I don’t think I’m over my Auburn hangover yet, but I’m glad to hear Lorenzo Carter is.
But as he thought about it, Carter said he realized that the loss, as bad as it was, didn’t wreck the team’s championship hopes.
“Coach made sure we knew we definitely weren’t out of the mix,” Carter said. “Just one loss isn’t going to define our season. We’ve had a great season so far, we plan on keeping the thing going.
“That one loss, it was good for the team just to wake up, just (have) a wake-up call. But I’m just proud everybody’s been working, we haven’t gotten hung up on that.”
I hate to sound like a schmuck, but I’ll believe that when I see it on the field Saturday.
On the other hand, it’s interesting to hear how postseason expansion has given the team a reason to get past the loss. I guess if we were living in the BCS days, they’d still be shell-shocked. To be fair, it really does simplify things: win the next three games, and the Dawgs are in; fall short in any one of them and it’s have a nice bowl trip, boys.