One other disturbing thing about Saturday’s result is that for the most part Georgia didn’t mail it in, unlike, say, as it did for Nicholls or Ole Miss. And yet, it wound up being a game that got away from the Dawgs in the second half.
“In the SEC, it’s like this every week,” Smart said. “Our kids were geeked up today and wanted to play well because they had worked really hard. This is not going to be about Kentucky. It’s going to be about us and making sure we’ve got the right shoulder pads and shoes strapped up and ready to go.”
In essence, it was a rerun of Vanderbilt, except Florida is a better overall team. What that says, then, about this Georgia team isn’t a pleasant thing.
The SEC East quartet of Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt were the league’s lone programs last season to miss out on bowl games last season, and little was expected of them this time around. Kentucky (5-3), South Carolina (4-4) and Vandy (4-4) now have a shot at the postseason, with Georgia sliding into that category as well with tests against Auburn, Louisiana-Lafayette and Georgia Tech occurring down the road.
We have met the mediocrity, and he is us.