As SEC league officials gathered to discuss whether to hold eight or nine conference games, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart had a unique response to the conversation.
According to a BFC insider Brett McMurphy, Kirby Smart described the topic as “the most overrated conversation ever.” It’s not that big of a deal for me.
Although the number of conference games for most SEC teams is a big topic of conversation, Smart and the Bulldogs have not lost a single game in the SEC since the 2020 season. After being crowned back-to-back national champions in the 2022 and 2023 national championship games, the Bulldogs have found a way to continue their success no matter who is on the other side of the ball.
The SEC has followed an eight-game conference schedule in the past, but with topics such as conference realignment, team relegation, and expansion of the College Football Playoff, the decision to play nine games instead of eight doesn’t really seem like the most pressing question. .
Smart and the Bulldogs will begin their season on September 2 against UT Martin as the Bulldogs look to make history as the second team to win three consecutive national titles, joining Minnesota in 1934, 1935 and 1936.