Kirby Smart Identifies Major Area Georgia Needs To Improve

first_imgKirby Smart reacting to a Georgia football game.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The Georgia Bulldogs had no trouble dispatching SEC-rival Vanderbilt on the road this past weekend, winning 30-6. But head coach Kirby Smart identified one area where Georgia needs to see some improvements in 2019.Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Smart made it clear that tackling was an area where the team needs to improve. Georgia gave up over 100 yards rushing, with the Commodore running backs averaging nearly five yards a carry.Via Saturday Down South:“Could improve, we had some space tackling where guys were just reaching out… some of their running backs just out-efforted us… We have a lot to improve upon as far as tackling.”Fortunately for the Bulldogs, their tackling troubles didn’t really hurt them much at all. Vanderbilt could muster only two second quarter field goals, and less than 100 net passing yards. Meanwhile, Georgia ran the ball with ease against the Commodores, getting over 300 yards on the ground.But after the brutal finishes to the last two seasons, with a pair of post-season losses to Alabama and an upset bowl loss to Texas, Kirby Smart will undoubtedly want to see every single detail of the team refined to a razor’s edge.The Bulldogs’ next two opponents will be Murray State and Arkansas State. They will be favored by multiple touchdowns in both of those games – and they’ll have plenty of time to fix their issues.last_img

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