This is pretty funny in print…
There were 23 college football team this past weekend that weren’t able to kick a touchback. Georgia was one of them. There were eight teams that had at least six kickoff attempts, and failed to force a touchback. Georgia was one of them.
That wasn’t by design, head coach Kirby Smart made clear on Tuesday night, when asked what his philosophy was on kickoffs, and if he’d prefer someone boot it through.
“What do you think?” Smart said, interrupting the reporter. “What do you want?”
I don’t want anything, the reporter replied.
“Well what would you want?” Smart persisted. “If you were coaching what would you want?”
I’d want somebody to kick it out of the end zone.
“Well me too. That’s my philosophy,” Smart said. “You know anybody?”
… but it’s even better watching the clip (dial it up to about the 3:20 mark to hear the exchange).
As Seth notes, Kirby’s making a good point here — if he had someone who could generate touchbacks on kickoffs, he’d be using him. In the meantime, all he’s got is a smile.