ATHENS — Kirby Smart didn’t hesitate when asked what separates this Georgia football team from last season’s national champions.
“Hellified leadership,” Smart said, using a word that, per a quick Google search means “complete, extreme and noncomparable.”
Indeed, this version of the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs doesn’t have a record 15 players on the verge of being drafted like last season’s national champions, or experienced depth at every position.
No, this season’s group has had to grow as the season has progressed, and that has meant players have had to hold one another accountable.
“The leaders on this team stand up,” Smart said. “I asked them …. ‘What makes you different than last year’s team?’ And they said, ‘Our response to adversity.’ "
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