Now this is more like it.
When talking with Georgia players it’s easy to tell which game meant the most for the Bulldogs. Each one talked about how important the Florida win was for the season and the program. It not only gave Georgia’s seniors a win over the Gators, but it helped put the Dawgs in cruise control on the way to the SEC championship game. Jones, who grew up a fan of both Florida and Georgia (very strange, I know) said he took it upon himself to make sure the Bulldogs came out with the win. He did his part with four sacks, including one that basically ended the game. Robinson said it was “the greatest feeling” he’s had since his arrival. That win coupled with South Carolina’s loss to Arkansas propelled Georgia into the SEC championship game.
Weather-free, travel-free talk. Nothing more than “it was a big game, we needed to win it and we did.” And you know what? That’s all it should be.
Looking back, the Celebration was a great moment, but in terms of changing the direction of the series, it was as much a mirage as Donnan’s win in ’97 turned out to be. Hopefully last year’s win has more meat on its bones. Things aren’t going to change for good in Jax until Georgia’s players and coaches honestly believe they have.