If there’s one policy I hope Kirby Smart institutes, it’s nixing the pregame happy talk.
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I do know that they have been on point and the team does want to win but totally get what you are saying. It hasn’t translated on Saturday’s.
BTW if we need extra motivation apparently Penn St. Stood us up at the combined team dinner that the bowl puts on every year this is after confirming they would attend. Apparently they decided they wanted to do their own thing rather than mix with the riff raff.
It does not bother me for players to say that stuff to reporters.i would rather them work hard and acknowledge it that fart off and acknowledge it.
Groundhog Day always seems to find us. I’m from Missouri, guys; SHOW ME!
They’re just getting ready for all the off-season workout happy talk. If there’s one thing we can bank on, this year’s offseason will be declared as the most intense one ever, with the highest participation ever, and a lot of guys who had been quiet in the past will really come into their own as vocal leaders.
And I will gladly eat it up and ask for seconds. 😉
And we hear that every year from every team.
It’s no different than a bunch of media who are never around the team declaring the team a NC contender 8 months before the season starts. I take it all with a grain of salt.
“Georgia could have folded after head coach Mark Richt was fired…”
Except for the fact this will be the first and only game we’ll play since CMR’s departure.
Senator, what are they supposed to say?
“We don’t want to be here, and I’m sure the fans don’t want to come to Jacksonville for the 5th time in the last 2 1/2 years. I can’t believe our idiot AD agreed to allow the SEC to put us here again. We really feel bad for the 20,000 fans that spent their hard earned money on this joke of a bowl game.”
“We suck and don’t have a chance to win the East. I look forward to losing, so the negatrons have something to complain about on social media.”
“We’re the laziest team in all of college football. We have no leadership, and our coaches are a bunch of dunces who don’t even know to come inside out of the rain.” Etc., etc., etc.
The only way you’re going to get what you want is if Kirby pretty much takes away the players’ ability to speak to the media. I’m sure he’s going to coach them on what to say and what not to say, but the happy talk isn’t the reason we didn’t win the East this year. Our offense (coaches & players) throwing up on its shoes for the month of October is the reason we sit where we are.
Those guys are very patient considering the constant media sessions.
I expect a totally different approach to media relations with Decatur Co in charge of the Georgia program.
Our new leader will not have time for the ajc Bs… Schultz and Bradley can suck it…
I’m not sure how Kirby will relate to the media or how he’ll allow the players to address them. He’s had little to no face time with the media under Saban and I doubt he’d be able to pull off Nick’s approach to the local media here. In Alabama, Saban controlls everything, including the media. He seems to be able to get away with it there, it won’t fly here. Those guys will put him on the hot seat in year one if he tries. Just a difference between here and there.
I don’t agree, dude. If Kirby Smart wants to be the mouthpiece of the program I am all for it and the AJC and WWL can go pound sand if they don’t like it. Assistants and players got no reason to be interviewed anyway.
“It’s not like we’re saving ourselves,” quarterback Stetson Bennett said. “We’re going every play like we’re trying to do something. I don’t really know how to answer that. It’s not like we just flip a switch.”-- The Athletic, 11/13/22
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