Mark Richt admits Bulldogs should have run more against Alabama

Will Georgia unleash Chubb on the road against Tennessee?

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Mark Richt is in an all too familiar spot, as the pressure is mounting in Athens to deliver the SEC East title. Having suffered an embarrassing loss at home to Alabama last week, Georgia’s coach discussed what his team could have done better in the game. 

“I think strategically we’d have been better off trying to go downhill more,” Richt said Tuesday. “There’s some things we tried to do outside and with the wet turf and some matchups we had out there on the edge, I think our best shot would have been to go downhill against them.”

Hindsight is 20/20, but clearly neither Greyson Lambert nor Brice Ramsey did anything to help the Bulldogs earn a victory against the Tide. Now having to go on the road to a hostile Neyland Stadium, how will the offense perform this week? 

“When you get beat that way it certainly gets everyone’s attention. I think any loss does … Sometimes you get whipped,” Richt said. “Our big thing is to grow from it.”

Senior linebacker Jordan Jenkins also spoke to the media Tuesday. Jenkins was asked if he could recall his memories from playing at Tennessee during his sophomore year. 

“Just watching guy after guy go down, it was crazy,” Jenkins said. “It was down to the wire. Playing in [Neyland] Stadium, it’s different. It’s a totally different environment.”

If Georgia can’t get the win on the road, they face the danger of falling two games back of Florida in the East race. Would Richt survive the season if first-year Florida coach Jim McElwain wins the division? 

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