Also from that Dennis Dodd story I linked to in my last post:
“It took me a year to really figure out my team,” Mason said. “I know Kirby Smart played in the national championship, but you go back to Kirby in Year 1 [and] it was a different story. Everybody is questioning whether or not he can be successful.”
Everybody, including other head coaches? I guess I was in good company, then, after this debacle. No wonder Kirby’s being modest.