During a press conference leading into the SEC Championship game, UGA HC Kirby Smart was asked about his opinion of LSU HC Ed Orgeron. Smart took the chance to praise Orgeron and also throw shade at UF HC Dan Mullen.
"You can say this, in the coaching profession, everyone has respect for coach O," Smart said via 247Sports.com. "No. 1, he's a great person. He's fun to be around. He's an elite recruiter. I remember as a young coach the first time I ever heard of coach O, you would hear stories, and they were just crazy stories. I mean, you heard all these things, and he's got such a charisma about him and a character about him that you enjoy being around him. I have the great fortune at every SEC meeting of having 'F' on my left, Florida, and 'L' on my right, Louisiana, so I get to sit between those two guys. It's definitely a big contrast. I enjoy getting to visit with coach O."
Woah! Shots fired! out of nowhere! The Florida-Georgia game this year was essentially the SEC East "Championship", the stakes are always high and the pair of coaches in Smart and Mullen have certainly kept things fresh in the rivalry. 2020 should be fun.