Georgia coach Kirby Smart made an appearance on ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Saturday morning to discuss next week’s game against Clemson.

Host Rece Davis asked him how the huge game between highly ranked teams plays a factor in preparation.

“It ramps it up,” Smart said. “When you’re playing a team like Clemson and a program like Clemson, all your guys, they come fired up, ready to play, and we’ve started on them the last couple days, you can see the energy starting to increase.”

JT Daniels enters this season with a greater sense of comfort in the program coming off a full offseason when his knee is completely healthy. It’s a far cry from where Daniels and the Bulldogs were at quarterback at this point last season. Smart spoke about the differences in the offense.

“I think everybody’s a lot more comfortable,” Smart said. “With the guy at the helm understanding what to do in Coach (Todd) Monken’s offense, in terms of repetition, there’s been a lot more, just in terms of spring practice alone, we were able to get a lot more work, and just getting quality depth and more guys that can play winning football, that’s kind of been the objective of camp and we’ve been able to do that.”