Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart knows his team has a tough matchup this weekend with the Tennessee Vols in Athens.
And as a result, Smart wants Georgia fans to flood Sanford Stadium this weekend and be loud.
“Saturday we need Dawg Nation to affect the game! If you can talk when you leave, you didn’t yell enough!” tweeted Smart ahead of Georgia’s showdown with Tennessee.
Saturday we need Dawg Nation to affect the game !! If you can talk when you leave, you didn’t yell enough !!— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) October 30, 2022
Smart knows it’s going to be tough to stop the Vols’ offense. The added noise from fans could help disrupt Tennessee’s communication on offense, which is what Smart is hoping will happen.
On Monday, Vols head coach Josh Heupel was asked about getting his team prepared to play Between the Hedges.
Josh Heupel on playing in Athens pic.twitter.com/d7QNUJ29l4— zach ragan (@zachTNT) October 31, 2022
“Great environments, that’s why you come coach and play in this league,” said Heupel. “You want to be in big-time games, and there’s something unique about being on the road and facing that type of environment too. It’s fun and exciting.”
“So, we’ll practice with crowd noise like we do,” added Heupel. “When we’re at home, we practice it as well, we just do it with the defense because they have to learn to communicate through it. So, we’ll try to prepare for that and be ready to handle it. We obviously know that it’ll be a great environment.”
I don’t know who wins on Saturday, but one thing is certain — it’s going to be a wild environment in Athens this weekend.
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