of respect for.”
Whether or not Arkansas State provides a challenge remains to be seen, but Notre Dame should be a huge game in Week 4.