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ATHENS, Ga. http:///...A-EURO-Italy-Jersey/ . -- Kirby Smarts first year as Georgias coach has hardly been a rousing success.If anything, the Bulldogs took a step back after dumping Mark Richt.That raises the stakes even higher for the regular-season finale against Georgia Tech.Especially to our older fan base, the history of this rivalry is really important to a lot of people, Smart said Monday. Its really important to me. Its really important to this team.Beating Georgia Tech was never much of an issue for Richt, whose teams won 13 of 15 meetings against the Yellow Jackets. In fact, the Bulldogs probably have more heated rivalries with Southeastern Conference foes such as Florida and Auburn.But this is the one game Georgia fans dread losing more than any other.Smart is certainly aware of that heading into Saturdays contest between the hedges.A lot of passion and energy goes into this game on both sides of it, he said. We tell our kids all the time: `Youre remembered by what your senior class does and what your record is against Georgia Tech.Georgia hired Smart to win a championship, something Richt had not done in a decade, but the Bulldogs (7-4) didnt come close to accomplishing that goal in Year 1. Maybe thats to be expected from someone who had never been a head coach. Smart will be the first to acknowledge that its been a bit of a learning curve, having to deal with everything from practice schedules to player discipline to split-second decisions on game day.There are a lot of things that you learn, he said. You learn more about yourself. You learn about your team. You learn about your staff. You learn about things you like, things you dont like.Smart wants to build a program that dominates on the offensive and defensive lines, which is way his former boss, Nick Saban, does things at Alabama. But the Bulldogs are still several recruiting classes away from reaching that goal, which has been especially evident in their struggles to establish a running game.Even with the dynamic backfield duo of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Georgia ranks only ninth in the SEC at 179.5 yards rushing per game. The play-calling of offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has also raised some eyebrows, most notably in a shocking home loss to Vanderbilt.Smart said some of the biggest changes hes been pushing are not apparent to those on the outside, and wouldnt necessarily pay immediate dividends.The practice intensity with which we go at things Monday through Friday is a big culture change that Im trying to set, he said. We are going to get work done these days and were going to work really hard and you have to trust that expending this energy, youre going to get to recover on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday before the games. And then as the season goes on, we try to cut back so that youre fresh for the game and you dont wear yourself out.For Smart, its also important to remain flexible, even while recognizing that there are certain standards that will be the same for every team.This team is different than the next team will be, he said. This teams got 11 seniors. This teams really young. Id like to think we are eventually going to have a mature team thats got guys that have played a lot, and I think you treat each team differently.Offensive guard Greg Pyke insists that Smarts philosophy is beginning to take hold, even if it doesnt necessarily show in the statistics.If you turn on the game and watch, as a team were just more physical, Pyke said. Ive really noticed that. Especially in my position group, you want to be very physical and control the line of scrimmage.If nothing else, Smarts energy and enthusiasm is apparent to everyone.I see all these photos of him jumping around on the sideline, Pyke said. Its like hes playing a game out there. He just brings that passion. He wants the guys on the team to do well not only in football but in life.While there has been some grumbling among Georgia fans about the record this season, Smart is the recipient of widespread support and an understanding that its going to take time to put his stamp on the program.Of course, a loss to Georgia Tech would undoubtedly erode some of that goodwill.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry .---For more AP college football coverage: www.collegefootball.ap.org Stefano Okaka Jersey . Hey!" The lower tier of the School End of Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road was packed solid with a very festive-sounding Chelsea choral section in this particular part of South Africa Road London, W12. Stephan El Shaarawy Jersey . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. 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PARIS -- The Englishman appointed to referee the European Championship final on Sunday has enjoyed a rollercoaster career that saw him appointed as the youngest elite referee in England and then survive a series of setbacks before rising to the top.Mark Clattenburgs season comes to an end at the final between France and Portugal at the Stade de France on the edge of Paris with his 50th game since last August, having already refereed Englands FA Cup final and the Champions League final.Clattenburg, 41, is a controversial figure reportedly unpopular among Englands conservative refereeing elite, but supported by ex-referee and UEFA refereeing chief Pierluigi Collina.The former head of Englands elite referees organization, Keith Hackett, said Clattenburg had beaten the system, and had been rightly rewarded with Sundays final. He deserves it thoroughly, Hackett told the You are the Ref website, not least for having the mental fortitude to keep going in the face of what appears to have been a lack of faith among his bosses.Hackett said Englands refereeing bosses had pushed referee Martin Atkinson as their candidate to represent England at the European Championship, but Collina had pressed Clattenburgs cause. In the end, England was allowed to be the only country that sent two teams of match officials to the tournament.Clattenburg has officiated at three games in France, none of which has proved controversial. He was praised for his handling of incidents in the game between Croatia and the Czech Republic when he had to suspend play after flares were thrown onto the pitch.Quietly spoken and with a strong accent from his home in northeastern England, Clattenburg is known for his fitness and calm authority on the pitch, although most referees under Collina have shown unprecedented ffitness levels in France. http:///...A-EURO-Italy-Jersey/. .His relations with his bosses in England are often under the spotlight and are still reported to be strained.In 2014 he was dropped from refereeing for a week when he broke protocol to get to a concert by singer Ed Sheeran in time.Referees are supposed to travel to games together, meeting at a hotel, to avoid security problems. But Clattenburg parked his car at West Bromwich Albions stadium so that he could leave quickly and drive to Newcastle to see Sheeran.In August 2000, Clattenburg made history as the youngest post-war referee in the Football League, at 25, and was on FIFAs elite list of officials at the age of 30.Like most referees, he has been insulted many times by teams who feel a sense of injustice at his decisions, but his worst period came in 2009, when he was sacked as an elite referee after being accused of threatening a business associate in an email.Clattenburg denied all the accusations and his appeal was successful. He was nonetheless banned for eight months by Englands Professional Game Match Officials Limited and reminded of his responsibilities and contractual obligations as a select group official.Since then, he has flourished.In the last season, over 50 games, he has shown 183 yellow cards and seven red cards, including eight yellow cards in the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.He was accused in that match of going easy on Real defender Pepe, who many agreed should have been shown a second yellow card. Pepe, if he is fit, will be playing for Portugal in Sundays final. Both teams have a number of English Premier League players who Clattenburg will know well. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 

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