Media Members Allowed To Watch 15 Minutes Of Georgia’s Practice, But Get Full Yoga Session Instead

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Two days before Georgia battles Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals in Atlanta head coach Kirby Smart had some fun with the media. On Thursday’s during the season, Georgia holds a yoga session before practice, and today was no different.

You’d be hard to find a college coach that enjoys having the media around during practice, even if it’s only for 15 minutes. Usually, schools will allow the media to observe the first few periods of practice during preseason camp, every so often during a season. It’s almost like media members will be giving away secrets by gathering info on who’s stretching or catching a pass during drills, but coaches are going to keep a tight ship.

So, when bowl season comes around there are opportunities for members of the media to get a chance to see who’s practicing at full strength. Trust me, you’re not going to get much from viewing these few periods of practice, so Kirby Smart decided to have some fun today in Atlanta.

After hinting at the opportunity for media gathered in Atlanta for the Peach Bowl to view the Bulldogs participating in a yoga session, it did not disappoint. This turned out to be a glorious trolling job by the Georgia head coach.

It’s safe to assume that Kirby Smart’s staff had this planned out for tonight, bringing a few tweets of laughter from the media in Atlanta. Obviously it’s one thing to see some pad popping during practice, but watching these football players participate in a yoga session, while being instructed over a loudspeaker, is peak college football.

Stetson Bennett #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates a touchdown. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Georgia surely isn’t going to change its regular game plan for practices with a massive game just 48 hours away. The Bulldogs are one win away from playing for another national championship.

Written by Trey Wallace

Wallace started covering the SEC in 2012, as the conference landscape was beginning to change. Prior to his time in Knoxville, Wallace worked in Nashville for The Read Optional, where he first produced content that garnered national attention. His passion for sports is evident in his work and has led him to break some of college football’s biggest stories. His social media reach and natural podcast proficiency continue to make Wallace one of SEC’s most trusted sources.

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  1. no offence guys, but the media tries too often to assert themselves into the event – no where is that more prevalent than in sports. I may not like GA or Smart, but Kirby is preparing for game and the last thing ANYONE needs is speculation “dreamed-up” at some media circus.

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