Georgia Bulldogs Should Focus on Winning Out, Not Blackout


The Georgia Bulldogs need to be concerned with winning out, not with what jerseys they’ll wear to do it.

I was glad to read today where Georgia head coach Mark Richt put the brakes on the possibility of his team wearing black jerseys this Saturday vs. Auburn. Simply put, they don’t deserve it.

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Yes, the Dawgs have won three of their last four without “The Trifecta” of Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who will all be back this week. The 63-point Bluegrass Tsunami was an impressive bounce back, but folks, this isn’t 2007.

On that memorable night seven years ago, ‘Between the Hedges’, Georgia also came in with two losses (one being an early season hiccup to the Gamecocks…sounds familiar), but they were climbing, trending in today’s vernacular. Two weeks prior, the 20th ranked Dawgs had drilled the 9th ranked Gators, 42-30. The victory vaulted them into the Top 10.

That is a stark contrast to 14 days ago when Georgia entered Jacksonville as America’s 11th best team, and got knocked out, 38-20, by an unranked, mediocre Florida squad. The next day, the Dawgs woke up ranked 20th.

Though likely out of the college football playoff picture, Georgia is still in contention for the SEC East title and must do their part by winning this Saturday (while hoping for some help from College Station) to be Atlanta bound.

This is not the time for tricks or artificial inspiration. It’s Auburn in Athens, playing in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. The focus needs to be on #winningout rather than a #blackout.