Kirby Smart reveals biggest reason why Georgia fans shouldn’t panic

Kirby Smart, Jalen Carter, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/Getty Images)
Kirby Smart, Jalen Carter, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/Getty Images) /

Kirby Smart gives Dawg Nation a great reason why Georgia football fans should not panic.

The only panic Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart wants to hear is Widespread rocking out on the SAE lawn during Showercap.

Even though the Dawgs have looked rough the last two weeks at home vs. Kent State, and especially on the road at Missouri, Smart believes last Saturday’s near upset in CoMo will be to the benefit of the team. His guys will grow from this experience, but more importantly, they gained confidence in being able to grind out a game short-handed. Georgia may be healthier vs. Auburn…

Here is a snippet from Smart’s postgame presser about possibly being exposed against Mizzou.

"“Oh, every game is going to expose us,” said Smart in his postgame press conference after the narrow road victory over Missouri. “We got exposed on defense the week before and we worked on things to help with that. It helped us. So they did some really good things tonight that I’m not so much as sure if exposed is the right word but they certainly did some things that guess what, we have to have some answers for and we have to get answers for them fast. It starts with getting some wide receivers healthy and being able to run the ball.”"

If Georgia gets healthier at wide receiver, it will really open up things for the offense all around.

Kirby Smart explains why it is stupid for Georgia football fans to panic right now

Look. Smart understands firmly that Georgia is no longer the hunter, but the hunted. The Dawgs are going to get everybody’s best game from here on out. Missouri played them so incredibly hard for four quarters, but could not turn many of those long field goals into touchdowns. As the game hung in the balances, Georgia leaned on its great ground game to save the day in the final minutes.

While super senior starting quarterback Stetson Bennett IV admitted to not playing well in CoMo, it is hard to move the sticks aerially on the road in another team’s Super Bowl, especially when Mizzou is starting to have a sneaky-good defense again. Give Eliah Drinkwitz credit for recruiting the talent-rich metroplex of St. Louis hard. His Tigers defense came to play on Saturday night.

Although Georgia cannot use health as an excuse, mostly because no one will buy it, having a more complete receiving corps will serve the offense. The Dawgs may have the best tight end room in the country, but having guys who can make plays in space and spread the field will open up clearer passing lanes for Bennett. Of course, Georgia needs to do a better job with ball security.

Overall, Georgia has a fantastic opportunity ahead of it on Saturday in what has to be a get-right game for the Dawgs vs. Auburn. Their cross-division rival is arguably the worst team in the SEC West. Bryan Harsin is very much on the hot seat. If the Tigers get blown out in Athens, it might be his last game down on The Plains. Keep in mind Auburn has not won in Athens in over a decade…

Not unless Georgia looks rough for a third straight game should anyone in Dawg Nation panic.

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