There is a multifaceted narrative here: one that exists within this game and one that lives in Smart's short tenure as head coach. Let's start with the latter. It's safe to say that the good graces and the pedestal that the head coach has been carried on by fans' shoulders since he was
Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly faked the handoff and then took off running toward the end zone. A few seconds and 41 yards later, the quarterback had cruised through the middle of the Georgia defense and into the end zone untouched. It was pretty much that easy for the Rebels all afternoon.
The honeymoon is over for Kirby Smart. Georgia's rookie coach is dealing with his first defeat, a blowout at the hands of Mississippi, and things don't get any easier this week when No. 11 Tennessee visits Sanford Stadium for a Southeastern Conference game that has become a virtual must-win