The party in Jacksonville was short-lived for the Georgia Bulldogs. Mark Richt said that Florida whipped Georgia and it had him warning his team about regrets that come from an emotional loss.
“We need to be men about this. We need to guard our words. In emotional times, things get said, things get tweeted. Things get out there that most of the time you regret,” Richt said.
Georgia quarterback Faton Bauta made his first college start and threw four interceptions. He is still trying to find the positives from a game where the Dawgs again did not score a touchdown.
“If you sit there and think you’re the worst player of all time, that’s not going to help you. That’s not going to take you where you want to go. It’s not good. It’s obviously a bad start. But, it’s a start,” said Bauta.
“The guys that we got are certainly good enough to play better than we played tonight,” said Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. “I’m a better coach than I showed tonight. We are going to go back to work like I said. All we can do is roll up our sleeves, go to work and look for answers.”
With their goal of reaching the SEC Championship now out of reach, Mark Richt knows the criticism is coming about his job.
“If you are a leader in any way, shape, or form, you are going to be criticized in good times and bad times. That’s part of it,” Richt said.
Richt said Georgia will keep battling and searching for answers. For these Bulldogs, it appears that this trip to Jacksonville only created more questions