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Kirby Smart Apologizes For What He Said After Beating Auburn

A solo shot of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart.

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart had plenty of reason to be excited in Saturday's 21-14 win over Auburn. His 'Dawgs had just beaten their third ranked team of the season, clinching a spot in the SEC Championship Game for the third year in a row in the process.

But Smart may have been just a little too excited after the game.

When interviewed after the game about how it felt, he used an expletive and said, "I told them, 'How 'bout them (expletive) Dogs!'"

While plenty of Georgia fans were likely delighted to see their coach so excited, the broadcast network and the FCC probably weren't too thrilled.

At his Monday press conference, Smart apologized for his "choice of words."

Per ESPN, Smart said the comment was "not indicative of what I stand for." He joked that his wife gave him an earful when he got home later.

Hopefully Smart's wife didn't make him wash his mouth out with soap. But a fine could be forthcoming.

Georgia fans will be quick to forgive their fourth-year head coach, though.

The 'Dawgs now control their own destiny in the College Football Playoff race. If they go 12-1 with an SEC title win, there's no way they won't be in the national title race next month.