Smart apologizes for using expletive after win over Auburn

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia coach Kirby Smart has apologized for using an expletive after his team's victory over Auburn, which sent the No. 4 Bulldogs to the Southeastern Conference championship game for the third year in a row.
Smart began his regularly scheduled news conference Monday by saying he was disappointed in himself for his choice of words in the wake of a 21-14 victory over the Tigers.
The comment came when Smart was asked by a reporter what he told his players after they clinched another SEC East title. He replied, "I told them, `How `bout them (expletive) Dogs!"'
Smart says the comment was "not indicative of what I stand for." He says one knows he has messed up when he gets home after a big win to find `your wife is upset about something you said."