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Georgia Coach Kirby Smart Calls 8 vs. 9 SEC Games an ‘Overrated Conversation’

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With SEC league officials meeting to discuss the topic of whether to have eight or nine conference games, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart had a unique response to the conversation.

According to CFB insider Brett McMurphy, Kirby Smart described the topic as the, “Most overrated conversation there ever was. It’s not that big of a deal to me.”


While the amount of conference games for most teams in the SEC is an important topic of conversation, Smart and the Bulldogs haven’t lose a game in the SEC since the 2020 season. After being crowned back-to-back national champions in the 2022 and 2023 national championship games, the Bulldogs have found a way to continue their success regardless of who’s on the other side of the ball.

The SEC has previously followed an eight game conference schedule in the past, but with topics of conference realignment, relegation of teams, and college football playoff expansion, the decision to play nine games instead eight games doesn’t really feel like the most pressing matter.

Smart and the Bulldogs kick their season off on September 2nd against UT Martin as the Bulldogs look to make history as the second team ever to win three straight national titles joining Minnesota in 1934, 1935, and 1936.

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