Attack the Day
Attack the Day

Attack the Day

Kirby Smart and Georgia's Return to Glory
By Seth Emerson, Foreword by Matt Stinchcomb


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB, Trade Paper

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629377230

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2020)


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Dive into the resurgence of Georgia football and the man behind it
When Kirby Smart returned to his alma mater in 2016, hopes were high that he could take Georgia football to that elusive next level. Smart wasted no time putting his mark on the Bulldogs, however, making an immediate impact on recruiting and in 2017, reaching the College Football Playoff and coming within moments of a national championship. Biding his time and crafting his philosophy as a defensive coordinator under Nick Saban, Smart waited for his opportunity to return to Georgia, turning down several coaching opportunities in the meantime. Still early in his tenure, Smart has gone on to dominate recruiting on a national scale, win the SEC, reach the national championship game, and will be attacking the college football landscape for years to come.

Author Biography

Seth Emerson is a staff writer for The Athletic Atlanta, covering Georgia football and athletics. He has written previously for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Albany Herald.

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Attack the Day

Kirby Smart and Georgia’s Return to Glory 

By Seth Emerson / Foreword by Matt Stinchcomb


For decades, the Georgia faithful have asked, “How ’bout them Dawgs?” Since Kirby Smart took the helm, it’s a question Bulldogs fans love to answer.

In Attack the Day: Kirby Smart and Georgia’s Return to Glory (Triumph Books, September 1st, 2020), Seth Emerson of the Athletic Atlanta explores how Smart found his way home to Georgia and helped the Dawgs reclaim their place as one of college football’s top programs. In four seasons calling the shots, Smart has averaged 11 wins per year, took the team’s SEC rival Alabama to overtime in the 2017 College Football Championship and established the Bulldogs as a perennial threat to earn a spot in the playoffs. Emerson combines quality reporting with an encyclopedic knowledge of Georgia football, blending biography and sports writing to tell Smart’s story. Highlights include:


  • A thoughtful foreword from former Bulldog All-American and current ESPN analyst Matt Stinchcomb
  • Smart’s football pedigree, from growing up with a father who coached to his years assisting Nick Saban at Alabama
  • The power of recruiting, and how Smart set about changing the culture in Athens
  • Beating Notre Dame, embarking on the “Revenge Tour” and the unprecedented comeback victory over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on the way to the 2017 College Football Championship game
  • Behind the scenes anecdotes and insights into a new era of Georgia football


Attack the Day does justice to its subject, showcasing the philosophies, work ethic and attitude that make Kirby Smart a hero in Athens. Georgia fans will find endless value in the pages of this great new look at the man who brought pride back to Bulldog Nation.

About the Author:

Seth Emerson is a staff writer for the Athletic Atlanta.