Seeing as he was an integral part of one of Georgia’s most unexpected victories in the Cocktail Party series, it’s interesting to hear that take from Kirby Smart about Saturday’s game.
Mindful of Woody Allen’s wisdom regarding success, if anyone can sell a team on the importance of showing up to play, you’d have to think Smart is in a unique position to do just that.
There are also attitudes like that of Isaiah McKenzie, who’s clearly stung by the ending of the Vanderbilt game.
“All I could think about that whole week was what could I have done to get that 1 yard,” McKenzie said. “But I wouldn’t say there wasn’t much to do. I could have probably dove or did something. At that time in the moment it wasn’t going through my head. It was just, ‘Get the 1 yard.’ It just hurt me I could have probably done something different, like jump or stretch my arm out. It’s just a thought.”
With that play in his head, McKenzie wanted to “rush the bye week” so that Georgia’s next game could come quickly. And the Bulldogs’ upcoming contest will be incredibly important to bounce back in, considering it’s against archrival Florida.
This team will have had two weeks to get ready to play Florida. It’s not like they don’t have a chance, either. The Gators imploded against a Tennessee team that scored less points against Georgia and held Florida’s offense to fewer points, as well.
On the other hand, it’s not as if Florida’s strained itself against weaker opposition, unlike a certain team I could mention.
It’s time to get your collective shit together, Dawgs.