Welcome to the wonderful world of punditry, Coach Smart.
You’d think that many questions would mean patience would be required of fans. You’d think it would be met with more tempered expectations. But you’d be wrong. This is Georgia, which fired Mark Richt for being good, but not good enough, remember? Though no one is saying Smart is on the hot seat from Day 1, there is a clear sense that a full-on rebuilding project isn’t on the menu. In a mediocre SEC East, it’s a win-now mentality in Athens.
It’s nice that he’s got at least a one-day honeymoon. I’d keep an eye on that G-Day QBR, though.