NASHVILLE, TN- Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are in the middle of a historic run coming off back-to-back national championships with a talented roster returning giving a chance at claiming a third.
With the heightened expectations, Smart was very quick to emphasize the importance of battling complacency. Smart introduced a new mantra for the team this upcoming season to combat any complacency felt in the locker room: “Better never rest”.
Brock Bowers, Kamari Lassiter, and Sedrick Van Pran were the three representatives joining Smart at SEC Media Days and showed a united front behind that message.
“We are trying to eat off the floor,” Lassiter said. “We are not trying to be complacent. We are trying to uphold our standard and keep the main thing the main thing.”
The Bulldogs program is trying to get better on and off the field. There’s been speculation surrounding the program’s integrity since the car accident resulting in the deaths of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy, and multiple speeding violations shortly after.
Of course, the Bulldogs realize the danger of driving high speeds and want to eliminate those incidents.
“What concerns me most is the safety of our players, and when you drive at high speeds it’s unsafe. We don’t want that to happen,” Smart added.
The leadership amongst the players will be most vital in eliminating the traffic violations and any other immature mistakes off the field.
“So I think starting off is taking responsibility and understanding that we have made some mistakes. Don’t shy away from it. Understand it and own up to it, but then from that point, take action,” said Van Pran.