Kirby Smart giveth, and Kirby Smart taketh away.

Gosh, remember those heady times just *** checks notes *** two days ago, when we were told that Tykee Smith and Darnell Washington were good to go for the Arkansas game?

Not so fast, my friends.

Now, I don’t know if this is a case of Kirby playing doctor when he shouldn’t have, or if he’s engaging in some three-D chess moves with his old pal Sam Pittman.  Either way, I guess we’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out for sure.



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32 responses to “Kirby Smart giveth, and Kirby Smart taketh away.

  1. Bulldawg Bill

    Definitely another case of Saban Syndrome!!


  2. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    A.B.PHG. = always be playing head games

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  3. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    My guess is this is Kirby mind game stuff but it could easily have been him playing doctor as you say.


  4. mp

    I’m guessing it’s not so much a strategy as just that they aren’t in good enough game shape as he might like

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  5. psyopdawg

    I’m guessing either way, if it causes Arkansas to spend precious preparation time, it’s a win/win.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Biggen

    Having Washington in with Bowers is going to be a pretty cool offensive look when its finally unveiled to us Plebs. Maybe have to wait another week to see it though. Bummer…. Monken has to be giddy with excitement now that he knows how his other WRs/TEs have come along.

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  7. akascuba

    I’ll take another approach both were fully cleared to play. Kirby after watching them gave an honest answer. To his eyes they both did not look game ready when compared to others at their position. I expect they will be phased in a little more each week till full go.

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  8. Tony BarnFart

    There’s cleared to play and then there’s cleared to play under kirby. Damn half the season at this point if they don’t play Saturday. Add 3 games to whatever you were hoping the timeline would be seems to be fairly consistent.

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    • rigger92

      Guess we won’t get to see Pickens.


      • akascuba

        I think when/if Pickens is cleared and Georgia football is where we all hope it’s do or die every game. Pickens will play himself into game shape. Just him standing on the field forces a DC to rethink coverage.

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    • DawgFlan

      Kirby is 1) protective of his players, and 2) wants fully conditioned athletes in the game.

      He has said repeatedly that there is “medically cleared to play” and “football shape” ready to play.

      It is fundamental to his philosophy, players respect it, and I also think there is a benefit to recruits and families trusting Kirby is going to take care of their prospects and well-being beyond UGA football.

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      • Tony BarnFart

        No, I totally get it and respect it. I’m just a fan with nothing vested beyond shallow fan emotions. I do wonder (not as something I’m terribly up in arms about) if he’s overly cautious about game shape and/or overly stubborn about moving off of lineup and game plan momentum. Would another coach play a slightly out of game shape Darnell Washington and have success because….you know he IS a walking Lebron James in shoulder pads ?

        I certainly don’t want lack of conditioning to threaten additional injury, but I do have mild frustration that any injury seems to be a recipe for lengthy purgatory under this management. I know Dom Blaylock wasn’t just “any” injury, but do any of you expect him to contribute again in a Georgia uniform ? I’m leaning towards ‘No’.


        • DawgFlan

          Stubborn vs. conviction – either word can work based on one’s perspective. 🙂

          And as a fan I agree – I would love to see what 0 could do even with 15-20 snaps this week.


  9. Robert (Jeff)rey Wolford

    They will likely be slowly progressed into the mix, in order to be fresh for the FU game.

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  10. practicaldawg

    “Day to day” can last many days


  11. drunkenmonken

    All we are saying “is give Tykee a chance”

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  12. Ran A

    Washington is the one you need, if for no other reason than to screw with their heads, with him and Bowers on the field at the same time. LOL. And by the way, that will be a “thing” with some twist by the time Jax rolls around.

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  13. 123 Fake St

    I thought I read William Poole is returning from a suspension this week, so at least we get more depth with the DBs.

    IMO, I think Kirby is messing with the Ole Pitt Boss.

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  14. Is it possible that he’s just trying to motivate them to practice harder?


  15. biggity ben

    I don’t have a problem with Kirby telling us what he wants to tell us, I just wish we had a BS glossary. Instead of telling us, they are a full go in practice but we need to see how they respond before we play them, he just says…full go. I guess we are the suckers for continuing think that means what we think that means.


  16. archiecreek

    for everyone’s edification…
    If Kirby mentions a player in public,
    the public is not the audience,
    the player is the one to whom the message is sent.
    Class is over..
    Strap it up tight!!

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  17. Comin' Down The Track

    Man, talk about your champagne problems…
    LOL. I could get used to this.

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  18. uga97

    Translation: We will play them IF & WHEN we need to.