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Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:46 am
Edited on: January 5, 2011 11:26 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

After watching their team flail their way to a 10-6 loss to UCF in the Liberty Bowl, an awful lot of Georgia fans wondered if their favorite SEC school had bothered to take their Conference USA opponent all that seriously ahead of time.

It's probably time to stop wondering, though, assuming this small tidbit from this Florida Today column is accurate (emphasis added):
Even the Bulldogs overlooked the Knights. Oh, they won't admit that. But at their recent team banquet, the Bulldogs presented its seniors with a plaque. Etched on it was the season record -- 7-6 .

Keep in mind that Georgia entered the Liberty Bowl with a 6-6 record.

"That's part of what they do," UCF defensive back Darin Baldwin said. "They thought they were going to push us over, but we've got more heart than they do."
While we're not sure about having "more heart" than the Bulldogs, it's clear that the Golden Knights were the team with the more appropriate amount of confidence, that much we can say.

To be fair to Georgia, it's not entirely accurate to say that "they won't admit" they looked past the Knights; kicker Blair Walsh said as much after the game , claiming that his team had felt "entitled" to win a game against C-USA opposition.

But the honesty after the fact is only worth so much credit. The Dawgs would be better off next time simply giving their opponent the proper respect and focus to start with ... and maybe waiting until after the game to get the congratulations engraved.


UPDATE: OK, so maybe the engraving wasn't entirely borne out of overconfidence; a Georgia spokesperson said yesterday that the school annually adds a bowl win to the team's record on their senior plaques, with the expectation that they'll simply replace them (at the cost of $200) if the Bulldogs happen to lose the bowl game. UCF may have simply been the first team to catch wind of it.

But if you ask us: whether it's year-in-year-out policy or a one-time bout of cockiness, congratulating their players on a win they haven't won yet still certainly seems like the wrong message for Georgia to send.


Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:02 pm

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

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Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 8:54 pm

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

We dropped "Golden" just prior to the start of the 2007 season so we are now the UCF Knights.  If you are unsure ask a Bulldog.

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 12:44 pm

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

I live in the heart of Bulldog territory, but I have to say that Georgia is perhaps one of the most overrated football programs there is.  They put out some good NFL players, but they are hardly a force in college football.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 9:04 am

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

It is hard to believe that Richt is still the head coach at Georgia.  This past season was a huge failure.  You can not blame everything on a new QB and the suspension of Green.  This season was a total team and coaching failure.  And now Georgia wants Richt to concentrate more on football and less on administrative duties?  That may be the excuse of the year for a poor season.

Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 12:11 am

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

It hasn't been "Golden Knigths" for five years. Geesh. At least they didn't call us Central Michigan like an ESPN reporter. I know we are still a ways removed from the big time, being that we are a lowly C-USA school, but there are only 120 Division 1 schools. It doesn't seem it would be difficult to keep up with the mascots. Can't we at least get our names right?

Anyways, Georgia is a great program and will be fine. UCF had a great team this year and were positioned to take advantage of any morale advantages that arose.

Best wishes to the Bulldogs.

Fight Knights!

Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2011 8:50 am

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

Yes...GO KNIGHTS!!!!  no longer golden knights.

Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2011 8:31 am

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

Honestly, what does "having more heart" actually even mean? This is kind of a silly thing to argue about.  That being said, the bulldogs looked like a team that needs some leadership and as much as it pains me to say it, Mark Richt doesn't appear to have what it takes to bring the bulldogs back to contend for titles anymore.  Another year of putting off the inevitable will only put the program into an even deeper hole, the time for a change is now.

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 1:33 pm

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

richt needs to go.... he is flat now with no desire and has lost credit with his players..... War Eagle!

Since: Jul 29, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 11:07 am

Georgia presented seniors with '7-6' plaque

It's no longer Golden Knights. Just Knights now. And, for the record, Baldwin was absolutely correct. UCF DOES have more heart than Georgia.

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