Athens, Ga.—Kirby Smart knows just a little bit about Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge:

**–He’s seen it as a player. The All-SEC defensive back and team captain was on the field when Georgia upset No. 6 LSU 28-27 in 1998.

**–He’s seen it as an LSU coach, serving as an assistant to Nick Saban in 2004. That LSU team went 7-0 at Tiger Stadium.

**–He’s seen it as an assistant to Saban at Alabama.  Smart was 3-1 in trips to Baton Rouge.

Put it all together and Smart, now 42,  has been on the Tiger Stadium field as a player and coach 12 times. He walked off the field as a winner 11 times.

 

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