I’m not sure I’m really convinced by this, but Smart says Georgia’s pass rush last season — more specifically, the lack thereof — was the product of inexperience.
“I’m hoping to get some more pass rush, we’re trying to increase the pass rush and tackles for loss, we’re always trying to give people negative plays,” Smart said. “The only way to get really good at that is practice and be aggressive and try to come after folks.
“This year we don’t feel like we’re as young on defense. We feel like we’ve got some guys coming back that can contribute, some guys coming back that played and that may allow us to be more aggressive.”
The reason I hope he’s a bit off kilter there is that he’s counting on some new studs coming in this year to upgrade that area. I hope what he’s trying to say is that last year’s staff didn’t feel as confident being aggressive with the personnel as he expects it to be in 2019. I hope.