Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
After a tough loss against South Carolina, Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt says there will be no panic in his Bulldogs
The then-No.5 ranked Georgia Bulldogs entered last Saturday's game against the South Carolina Gamecocks undefeated on the year, but left as losers for the first time this year, after the team fell 35-7 on the road.
The loss not only gave the Bulldogs their first loss of the season, but also dropped the team out of the top 10 in the AP top 25 poll. Even in the aftermath, Georgia head coach Mark Richt told reporters, including Seth Emerson of the The Macon Telegraph, his Bulldogs will not panic.
"I'm definitely not losing confidence in this team at all, or our coaching staff or anything like that. That's the worst thing you can do. And that's what teams do, teams panic and they tend to fall apart. But that's not what Georgia's gonna do."
Richt referenced his Bulldogs' journey last year, when they started 0-2 before winning the Eastern Division in the SEC.
"A year ago we're 0-2 and everybody wants to decide that the sky is falling and it's over for Georgia," Richt said. "But what'd we do? We stayed firm, we believed in each other, we kept banging away, we began to win and before you know it we won the Eastern Division.
The Bulldogs will have a week off to right the ship and iron out some things, before the team heads out to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats.