Dr. Smart! Paging Dr. Smart!

Kirby’s doubling down on his “day-to-day” assessment of team health.

Kirby Smart said expects his Georgia team to be “full tilt” for the opener against Clemson, and he didn’t even knock on any wood when he said it.

After two weeks of negative injury-and-personnel news dominated the headlines for the Bulldogs’ preseason camp, their coach Saturday said pretty much everybody who has been out either is back on the field or will be by the time that game kicks off in Charlotte on Sept. 4 (7:30 p.m., ABC).

“We don’t have an injury that’s got us out for a long amount of time,” Smart said Saturday after the Bulldogs’ second scrimmage at Sanford Stadium. “We hope to get all those guys back. Every one of them was day-to-day, and some of them are practicing now. Each one of them is a different situation, but I expect to be full-tilt when Clemson comes.”

Seth Emerson ($$), in language that echoes one of the blog’s favorite expressions, wrote in response,

Well, “full tilt” is doing a lot of work there, considering George Pickens is coming off ACL surgery, Dominick Blaylock hasn’t been fully cleared to return from his ACL injury, and Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith just suffered foot injuries … but who knows, Georgia has a very good athletic training staff.

I don’t get this.  Either Smart’s got amazing faith in the restorative powers of Ron Courson, he’s trying to run mind games on Dabo, or what, exactly?


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15 responses to “Dr. Smart! Paging Dr. Smart!

  1. munsonlarryfkajim

    As much as I hate to say it – I watched smart’s press conference last night. And it sure struck me that he was doing his best to pretend all was well when it’s not. Watch his response to the question about explosive plays.

    I’m generally on the more optimistic side and believe we should beat clemson even with the bad news the last 2 weeks. But my confidence didn’t go up after watching that press conference


  2. Bulldawg Bill

    “Will we even be able to field a team in two weeks??????????”

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  3. Dawg in Austin

    100% mind games. His response was to a question about guys not named Darnell or Tykee, first of all. Second, he’s very adept at answering a question and then reframing it to answer something that wasn’t asked. It’s brilliant.

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  4. We’ve been a foot or two away from winning it all before.

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  5. californiadawg

    Am I fool to hope there’s a chance we get Gilbert back actually don’t answer that.

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    • originaluglydawg

      What if his problems are an overblown ruse to throw Clemmins a curve ball? If he shows up dressed out it will be wonderful!


  6. willypmd

    Isn’t the third option that the reporting on injuries is inaccurate? I mean a foot surgery could be as little as surgically removing a toenail that was crushed after someone stepped on it.

    Maybe they were mild foot “injuries” that are expected to heal in 1-2 weeks?


  7. theotherdoug

    Remember when JT Daniels suited up and we were told he was an option, but no matter how bad it got he didn’t go in? Yeah, Kirby is making Dabo and Venables prepare for all possibilities.

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  8. Terry McCullers

    For KIRBY he seemed to be more upbeat on the team progress. Not being negative in any respect. I believe he k knows thing we don’t.


  9. Down Island Way

    Paging Dr. Smart will have better results than “Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine Dr. Howard”….

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  10. archiecreek

    Run mind games on Dumbo???
    Damn, senator….
    I LIKE IT!!

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