Kirby Smart previews Georgia vs. Tennessee game

University of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart met with media after practice Tuesday evening and offered comments regarding the preparation for Tennessee.

The battle of the two remaining undefeateds in the Southeastern Conference, Georgia vs. Tennessee, kicks off this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

With both teams sitting at 8-0, the winner of this game can punch their ticket to the SEC championship.

Georgia is an 8.5 point favorite to beat the Vols, per BetMGM. The over/under is set at 66.5.

What Smart said about the upcoming Georgia vs. Tennessee game…

Q. On the expectation of the outside linebackers going against Tennessee's offense…

A. “Tennessee is not necessarily a pass-happy offense. I don’t know if y’all have watched them, but they run the ball really well.

I think you could say that statistically they have explosive passes.

They are a running team that chunks it deep.

They do a really good job with explosive pass plays.

They commit to the run.

There is a toughness there.

Their backs run really tough.

That is the next man up.

Those guys have to play.

They practice every day just like Nolan (Smith) does.

They have to have an opportunity to go play.

This is the next man up.

The twos practice every day.

Our threes practice every day.

Our scouts practice every day.

Those are the guys that will have to go play.”


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