Georgia football HC Kirby Smart ready for season-opening game vs Clemson

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Kirby Smart appeared on College GameDay this Saturday via a FaceTime call and discussed the upcoming game vs Clemson on Sept. 4 in Charlotte.

We are just one week away from the top-five matchup, that is considered the biggest season-opening game in a long, long time.

“It ramps it up when you are playing a team like Clemson, and a program like Clemson,” Smart said.

“All your guys come fired up and ready to play. We’ve started on them the last couple of days, and you can see the energy starting to increase.”

Georgia quarterback JT Daniels was more than impressive in the second half of the 2020 college football season, giving UGA fans hope that the Bulldogs’ offense can move the ball through the air rather than solely relying on the run game.

With Daniels under center, Georgia’s offense was actually exciting to watch – something Bulldogs’ fans have not really been able to say since Aaron Murray was in Athens.

Daniels looks ready to lead the Bulldogs in 2021 and he should be one of the nation’s top quarterbacks at the end of the season.

He had a phenomenal first year with Georgia, throwing for 1,231 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in four games.

Everything seemed to click when Daniels lined up under center, and years of built-up frustration with the Georgia offense began to slip away.

“I think everybody is a lot more comfortable with the guy at the helm understanding what to do in Coach (Todd) Monken’s offense,” Smart said.

“In terms of repetitions, we’ve had a lot more. Just spring practice alone, we were able to get more work.

“But getting quality depth and more guys that can play winning football, that’s kind of been the objective of camp, and we’ve been able to do that.”