Kirby Smart is just eight games into his tenure at Georgia, and already people are talking about who his replacement could be. Discussions like this from angry SEC fans are commonplace, but recent former captains from the program he now coaches? Not so common.
Former Georgia TE Arthur Lynch went on a bit of a Twitter rant on Sunday, just a day after the Bulldogs lost to the hated Florida Gators 24-10 and dropped to 4-4 on the season. That’s understandable, as the team’s 2013 offensive captain was likely still very much invested in the outcome emotionally.
“The Dawgs just aren’t very good,” he wrote. “Lack depth and consistency on offense. Bright spot is the defense.”
But along the way, he went from being upset about the outcome to calling for a coaching change.
“Pressure is officially on Smart,” he continued. “If he has another year like this one I won’t be surprised to see Coach Mike Bobo return home as HC in 2018.”
Whoa! That escalated quickly. Lynch, who played under Bobo prior to becoming a fifth-round selection of the Miami Dolphins in the 2014 NFL Draft, surely has a reason to be supportive of his former offensive coach.
But Bobo himself is just 4-4 at Colorado State this season, and the idea of firing Smart after just two seasons on the job seems pretty far-fetched.
After taking some heat on Twitter, Lynch cleared up his position on the program:
“To be clear: I am still 100 percent for the Dawgs. I’m just venting and coming to grips with the unfortunate reality.”