Kent State coach Sean Lewis is thrilled with the players Kirby Smart has hired and developed in Georgia.
The Golden Flashes are Georgia’s No. 1 contender in week four, and Lewis told reporters Tuesday that he considers the reigning national champion Bulldogs to be the most talented college football team.
“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this is the greatest gathering of talent that has ever been assembled on a football team, thanks to the work of Coach (Kirby) Smart, his staff and the tireless, tireless effort they put in. invest in building the program to an elite, elite level,” Lewis said. “This is a huge challenge, an amazing opportunity; they are incredibly talented.”
It’s not easy to disagree with Lewis after Georgia beat Alabama for the national title and the way the 2022 season started. The Bulldogs beat their three opponents 130–10, with the closest game being a 33–0 shutout over FCS rival Samford in a game that saw Georgia able to travel and play with more players. Fifteen Bulldogs caught the pass in that game.
Georgia’s early season dominance is even more impressive when you consider how much talent the NFL has left after the 2021 season. Five Georgia guards were selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and fifteen Bulldogs were selected in seven rounds of the draft. Eleven players were selected in the first four rounds.
Georgia has been in the top 5 recruiting classes in each of the past six seasons and has been ranked #1 by the Rivals in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Given Lewis’s comments, it’s easy to guess that his team on Saturday will be a huge underdog. Georgia is the Golden Flash favorite with 46.5 points. on BetMGM and is -10000 to win immediately. This means that if you bet $10 on Georgia to win with any account, you will make a profit of 10 cents on that bet if Georgia wins. Kent State, meanwhile, is +2500 on the moneyline and is tied with Vanderbilt, who plays No. 2 in Alabama on Saturday, for the longest winning odds in Week 4.