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Old 02-13-2018, 02:56 PM   #1
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What do you think of the job Kirbyhas done, and is doing, at UGA?


I think he has been an excellent hire for them so far.
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I think he has been a good hire and recruits well, but I also think it is hard to judge when the East has been so down and the talent in Georgia has been higher than normal. I think he is a solid coach, but I don't think he is as good as the media makes him out to be. He was gifted a great team and has had one good year but one lacklust year as well.
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I think he has been a good hire and recruits well, but I also think it is hard to judge when the East has been so down and the talent in Georgia has been higher than normal. I think he is a solid coach, but I don't think he is as good as the media makes him out to be. He was gifted a great team and has had one good year but one lacklust year as well.
I kind of agree with you but he is also killing the recruiting game.
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I think he has been a good hire and recruits well, but I also think it is hard to judge when the East has been so down and the talent in Georgia has been higher than normal. I think he is a solid coach, but I don't think he is as good as the media makes him out to be. He was gifted a great team and has had one good year but one lacklust year as well.
Yea still too early to tell. He had a team loaded with seniors last year. He is recruiting at an elite level and has basically created Alabama-east at Uga. The difference is Georgia has more to offer than Alabama and Smart seems like a much more fun coach to play for. If he can keep all those elite recruits under control he should have great results
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:48 PM   #5
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He can only be judged based on current work so I’d say he is doing a damn good job.

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Old 02-13-2018, 05:06 PM   #6
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He can only be judged based on current work so I’d say he is doing a damn good job.
21-7 is his overall record and he took over a 10-3 team. So honestly, he is on par with what he inherited. With that said, he just made the national championship so it would appear he is making the team better. I just think some are a little caught up in the moment and not looking at last year's record. He is a stud recruiter but not sure that he is as good of a coach as many are saying. I am curious to see how good he is looking in 3 years after Florida rebuilds, Tennessee might stop choking and we are possibly a 10 win type of team. I think his success is more to do with bad coaches in the East than his greatness.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:07 PM   #7
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He's killing it. I think the East is on the upswing with the coaching hires at UT and UF. I just hope we can stay where we are and don't go back to being 4th fiddle.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:16 PM   #8
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We definitely had the right guy lined up for our job until UGA took him.

Oh well, CWM is doing better than I thought and is definitely ahead of schedule from a win percentage perspective but Kirby would have been the home run hire we needed.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:16 PM   #9
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I know it's impossible to tell, but I wonder just how many games they would've lost without Chubb and Michel. I know they have a stable of talented backs, but that duo is impressive even by UGA's standards.

The real question for me will be next year. The east should be looking better with Mullen and Pruitt. Muschamp continues to improve our team. And they have Auburn and LSU.

They win 11 games next regular season and are competitive in Atlanta, I'll be impressed. And a little pissed and afraid. And jealous.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:55 PM   #10
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To be fair, Kirby's situation was nothing like Muschamp's. Georgia was loaded with talent when Kirby took over. Now he has absolutely killed it on the recruiting trail since he's been there.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:09 PM   #11
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He is a mastermind on the defensive side but so is Boom. Smart just has more talent in UGA and no competition because let’s face it Paul Johnson and Tech’s offense are over the hill. I think he’ll continue to win the East unless we can start pulling in top 10 classes. After Saban retires around 2024 the East will be the powerful side of the conference. I’m a big believer in Pruitt, Mullen and Smart. The Gamecocks have their work cut out for them. Thank God that “Golf Course” Spurrier isn’t still here or we’d be left in the dust.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:14 PM   #12
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I think Coach Smart has done an outstanding job based on this year. Last year he lost Chubb and had a few other starters hurt and their record indicated it. This year he was a blessed man to have the two best running backs in the nation come back for their senior year and with the high amount of juniors and seniors on this team - they should have won their division and played for the SEC Championship and of course they made it to the National Championship Game and had a very good chance of winning that one also.

Becoming the Head Coach at Jawja, Coach Smart walked into a pantry that was stocked full of very good players recruited by Mark Rict and staff. Coach Smart and his staff have done an outstanding job of recruiting players this year, so I guess we will see just how good of a coach they have at Jawja as Coach Smart will drop off a good bit this year and you can never tell how good players will be from an outstanding HS Recruiting Class as Jawja has always recruited well and then fall flat before the season was over and underachieved many times. As far as us getting Coach Smart at USC, he would have left us the first chance he had if the Jawja job would have opened up. We have "The Best Coach For Our Program" and Coach Will Muschamp and staff will get it done if we just give him the time as he walked into a bare ass kitchen when he took the USC Job and has worked miracles so far.

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Old 02-13-2018, 07:34 PM   #13
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I think Smart strolled into a gold mine. He had a team loaded with outstanding players. He is in a state that is loaded with HS football talent to take his pick of. Nearly everyone in Ga is a bulldog fan. They may say they pull for some other team but if the dogs come calling that's where they are going. He's a good defensive coach and has enough Dabo in him to persuade all those players to come back this year that could have left. Of course that may have been some of the Bama "system" coming through.
Either way, they came pretty damn close to winning the NC this year so I'm sure every dog fan will rate him excellent this year. But if he doesn't continue to play for the championship they may do him like they did Richt in a few years.
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How many other coaches have played 28 games in two years? That says something.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:05 PM   #15
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He was the best hire anyone made that year. by a mile.
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My opinion as of now is he is doing an outstanding job. Granted he inherited more talent than any school in the East. He is coaching at a school that recruits itself. We will see how well he can coach when the East is built back up. He went toe to toe with Saban and barely lost, so I think that says a good deal in itself. I will that this though. If he doesn't know Saban's defensive schemes then no one does.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:51 PM   #17
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Given where he took his team last season, I'd say he's done really well so far. I was really hoping for a repeat of year one, but he set himself up right by talking his two star running backs into coming back for one more year. It just proves that the guy is a solid recruiter --he can really sell his vision.

Anyway, I'll keep it on topic and say that so far, he's been as good as advertised.
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Made it to the NC and has a top recruiting class to back it up. He wasn't gifted anything. If Richt could have done that he wouldn't be in Miami. It's a results game and Kirby gets an A. He got out coached on the highest of stages but I think he'll learn from it.
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I think one thing that really gets over looked in this post is the fact that Jawja almost got their butts handed to them by Oklahoma, a team that plays very little defense. Yes Jawja did come back and win that game, but had to go to 2 OT's to do it.

What would the Bulldog Nation be saying about Coach Smart if he had went 8-4 this year with a team that was stacked from top to bottom??? 2018 Season will be the one that shows what Coach Smart is made of as he does lose a lot of talent from last years great team. When you lose the two best RB's in the nation and a major portion of your O-Line and Defense, you better have recruited well in the past because the Jawja Fans will chew on him some kind of bad if he starts out slowly and does not compete or win the SEC East and get back to Atlanta.
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Given where he took his team last season, I'd say he's done really well so far. I was really hoping for a repeat of year one, but he set himself up right by talking his two star running backs into coming back for one more year. It just proves that the guy is a solid recruiter --he can really sell his vision.

Anyway, I'll keep it on topic and say that so far, he's been as good as advertised.
I agree....he is getting the job done in Athens. I also appreciate his classy remarks about our program and Coach Muschamp after our game against them this past season.
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