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