Kirby Smart points to an underrated aspect of Tennessee's offense: 'They have a perfect storm'
Kirby Smart is preparing Georgia this week for the biggest game of the season when Tennessee visits Athens this week.
The Georgia coach was asked about the Tennessee offense on Saturday in Jacksonville.
“It is a concern, they run the ball really well, guys,” Smart said after the Florida win. “I know you don’t believe me, but they run the ball really well, which is why they throw the ball outside because everybody’s got people inside. They have a perfect storm. They’ve got really fast, elite wideouts with a quarterback with a really strong arm. If they couldn’t throw it, you’d say they’re one-dimensional, but they’ve got kind of a perfect storm going for his offense, and when he has that, it’s really, really, really hard to stop. They go at an elite pace and do a tremendous job.”
Smart is also trying to simulate Tennessee’s speed, which is easier said than done.
“Good question. That will be an age-old question. I think every defensive coordinator across college football is trying to figure that out,” Smart said. “We’re all searching. There’s no way. Let’s be honest, you can two-huddle, three-huddle, you can shotgun huddle, you can go against air but they do it and they do it really well. It’s really hard to defend.”
Kirby Smart on Tennessee’s offense earlier today pic.twitter.com/WYFWewUirq
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) October 30, 2022