The Georgia Bulldogs have been struggling mightily since losing star running back Nick Chubb to a season-ending knee injury, losing three of their last four games, but coach Mark Richt had a message for his players despite the fact that they are no longer ranked, the SEC East has been decided already and the Bulldogs are out of the playoff picture.
His message was simple and posted to Twitter by local beat writer Logan Booker.
Richt to players. "Ignore the negativity. Negativity brings people down."#UGA
— Logan Booker (@LoganMBooker) November 3, 2015
And plenty of negativity there has been, with some speculation about Richt’s job security even being thrown around. Georgia, despite winning two SEC titles under Richt’s watch, has always been more of a very good team on the national level as opposed to a great one, with the team often falling short against strong defenses and high octane offenses more often than not despite having a great deal of heart from top to bottom.
But I digress. Richt is absolutely right, as 5-3 Georgia can still close out the season on a high note and establish itself as one of the better squads in the conference. By caving into negative press and letting themselves get beaten down by reporters, the season becomes more lost than it already is.
Georgia will look to get back in the win column on Saturday when it hosts Kentucky. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.
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