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Kirby Smart calls out coaches negatively recruiting UGA saying 'SEC too tough'


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Kirby Smart doesn't think teams are playing fair in recruiting (Chuck Cook - USA Today Sports)
Kirby Smart doesn't think teams are playing fair in recruiting (Chuck Cook - USA Today Sports)

Georgia football doesn't have a problem recruiting elite talent.

The Bulldogs sign top-five recruiting classes yearly, bringing in blue-chip after blue-chip to play in Athens. Despite that type of success, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was complaining about negative recruiting in an interview Friday with SEC Network's Paul Finebaum.

"You probably would believe it, but you wouldn't believe what some coaches outside our conference tell kids," Smart said. "They'll sell to a kid that it's better to not go to the SEC because it's too tough."

Smart thinks coaches are telling recruits that you might get banged up bad playing in the rugged SEC.

"It's too competitive, too physical. You might get beat up. You might get banged up, and you might not have as good of a career there you'd have somewhere else."

Smart understands that football players want to play in meaningful games.

"Well, that's not the way the NFL GM's are looking at it, and that's not the way the NFL coaches are looking at it," he said. "They want to take kids that want to compete at the highest level, that want to go play in those big-time match-ups, and that's what the kids want. They want to go play in the biggest games in the biggest places, and that's what they aspire to do.

"So, for a coach in maybe another conference to sell, 'Hey, it might be an easier path to come over here and go this way,' it just speaks volumes. You want kids to be able to see through that."

Currently, Georgia has the No. 7 recruiting class for 2021 and numero uno in whining about recruiting.

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Carlsbad®
spacer Kirby creating a straw man. Doubt anyone coaches say that and
Baltimore Tiger®
spacer Or maybe: Come to a school where you can win a national
TigerzzRoar®
spacer Not a chance a coach would say that.
Caddie
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KASac77®
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allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer this is just flat out pathetic...
dark side of the moo®
spacer Re: this is just flat out pathetic...
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Typical concocted SEC homer circle jerk bait...
tabbyplague®
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Tiger2314
spacer Meanwhile Clemson is 11-3 versus the SEC over 5 seasons.
Harley®
spacer Re: Meanwhile Clemson is 11-3 versus the SEC over 5 seasons.
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Kirby must think we are idiots.
bretfsu®
spacer Re: Kirby must think we are idiots.
allinallorangeallthetime52®
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TigerLinks®
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TigerLinks®
spacer Kirby gonna Kirby
CUGRAD1980
spacer Re: Kirby gonna Kirby
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer He must have meant the sec fake punts were to tough.***
colberttiger
spacer ??***
72 Fla. Tiger
spacer Kirby should spend more time coaching and less complaining
tigerdave2®
spacer Re: Kirby should spend more time coaching and less complaining
Hoppercats21
spacer Is everyone and everything associated with UGA pathetic?
tigerdrummer®
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Rw43
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allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Kirby was Smart to make those comments
psybj
spacer Whining to get attention is still whining.
Memphis Tiger®
spacer Re: 'LSU played teams better than CU during the season'
Rw43
spacer Re: 'LSU played teams better than CU during the season'
psybj
spacer Re: 'LSU played teams better than CU during the season'
Salty55®
spacer Re: 'LSU played teams better than CU during the season'
psybj
spacer Re: 'LSU played teams better than CU during the season'
TigerzzRoar®
spacer Re: 'LSU played teams better than CU during the season'
Memphis Tiger®
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BloodbeOrange®
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Rw43
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gat1ger
spacer Oh so that’s why no one wants to draft
braker®
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Jimbo
spacer all the while, Dan Mullen is sitting quietly, he better be more concerned
jcope
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QBVII
spacer "knock out with dirty plays"
psybj
spacer Re: "knock out with dirty plays"
CUgrad2011
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Eagle03®
spacer THis is a team that had 2 offensive linemen in the first
Clemson81to85
spacer Wonder why he doesn’t mention the SEC’s
sbrooks®

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