“So what, now what.”

I really do like Kirby Smart’s sense of perspective.

The danger, Smart went on to say, was “you can get caught up in the moment.” The full stadium has already “helped us tremendously in recruiting,” and the largest spring game attendance in SEC history will continue to help in recruiting.

“But for our kids we have to almost temper our enthusiasm, because for our kids they get caught up in the moment and think, OK we’ve arrived. OK, we’re there,” Smart said. “As coaches, that’s the biggest fear of complacency setting in, or thinking that we’ve done something.”

Given the highs of the last week, that’s entirely understandable.

The tricky part is keeping everyone’s heads out of the clouds without having them lose confidence in heading for the next immediate goal.

Before he left, however, Smart had reminded the fans that this year couldn’t be all about G-Day. The season opener, Smart pointed out, is against a good program (North Carolina) in a big environment (the Georgia Dome).

“We’ve got a long way to go, and we’ve got a short time to get there,” Smart said. “It’s coming, and it’s coming quick.”

Yep.  Especially if you’re a new head coach.

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12 responses to ““So what, now what.”

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    “We’ve got a long way to go, and we’ve got a short time to get there.”

    It’s good to see Smart giving props to East bound and Down and Smokey and the Bandit. If he only would have worked Texarkana in there somewhere, that would have been perfect.

  2. Bright Idea

    That C word is what got Georgia into the face plant business, and it wasn’t just the players and coaches.

  3. Kirby’s SAE frat boy hair would be perfect for a black Trans Am. LSUfreek needs to get on the job with that.

  4. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I am beginning to love me some CKS. I am sure he’s no smarter than CMR, and probably doesn’t know any more football, but whereas CMR said “Finish the Drill”, CKS says “The Drill is Never Finished”. If he can get the team to buy into that and play like every down is the most important they will ever play, he’s going to look like a genius and we’re going to win some games.

    • Comin' Down The Track

      I was thinking the same thing. Enjoy a win then put it in a box and focus on the next challenge. If he can do that, he’s won half the battle already.