Paul Finebaum Reacts To Kirby Smart’s Comments About Tennessee

first_img Paul Finebaum of SEC Network isn’t buying it, either. He knows the state of the UT program better than anyone. On Saturday morning, Finebaum had a humorous response to Smart’s remarks.“He’s just trying to not let his players look behind and see the Georgia State and the BYU,” Finebaum said on SEC Nation. “His point is good. I think he deserves an Oscar for selling it as well as he did.”If Oscars were given out in college football, Smart would certainly be nominated for one.Georgia-Tennessee kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. An extreme closeup of ESPN's Paul Finebaum.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Leading up to Saturday’s Georgia-Tennessee game, Dawgs head coach Kirby Smart praised the Volunteers and Jeremy Pruitt. Maybe even to the point of overpraising.It’s no secret Tennessee football is a disaster. In a recruiting hotbed, and considering the resources the school has, the Volunteers are flat-out embarrassing themselves this season. But that didn’t stop Smart from praising the team earlier this week.“They’ve had a whole week to get better and improve, and I think it shows on tape when you watch them how hard they play, that they’re on the brink of something special,” Smart said, via Twitter.If you didn’t known anything about Tennessee, Smart makes it sound like they’re one of the better teams in the nation. But as we all know, that’s not the case.IT’S. ABOUT. TO. GO. DOWN. #SECNation pic.twitter.com/VgFNlqNEdP— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 5, 2019last_img

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