Kirby Smart explains how Georgia will handle the unique nature of Senior Day


Keith Farner | 7 hours in the past

Kirby Smart continues to adapt to the altering nature of faculty soccer, and lately, which means a number of lessons of gamers being eligible for Senior Day honors. Gone are the days of four-year seniors, and third-year juniors being out there.

Georgia will honor its seniors this week towards Charleston Southern for the last residence sport earlier than the Bulldogs wrap up the common season subsequent week at Georgia Tech.

Georgia final yr missed a possibility to honor its seniors as a result of the Vanderbilt sport was canceled. Smart stated now that the plan is to honor all fourth-year gamers or past. The NCAA final yr granted each faculty athlete a further yr of eligibility as a result of of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A lot of them have an extra year of eligibility, but we’re not crossing that yet,” he stated. “We’d rather them have an opportunity to go ahead and walk, and then make the decision. If they walk twice, then great, they’ve got a special opportunity. Different times we’re in these days obviously. So I would rather err on the side of all you guys go walk, and then decide what you want to do, then not walk and possibly miss the opportunity.”

Third-year juniors will not be included in that group, Smart stated Monday at his press convention, as a result of they will resolve about their NFL plans after the season. This week is about gamers who years remaining, and Smart stated there are fairly of few of them on the roster.