Kirby Smart Provides Updates On Georgia Injuries And Talks Tennessee

Kirby Smart Provides Updates On Georgia Injuries And Talks Tennessee

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Kirby Smart Provides Updates On Georgia Injuries And Talks Tennessee


The No. 2 ranked Georgia Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0) return to Sanford Stadium on Saturday for a nationally-televised game with Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee (2-2, 0-1). Georgia is coming off a 43-29 win at Missouri while the Vols suffered a 47-21 home loss to Florida.

Kirby Smart opened his Monday press conference with updates on injuries to key Bulldogs, including starting offensive linemen Andrew Thomas and Ben Cleveland. He continued with his opening statement regarding Tennessee and the state of their football program.

“I think this is one of the exciting rivalries in college football. When you look over the last six, seven years, there have been some really tight ball games, some really exciting ball games, and some I watched from afar and some I’ve been a part of. I have a lot of respect for their program. I think Jeremy is doing a good job there, and certainly being a physical football team you can see that identity created and what they’re trying to create and how they run the ball and what they do. I think that’s important in building a good program, and they’re certainly on the right track when it comes to the physicality they’re trying to do things with on both sides of the ball.”

Georgia shutout Tennessee 41-0 in Knoxville last season. The border rivals first squared off in 1899 and the Vols hold a 23-22-2 lead in the series. The Dawgs are 7-3 vs Vols in the last ten games. Founding members of the SEC, Tennessee and Georgia are the second and third winningest programs in SEC history.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET ‘Between the Hedges’ with CBS broadcasting the game and the IMG Network carrying the radio feed.

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