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Kirby Smart on potential Georgia three-peat: ‘Comfortable doesn’t win’

The Georgia Bulldogs are starting to seem like a school soccer dynasty after successful back-to-back championships with a 65-7 beatdown of the TCU Horned Frogs Monday night time. 

The Bulldogs have been dominant in 2022, turning into the primary Georgia group to complete a season 15-0 and the primary group to repeat because the 2011-12 Alabama Crimson Tide. 

Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates with the trophy after winning the CFP national championship against the TCU Horned Frogs at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. 

Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates with the trophy after successful the CFP nationwide championship in opposition to the TCU Horned Frogs at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. 
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As the Bulldogs enter the offseason, immortality is on the horizon. 

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Can Georgia change into a “three-peat” champion? 

“I actually don’t need to take into consideration three,” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart stated Tuesday. “It’s human nature to chill out. It’s human nature to take the straightforward route.” 

Smart praised the 2022 group for its resilience earlier than warning his 2023 squad in opposition to stress-free following back-to-back championships. 

“Starting to consider the subsequent one, I do assume it’ll be a lot more durable,” Smart continued. “And I do assume we’ll must reinvent ourselves subsequent yr as a result of you’ll be able to’t simply keep the identical. Like these two guys up right here [Javon Bullard and Brock Bowers], they’re coming again. And we have now a number of guys, for my part, which are going to come back again, and it is easy to get comfy. And comfy doesn’t win.”

Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs in the College Football Playoff national championship game at SoFi Stadium Jan. 9, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. Georgia defeated TCU 65-7.  

Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs within the College Football Playoff nationwide championship recreation at SoFi Stadium Jan. 9, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. Georgia defeated TCU 65-7.  
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The final group to win three straight nationwide championships was the Minnesota Golden Gophers from 1934-36. 

It was a vastly completely different time in school soccer with 1935 being the primary yr of the Associated Press period. 

In an period when gamers can switch with out sitting out a yr and when title, picture and likeness guidelines the day, a three-peat within the College Football Playoff period can be as spectacular as something school soccer has ever witnessed. 

Georgia can be getting into the 2023 season with a brand new quarterback underneath heart as Stetson Bennett, the two-time winner of the nationwide championship offensive MVP, departs Athens. 

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart celebrates after winning the national championship against TCU at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Jan. 9, 2023.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart celebrates after successful the nationwide championship in opposition to TCU at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Jan. 9, 2023.
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Redshirt junior Carson Beck is the favourite to take over for Bennett, in line with CBS Sports. 

Brock Vandagriff, a five-star recruit popping out of highschool, and Gunner Stockton will even be competing for the beginning job.

Whoever winds up underneath heart, historical past can be on his shoulders because the Bulldogs look to perform what has not been accomplished in trendy school soccer.  

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