Make sure you read this great Ivan Maisel piece about how Georgia’s staff and players cope with last year’s SECCG heartbreaking ending.
You think Aaron Murray was dialed in on the game’s last play? Put it this way – he didn’t learn how the ball wound up in Conley’s hands until he watched the tape the next day.
And Richt’s quote at the end will just tear at you.
“Sometimes,” Richt said, “the farther away I get from that type of thing, and the more time that I might have to reflect — my life slows down a little bit — yeah, we were just so close, so close to being able to play for a championship. Win an SEC, obviously, and play for a national championship, which we’ve not been able to do at Georgia since I’ve been here.”
The tone of his voice softened, and he dug out a small piece of the hurt.
“It was just, tough,” he said. “It was tough.”