• Georgia's Kirby Smart named SEC Coach of the Year

    By: JuliaKate E. Culpepper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    In his second season at Georgia, Kirby Smart was named SEC Coach of the Year on Wednesday.

    This season, Smart led Georgia to its 13th SEC title, first College Football Playoff appearance and 12-1 record.

    Georgia will face Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

    Smart took over at Georgia in 2015 following eight seasons as defensive coordinator for the University of Alabama. Smart played college football at Georgia in the 1990's.

    Roquan Smith was named the SEC Defensive Player of the year and Quarterback Jake Fromm was named SEC Freshman of the Year.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.

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