Bradley’s Buzz: The Falcons won’t be good, which isn’t all bad

The Braves just won the World Series. The Hawks made the Eastern Conference finals in 2021. We around here have seen rebuilds bear fruit. This correspondent believes Smith and general manager Terry Fontenot know what they’re doing. They just need time to do it.

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About Kirby Smart’s contract

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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart takes the stage for his press conference at SEC Media Days with 2021 National Champions flashing on the screen in the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton / Curtis Compton@ajc.com)

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Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart takes the stage for his press conference at SEC Media Days with 2021 National Champions flashing on the screen in the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton / Curtis Compton@ajc.com)

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

His new deal with Georgia calls for him to make $112.5 million through 2031. This tells us two things. First, that his alma mater hugely values his services. Second, that UGA has anticipated a day when Nick Saban, who’s 70, steps down and Alabama will be forced to throw money at somebody to replace the GOAT.

Having apprenticed under Saban in Tuscaloosa, Smart would be an obvious choice. With this contract, though, he’s making more than Saban. Smart has to believe…

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