Kirby Smart often talks to the Georgia fan base through the media, and Saturday was another example coming off the rout to Vanderbilt.

Fully aware of how the fans react to things like quarterback changes, and expectations, Smart issued a challenge ahead of the seemingly huge game next week against Arkansas.

“I want to issue a challenge and I want it to be heard right now,” Smart said after the Vanderbilt game, per Dawg Nation. “We’ve got a huge game next week, at 12 o’clock, in Athens, Georgia. Everybody wants our team to be elite and I want our team to be elite and we’ve thrown that word around. So when we talk about our fan base, talk about our fan base being elite, we want to be there early and show up better than we ever have.”

These comments are interesting now that Arkansas is up big on Texas A&M in the first half. Of course, the main storyline will be former Georgia assistant Sam Pittman coming back to Athens with the suddenly upstart Razorbacks.