Georgia players carried a “G” flag near midfield but outside linebacker Leonard Floyd ended up carrying it down near the end zone closest to the Georgia locker room.
Floyd and Jordan Jenkins placed it in the ground near the end zone.
“The idea came from watching the video last year of them destroying our hedges, take the hedges off to where the fence was exposed,” Floyd said of the 30-24 overtime win by Georgia Tech in Athens. “What they did last year was unacceptable. We really wanted to send a message. We were originally going to plan to take it to the GT in the middle and plant a real Georgia G in that field, but it didn’t work out. We just really felt disrespected on what they did last year and we decided to plant the ‘G’ to get even.”
Georgia Tech players wore “state champs” on rings this offseason.
“We don’t need rings to show that we’re the state champs,” Jenkins said. “We proved it with the way we played on the field.”
As enjoyable as that was to see, this is the cherry on top of the sundae.