Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The importance of beating Tech

This one is chock full of quotes that drive the obvious nail home:

  • For the seniors: “This game is huge personally for every senior, for our state,” linebacker Christian Robinson said. “You don’t want to deal with that loss for the rest of your life and for a whole year.”
  • Proximity“There’s a mixture of the fans down there,” the fifth-year senior cornerback (Sanders Commings) said. “There’s some Georgia fans, there’s some Georgia Tech fans. Excluding my redshirt year being undefeated against those guys will be a great feeling.”
  • For senior lettermen in years past“Don’t lose that last one,” was the message from former Bulldogs defensive end Rod Battle, whose senior day was ruined in 2009 with a 34-27 loss to Kentucky. “You’ll live with it for the rest of your life.”
  • Goals, plain and simple“We need this win,” senior Branden Smith. “To get where we want to get, we need to win every week.”
  • Program, plain and simple“Georgia Tech is scoring an awful lot of points lately, and they’re playing extremely well as a team,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “We know what this game means to our program on a year-to-year basis. We’re very excited about playing it. We know it’s going to be a battle. It’s going to be our senior day, the last shot for our seniors to play between the hedges and I hope they have a really positive experience.”