Kirby Smart during his post-Auburn Game Press Conference, Sat. Nov. 11, 2017

Kirby Smart during his post-Auburn Game Press Conference, Sat. Nov. 11, 2017

After Georgia’s 40-17 loss to SEC rival Auburn on Saturday on the road at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Head Coach Kirby Smart gave an update on the Bulldogs and provided some honest, no frills answers to some tough questions.


Coach Smart says Georgia just simply got outplayed and out-executed, and they made too many mistakes to overcome and get a win against a talented Auburn squad. Now, they have to make sure this loss does not turn into two as they get ready for Kentucky for next Saturday.


“First off, give a lot of credit to Auburn and Gus’ staff. They did a tremendous job. They were more physical than us on both sides of the line of scrimmage,” said Smart. “Every SEC game that I have ever been a part of, if you lose the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, you don’t have a great chance of a good outcome. I thought it was a momentum game. We certainly lost the momentum there with some really uncharacteristic penalties. Throw that in with the fact that they were more physical than us, they controlled the line of scrimmage, were able to run it at will, and they stopped our run. So you shake their hand, tell them they did a good job, and we have to pick it up and go get better. Kentucky is not going to feel sorry for us. So humility is always a week away. This team will answer and respond the right way because we have some good leaders in that room, and they want to improve upon what they just showed.”


Here is full audio of Kirby’s press conference:







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