Criticism warranted, but conclusions about Smart premature

Kirby Smart walks off the field following Georgia's 17-16 loss to Vanderbilt Oct. 15.

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Kirby Smart walks off the field following Georgia's 17-16 loss to Vanderbilt Oct. 15.

Athens -- There is a tendency in sports, as in life and mutant political races, to have every sudden development morph into a misguided absolute or a knee-jerk social-media narrative. Look no further than Georgia football as a microcosm of this universe:

Kirby Smart is struggling, so it’s clear Georgia made a mistake thinking it can do better than Mark Richt. 

(Not necessarily.)

A new coach who can’t even get his team ready to play Nicholls State or Vanderbilt is obviously overmatched as a head coach. 

(A bit premature.)