Kirby Smart doesn’t think South Carolina’s shock victory the last time the Gamecocks made the trip to Athens will play all that big a factor on Saturday.
He reiterated that the 2019 home defeat was more about what Georgia did to itself than anything South Carolina did when it pulled out a 20-17 win in overtime.
The Georgia head coach has also downplayed the impact of having Will Muschamp on staff. Sure, the former South Carolina head coach knows some of the personnel on the Gamecocks, but he’s no expert on the new schemes being employed by current South Carolina coach Shane Beamer.
“He just might know more about them in terms of what strengths and weaknesses there are,” Smart said. “So, we always do personnel with somebody who knows teams, and we get the personnel information, but at the end of the day, I think some of these kids can improve, get better, and they’re year older. You don’t always know exactly what they’re like.”
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