After thrashing Vanderbilt on Saturday night in Athens, Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt was understandably pleased with his team's performance.
The Bulldogs leapt out to a 27-3 first half lead en route to an easy 48-3 win - marking the first time in school history that Georgia has scored more than 40 points in four consecutive games - but after a nail-biter last year in Nashville, Richt said he was happy that this game was a little less dramatic.
"I think our guys really wanted this one bad. They didn’t feel very good about how things went a year ago. They know that we very easily could have lost that game, and all that 10 wins in a row and all that SEC Eastern Division championship and all that kind of stuff would have been down the drain.
Our special teams were embarrassed the way they played [last year]. … And if [punter Drew] Butler doesn’t … make a tackle [after a late blocked punt], it would have been really a catastrophe. I don’t think anybody liked it. I didn’t like it; our coaches didn’t like it; our players didn’t like it. We wanted to prove we’re better than that."
The Bulldogs now welcome Tennessee to Athens next Saturday.