Georgia HC Kirby Smart Calls For Change After 63-3 Bowl Win Over Florida State: “They Need To Fix This”

The No. 6 ranked Georgia Bulldogs capped off it’s 2023 season with the largest blowout win in bowl history, dismantling the No. 5 Florida State Seminoles, 63-3, in the Capital One Orange Bowl. The blowout was in-large part because more than 20 FSU players opted-out due to injuries or because they entered the transfer portal.

While Kirby Smart was ecstatic that his players got the win, he understood that it came against a team missing nearly a third of it’s roster. Following the 60-point win, Smart used his postgame press conference to call for change in college football.

“People need to see what happened tonight and they need to fix this,” Smart said. “It needs to be fixed. It’s very unfortunate that they, who have a good football team and a good football program, are in the position they’re in. And everybody can say it’s their own fault, it’s their own problem. Everybody can say that we had our guys and they didn’t have their guys. I can listen to all that. But college football has got to decide what they want.”

“I know things are changing. Things are going to change next year. You know what, there’s gonna still be bowl games outside of those. People got to decide what they want and what they really want to get out of it, cause it’s really unfortunate for those kids on that sideline that had to play in that game and didn’t have their full arsenal. It affected the game, 100%.”    

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Florida State was controversially left out of the College Football Playoff after going 13-0 and winning the ACC Championship Game. That was due in large part to the injury to Heisman-trophy candidate quarterback Jordan Travis.