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In the event Ric Flair’s one-sided beef with Kirby Smart ever gets settled in the ring, Flair would be wise to keep Smart from climbing the top rope — because Kirby’s got hops.
Georgia’s championship-winning coach showed off his springs during the final minute of the Bulldogs’ 33-18 win over Bama. After defensive back Kalee Ringo intercepted a pass from Bryce Young and ran it back 79 yards for six points, Smart could be seen on the Georgia sideline showing off an impressive standing vertical.
Now, despite holding the Tide to just 18 points, the question can be asked: Would Georgia’s defense have been even stingier if their head coach had swapped his headset for a helmet?
Vertical jump is big pic.twitter.com/jFsAwVqf72
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) January 11, 2022
Who knew Smart had that much bounce? Middle-aged white men in visors and khakis haven’t displayed that type of athleticism since Traeger smokers first appeared at Walmart.
But Smart’s rocket boosters can’t be a complete shock to anyone who’s followed his career. Before he was patrolling the sidelines in a headset, Smart roamed the field as a Georgia defensive back from 1995-98, and he did so at a high level. He was first-team All-SEC as a senior and still ranks fourth in Bulldogs history with 13 career interceptions.
Apparently, he didn’t leave it all on the field.
Smart’s invisible trampoline routine then brought out the best from internet photoshop enthusiasts everywhere.
— George Whipple Jr. (@gwhipp) January 11, 2022
Kirby Smart jumped so high on that pick you can fit a second Kirby Smart under Kirby Smart pic.twitter.com/hHo6Otyz2l
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 11, 2022
Kirby got a little assistance on that jump. pic.twitter.com/3uFgl22YS0
— Garrit Jacobson (@gjacobson) January 11, 2022
Nature Boy may want to tap out.
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