Here’s the Monken presser from yesterday:
There’s a guy who’s answered a whole lot of questions during his career and is no longer fazed by anything he gets tossed his way in his area of expertise.
Which makes me wonder again what his initial job interview with Smart was like, not just in terms of how he presented himself to his prospective employer, but also what he was told Smart was looking for.
Kirby Smart’s expectations …
“Scoring points and not turning it over. I know that’s really simple, but … when we spoke about his vision of the offense, it was certainly what every coach wants. It’s taking advantage of your personnel and the players that you can recruit here at the University of Georgia and doing a great job of utilizing those people and putting them in the best position to be successful. As coaches, we’re paid to maximize our players’ measurable skill sets. That’s probably first and foremost. The talent that we get here, finding a way every day to develop those players and then utilize their skill set to the best of their ability. Obviously the most important part is moving the football and scoring points, whether that’s running the football or throwing the ball. Be explosive and don’t turn the ball over. It’s a pretty simple game.
Left unsaid, but clearly implied, was knowing what the hell you’re doing. Monken exudes that. I’ve got a feeling that Smart was as impressed by that as I am.