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Kirby Smart: Strike fear, respect the opponent, keep players happy

ATHENS — Kirby Smart is fighting to keep a chip on his team’s shoulder, but it’s getting harder with each lopsided win and national accolade.

This week’s pushover opponent for No. 1-ranked Georgia is Kent State, a Mid-American Conference team the Bulldogs are favored to beat by 46 points.

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“I know you guys don’t ever listen to anything we say in here, but this is a really good football team and they have played two really good football teams,” Smart said on Monday, doing his best to create a sense of urgency for the game with the …. Golden Flashes.

“And you watch the first half of the Oklahoma game, you have no question how good they are. They, really, played Washington well outside of a couple of drives. Washington scored on them. But outside of that, they went toe to toe with Washington.”

Indeed, the Sooners held only a 7-3 halftime lead over Kent State, which is located in Kent, Ohio, which is located (scrolls out on Wiki map) northeast of Akron, Ohio, which is located (scrolls out more) just south of Cleveland.

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