ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart opened his media press conference in proactive fashion on Friday.
Smart, beginning his third year as a head coach, can certainly anticipate the questions that will come his way these days.
A former Bulldogs player himself, Smart has some understanding of just how important it is to keep his fanbase engaged and in the know.
No doubt, Georgia football appears on the verge of of a historic run with last year’s national championship runners-up finish and the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in 2018 and so far in 2019.
Still, all of those years Smart spent at Nick Saban’s side appear to have taken effect.
Smart takes great care to keep his guard up.
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Smart said Friday he thought the media “will make a big deal” out of senior receiver Terry Godwin missing the opening practice with what the head coach said was “a minor issue with his left knee.”
Smart then indicated he expected the photographers at practice to zoom in on the splint on Jake Fromm’s non-throwing hand.
The playful jabs aside, Smart should be credited with providing a thorough injury report that included the timeline for players to return and the nature of injury.
It was a strong indication that the Georgia football head coach feels comfortable with his program and understands the importance of representing his program in a positive, responsible manner.