There were both positives and negatives in Georgia’s loss at Alabama last week, and coach Kirby Smart is trying to use the off week to fix the problems and build on the improvements.

Georgia had six penalties for 52 yards, and three turnovers against Alabama, but the Bulldogs also had a halftime lead in the eventual 41-24 loss.

Georgia returns to action next week against Kentucky but in the mean time, Smart said the Bulldogs have work to do.

“We have glaring issues, things we need to work on, you know, in terms of defensive penalties and defensive explosive plays,” Smart said on the SEC coaches media teleconference. “And then all offensively, that can’t get into a boat race where we’re trying to ask for people, we’re gonna, you know, play our brand of football and allow and help sets and with the people around me, probably the number one thing, but, you know, look, we, we definitely didn’t play our best game, but at the same time we were playing our best opponent. The best level of competition we’ve gone up against was certainly there. And that’s how you get better, you know, you got to go out compete and play and we actually did some things better than we’ve done in other games, we’re just doing it against a lot better competition and we got a improve this week and I’ve really been pleased with the attitude and approach.”