Bulldog stunt a bunch of bull
Careful what you wish for, Mark Richt.
There was nothing wrong with Georgia football coach wanting to celebrate against Florida. But when he wanted the celebration was a bush-league move.
“When we score that first touchdown against Florida we are going to celebrate,” Richt told his team during a bye week. What he got was roughly 60 of his 70 players running onto the field after taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Richt admitted he was caught off-guard with how the celebration unfolded. “I was envisioning the guys on the field that were on offense to go celebrate until the official threw the flag,” Richt said. “I didn’t tell the whole team run off the sideline and go celebrate. I said I wanted it to be a team celebration. I didn’t really expect the whole mass to run off the sideline but when they started running I was like, ‘I guess that is what they heard me say.’ The entire team they took off and I was like, ‘Oh boy.’ ”
Florida tied the score 81 seconds later, but the Bulldogs went on to a convincing 42-30 victory. Georgia’s triumph would have been even more impressive had it behaved more appropriately. This is the SEC, not Little League. More disgusting than the stunt was the endorsement it received from fans (82.2 percent approval rating in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll).
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