News broke on Thursday that Kirby Smart agreed to a nine-figure contract extension with the Georgia Bulldogs Georgia coach Kirby Smart speaks during the national championship celebration at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. News Joshua L Jones

The Georgia Bulldogs have had an interesting offseason since winning back-to-back national championships. Former starting quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested in Dallas for public intoxication, and Philadephia Eagles first-round draft pick Jalen Carter was arrested for a misdemeanor for participating in street racing that caused the death of another player and Georgia staff member.

Yet, despite that, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart doesn’t seem to be concerned about the football culture in Athens.

In an interview with Marty Smith and Ryan McGee on their  SEC Network show, Smart discusses these issues.

“People want to question culture and people want to question what’s going on, I’ve never felt better about our culture than I do right now within our team,” claimed Smart.

Smart also added that both players and coaches enjoy being there, and that’s important when trying to continue the success the team is having.

“We’re retaining our players, they enjoy being there,” Kirby said. “They love the competition. Our coaching staff for the first time, I don’t know if it’s in the history, but every coach that will coach a position next year for the Bulldogs was on our staff last year.

Smart continued, “That’s hard to do after winning a national championship. So there’s something right about what we’re doing and people enjoy being there.”

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