For the sports fan, optimism is a great thing, maybe the best of things.
For the University of Georgia football fan in April of 2016, optimism is higher than it has been in years, perhaps decades.
A new coach has seemingly energized a base to the degree that 93,000 fans turned out for a gloried scrimmage simply because he asked them to do so. (And you thought people blindly followed presidential candidates.)
While many media reports from the spring game indicate that the most impressive thing about the spring football game was the size of the crowd in attendance, there can be no denying that a turnout of that magnitude shows just how high the optimism meter is currently registering for the University of Georgia.
On paper, hiring Kirby Smart, a former Bulldog player, was a smart move. While it has never been said by UGA athletic officials, there is a chance Smart might not be UGA’s head coach right now had South Carolina not made a push to hire him for its program.
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