Today, in methinks Kirby doth protest too much

You know that whole thing about how Smart eschews bulletin board material as motivation?

Yeah, right.

Georgia said it doesn’t focus on talk from opponents, but some comes with every rivalry and the bulletin board material returns. Smart has pulled quotes from Mullen and Florida defensive tackle Cece Jefferson as motivation. They’re alternated in a pattern amongst the window panes of the team’s weight room.

First is Mullen’s, from a speaking engagement around National Signing Day in February: “Winning one SEC Championship Game doesn’t make you a dominant program. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.”

Then is Jefferson’s remark from SEC Media Days this July in Atlanta, via Graham Hall of the Gainesville Sun: “When we beat (Georgia) this year, it’s going to feel good.”

Personally, I’m fine with that.  After all, if you can’t work up a little healthy contempt for the Gators, what kind of Bulldog are you, really?


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10 responses to “Today, in methinks Kirby doth protest too much

  1. truck

    Whatever works. I’m unusually nervous about this one. Fingers crossed.


  2. kfoge

    Its hard for me to understand this mentality. I played BB in high school and I wanted to beat/destroy/crush every opponent and played my hardest every game. If we were playing an inferior opponent I wanted to crush them by the end of the 1st qtr, hard opponent I wanted them to know they were in for a battle. This bulletin board stuff baffles my mind some.
    I guess the dawgs are thinking “I am going to play against UF and I hope to run by the opponent and score a TD if it is all possible”, what the UF coach said what? “Now I want to cut their head off and bury them!!!!!!”


    • Uglydawg

      Different kind of game. BB is pretty constant moving and when play stops you have like 5 seconds to get in position..or go to the bench. Supposed to be “non-contact” (which of course it isn’t) but football is built around physicality and contact. You line up every play and look the guy in the face just before the snap count. There is plenty of time for taunting. There are twenty two players on a big field so the refs can’t call every foul. You get as many licks in, legally or illegally as you can. You are expected to get after the opposition physically. It’ required to win. Physical engagement is the rule, not the exception. So the more hate you build for that one guy you’ll be facing the greater your motivation to dominate him will be. Supposedly.
      It works for some players and for some it means little. So I guess it’s there for the ones it will effect.


  3. TXBaller

    And how many times has Mullen beat a CKS coached team……..either as an assistant or HC?