When you’re the third place finisher in a conference that will cease to exist, being choosy about which bowl game you want to play in probably isn’t the brightest strategy in the world.
“You know, Paul, I really feel like it’s because we work really hard at it. We build relationships with these kid’s families from day one. We’re well into the 2020 and 2021 classes. The entire month of January we’ve spent trying to get close to 2020 kids. I always think it’s about relationships. We dedicate a lot of our time to recruiting because it’s the lifeblood of your program. We’ve got a tremendous program to sell. When you think about the marketability and playing on national TV games and three of the biggest last five games in College Football the last two years, we’ve been in three of those games. So that’s good exposure for our program.” — Kirby Smart, Dawgs247.com, 2/6/19