Kirby Smart gives his thoughts on the noon kickoff time for Arkansas
Kirby Smart is aware that a noon kickoff can have an affect on the Georgia fan base and recruiting, but he also considers all sides of the issue.
“I think it’s all about how your fans handle it,” Smart said at his Monday press conference. “The fact that GameDay’s here, I think that helps with recruiting. I think the way our fans handle it, the atmosphere they create, it gives us probably more time at the end of the game as opposed to guys being gone and jetting out of here for long drives home. We probably get an opportunity to see them more afterwards.”
Smart has asked fans to come out early to Sanford Stadium on Saturday especially since the last hour of ESPN’s College GameDay will be in the stadium.
Georgia will try and adjust its recruiting strategies because of the early start for prospects who are traveling more miles.
“It makes it tougher for guys from faraway distances to get here, obviously with a 12:00 kick,” Smart said. “But with each good thing, there’s a negative thing, with all things that’s the case. We try to make these things positive for us in recruiting Saturday with a noon kick, make it the best we can.”