GREENSBORO, Ga. — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart has figured out a lot comes with winning an SEC Championship.
There are a lot of expectations, and a lot of work.
“The grind never stops, as long as you have this piece of equipment with you,” Smart said Monday, holding up his phone. “This is the traveling office.”
Smart was at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge on Lake Oconee on Monday, where former NFL coach Bruce Arians was hosting the sixth annual Georgia Celebrity Golf Classic. The event is held to support and develop programs which strive to prevent and ameliorate abuse and neglect of children.
Smart, recently rewarded with a seven-year, $49 million contract, made it clear he’s working around the clock to make sure Georgia is back in the SEC Championship Game.
“We’re always talking to prospects or our players, dealing with some kind of issue,” Smart said. “It’s great to get out here, but the grind never stops.”
Smart asked that Monday’s questions be limited to those concerning the golf tournament, though he did accommodate a couple of others involving his football team.
If anyone can understand how important it is for Bulldogs’ fans to stay in the know, it’s Smart, a former Georgia football player himself.
No doubt, the Bulldogs have great momentum, and the more attention the program gets, the more money the program makes to help pay for Smart’s well-deserved contract.
Smart was poised during his appearance at the SEC Spring Meetings, handling difficult questions in stride.
Smart will no doubt get star billing at the SEC Football Media Days next week at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Georgia’s designated day is Tuesday, July 17, with Smart sharing the big stage with new Florida coach Dan Mullen, new Arkansas coach Chad Morris, and Ole Miss coach Matt Luke.
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Posted by Mike Griffith on Tuesday, May 29, 2018