Kirby Smart named SEC Coach of the Year by AP, league's coaches
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Kirby Smart named SEC Coach of the Year by AP, league’s coaches

Kirby Smart
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UGA football head coach Kirby Smart has been named the SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press (AP) and a vote of the league’s coaches, it was announced on Wednesday.

Kirby Smart led the Georgia Bulldogs to their first undefeated regular-season since 1982 at 12-0 before suffering their first loss of the season in the SEC Championship Game.

Smart also guided the Bulldogs to a number one ranking for eight consecutive weeks and helped lead the top defense in the nation.

The third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs are set to face the second-ranked Michigan Wolverines in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 The game will be televised by ESPN at 7:30pm ET.

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