One of the things I like about Kirby Smart is that he has a functional bullshit detector. It was good to see him push back on this suggestion:
Kirby Smart’s first full recruiting cycle as Georgia’s head football coach is now complete.
Now, the obvious question.
Can his first full class of Bulldogs signees have an immediate impact similar to Alabama’s first full recruiting class under Nick Saban in 2008, when Smart was beginning an eight-year run as the Crimson Tide defensive coordinator that eventually included four national championships?
“Please don’t,” Smart said at even the hint of a comparison during Wednesday’s signing day news conference.
At this point, it’s exciting, but it’s nothing but untapped potential, or, as Smart put it, “… we don’t really know for sure if we’ve got good players until they get here.”
For that matter, we really don’t know for sure if he’s got good players until they get coached up. If they get coached up, that is.