“I’ve never gotten on an offensive coordinator’s headphones and said, ‘Please run the ball right here. Please run the ball right here.’ That’s never been the case,” Smart said. “Unfortunately, I think some people might believe that but that’s not my goal. I’ve never said, ‘Please don’t score more points, please don’t score.’ I’ve never done that. We’re gonna do all we can to score points and I think the reason Monken was hired is he is a really good football coach and we’re going to use his experiences and his strengths and the players’ strengths, which is much more important, and we’ll put those at the forefront and hopefully have success.”
Seth said that answer came “largely unprompted”. Unlike this one:
A reporter asked Smart whether Monken was going to bring a radical change to the offense, away from the “Georgia way.”
“Define the Georgia way,” Smart replied, with a knowing smile.
Running the ball a lot, for one, the reporter replied, also with a knowing smile.
“Running the ball a lot,” Smart said, repeating the question. “Hmmm. I believe in doing what you have to do to win. So I’m going to let you define it how you feel comfortable defining it and then I’m going to define it with the best way that gives us success.”
James Coley, he hardly knew ye.