Kirby Smart has been asked for his thoughts on LSU since the SEC Championship Game matchup was set. At this point, Smart has had the chance to break down some game film of Georgia’s conference title game opponent in action.

Smart praised LSU’s roster and identified some of the team’s strengths during his Thursday media session.

“Yeah, they got a lot of talent, a lot of really fast, athletic players,” Smart told reporters. “You look across, the skill level on both sides of the ball for them, great size, great speed. They got one of the most physical offensive lines we’ve played. They’re really, really talented in the red-area defensive area and red-area offense, which we went hard yesterday. Third down, they do a great job defensively on third down because they don’t get in very third-and-long situations.”

Harold Perkins is one of the best examples of talent and athleticism on the LSU roster.

“Extremely athletic. Very twitchy,” Smart said of the former 5-star recruit. The Georgia coach noted that Perkins previously stood out on film when scouting common opponents.

“We’ve had a crossover with them on several teams we’ve played this year, whether that be Tennessee, Mississippi State, Florida, a couple others, Auburn I think. He’s just extremely athletic,” Smart added.

Smart expects to see Perkins do it all at linebacker on Saturday.

“I think they do a tremendous job utilizing his skill set, edge rusher, zone coverage guy, man-to-man guy. He’s a force to be reckoned with. He’s very talented.”