Georgia football practice No. 7 observations: Range of emotions from Kirby Smart
ATHENS — Georgia football made national headlines for all the right — and wrong — reasons on Tuesday.
Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart, a former All-SEC player at Georgia and All-SEC Academic Team selection with a business degree, has pushed for UGA to enter into a home-and-home series with Florida State.
Smart has been behind games being scheduled against Clemson, Oregon and Texas, as well, explaining that players come to Georgia to compete in those sort of high-profile matchups.
As excited as the Bulldogs coach was about the scheduling, he was also disappointed to learn of the arrests of two of his young outside linebackers on Tuesday, Robert Beal Jr. and Brenton Cox.
The players face misdemeanor charges for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana after being arrested before the Tuesday practice.
Smart shouldered the blame for not doing a better job connecting with players this offseason. The Bulldogs have had six players arrested the past six weeks.
Finally, Smart explained the reasons behind a noteworthy position experiment involving 2018 starting outside linebacker Walter Grant.
Grant has been working with the running backs, as sophomore James Cook is less than 100 percent, and UGA is taking all precautions with Zamir White as he returns from knee surgery.