Last Saturday proved a lot of things for the Georgia Bulldogs. Two things specifically stood out against the game versus the Volunteers. Both of them are pretty obvious.
The first and most obvious thing is that the Georgia Bulldogs are the best team in the country. It’s the cold hard truth. Tennessee was all big and bad until they set foot in Sanford Stadium. Georgia flipped Tennessee’s script real quick– quite similarly to how Tennessee did Alabama just a couple weeks prior,
We can be honest here. The Dawgs dominated Tennessee on both sides of the ball, and if there wasn’t rain, the scoreboard would have looked a whole lot different than a mere 27-13.
Georgia dismantled the No. 1 team in the country with leftover butt-kicking to spare. With that being said, it begs the question: what’s next? Now that Coach Kirby Smart and his Georgia Bulldogs are basically premier contenders in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee (CFP rankings will be released later today) how will they continue to avoid complacency?
When asked about how his team maintains composure after a big win like Tennessee Smart said:
“We just don’t talk about it much. They understand it’s wasted energy when you talk about it.”
The second thing that stood out after assessing last Saturday’s game was Smart proved that Georgia has the best football culture in the country.
At what was more than likely the loudest football game to have been played in Athens. There were unconfirmed reports that the decibel level inside the stadium reach heights of 137 DB. If true, this would make UGA vs. Tennessee in Athens one of the loudest college football games ever.
I’m not talking about fan culture either. The Dawgs’ locker room culture is one of the best in the country too. The connection this team has is what’s propelling it past the likes of current college football giants like Oregon and Tennessee.
Georgia fielded the most injured defenses they’ve seen all season against the Volunteers and arguably had one of the most impressive defensive performances thus far this season.
This team knows how to play, but more importantly they know how to play with and for each other. Smart explains it best when he says, “One plus one equals three.”