SEC Championship: Mark Richt Responds to the Media

By M. Shannon Smallwood
Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Now that everyone has had a moment or two to let the SEC Championship ending and result sink in, let’s be clear about one thing…

The 3rd-Ranked Georgia Bulldogs and Head Coach Mark Richt are elite…

Including QB Aaron Murray

To win an SEC Title and a BCS National Championship you have to have special athletes and a whole lot of luck.

It is clear that Georgia had half of the equation on Saturday night.

Here is Richt’s comments following the game thanks to CBS 42 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgia left everything on the field no doubt…

But giving up 353 yards rushing to the 2nd-Ranked Alabama Crimson Tide was ultimately the death nail for the Bulldogs.

Even with that, Georgia had one final play and four yards to pull out a victory and a date with the BCS Title.

But was this loss just another failure of Richt or Murray in a huge game?

Absolutely not…

In fact the thought is just laughable.

Where would Georgia be right now without Richt?

How many games would the Dogs have lost without Murray?

Give credit to Alabama and its talented senior dominated offensive line.

That is where the game was won folks.

You gotta think about it from the other side and the correct side…

Murray, Richt and Georgia had a chance to win the game with 15 seconds left despite the rushing attack and experience of the Crimson Tide.

So Georgia Nation be kind and don’t get all crazy about your awful team, idiot head coach and inept quarterback…

They did everything in their power to win the game…

And Georgia would never have been one play and four yards from a National Championship Game without them.


M Shannon Smallwood has over 10 years of experience in broadcasting and journalism in professional baseball and college athletics and is the ACC Football Guru, SEC Voice of Reason and College Football Comedian for Rant Sports. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association.

Follow him @woodysmalls.

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