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Kirby Smart Getting Crushed For What He Just Did vs. Alabama

first_imgA closeup of Kirby Smart in Georgia Bulldogs apparel.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is facing some serious criticism for the move he just pulled late in the fourth quarter against Alabama.With Georgia and Alabama tied, 28-28, late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs’ head coach pulled out the trickeration.It did not work.Georgia called for a fake punt in the area of their own 50-yard line on a 4th and 11 attempt. Alabama sniffed it out easily.The Crimson Tide took over in great field position and Jalen Hurts led the offense down the field for a touchdown.People aren’t happy.“FOLKS, MORE LIKE KIRBY DUMB,” one writer tweeted.FOLKS, MORE LIKE KIRBY DUMB— The Other Matt Brown (@MattSBN) December 2, 2018“Did Kirby Smart just give away a Playoff berth and SEC Championship on a fake punt?” another added.Did Kirby Smart just give away a Playoff berth and SEC Championship on a fake punt?— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) December 2, 2018“What are you doing, Kirby? On fourth-and-11????” Yahoo! Sports college football insider Pete Thamel tweeted.What are you doing, Kirby? On fourth-and-11????— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 2, 2018It was certainly a puzzling decision and one that instantly came back to cost Georgia and its chances of winning the SEC Championship Game (and, maybe, an appearance in the College Football Playoff).There’s still some time left, though.Alabama and Georgia are playing on CBS.last_img read more