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Mark Richt, motivational genius, tells his secrets ... we fill in the blanks

GAINESVILLE -- Like Urban Meyer, Georgia coach Mark Richt isn't answering questions about last season's end-zone celebration. Richt had his weekly post-game teleconference on Sunday and he told Ncf_a_georgia_sq_300one reporter: "In terms of the celebration question, no matter how you phrase it, you can just refer to the SEC Media Days. I think that's really old news and I'm not going to comment on it."

While Richt wouldn't speak about the end-zone celebration he did offer Gator Clause an exceptional answer on the importance of motivation as it relates to winning football games. Obviously, the end-zone celebration was a brilliant motivational strategy.

"I think it's very important to have a great plan -- maybe not even a great plan but a good, sound plan and good fundamentals," Richt said. "And then when you add some energy to your execution then you've got a chance to play at a higher level. So I think emotion does matter. I think if you can find a way to bottle it and start the game with it and sustain it through the entire ball game then you've got it made but no one has figured that out yet.

"If you add some enthusiasm to a plan, then normally you get better results."

As in, Georgia 42, Florida 30.

-jo-

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It was nice that they took the emotional advantage and thoroughly dominated an exposed and weak defense last year. Luckily for us, we have the emotional advantage and possibly the top defense in the SEC right now.

If UGAG had lost that game last year his "brilliant motivational strategy" would have been a reason to criticize him. Don't try to tell me that the celebration is why UGAG won that game. They won that game because they're offense was much better than our defense. Plain and simple. It had nothing to do with the outcome. It did have plenty to do with being completely disrespectful. So When UF tops FIDDY points, Meyer will not call the dogs off. Crap like that will only come back to haunt you.

Go GAtors.

Can't wait for this friggin' game...heading to Jacksonville on Friday morning!

The celebration thing was on their first score of the game. i believe Florida came back with a TD in about 3 plays on the next drive (something like that anyway). If K Moore didn't have greasy fingers all game and the D had half the intensity of this year's team the Gators win that game going away. We'll see ya Saturday, Georgia...

Re: Ga's Motivational edge ... Gators scored 3 plays later!

I hate the Gators but they are the dominant team right now in the country.

Go prove the state of Florida knows football!

Go gators!!!!

Nice love from a Canes fan right there. That's how it should be. Thanks for the support.

SI.com

Five Things We Learned This Weekend

3. That the SEC/defense thing is a myth (this year). Remember when SEC defenses were just so darn tough that it made life miserable for opposing offenses? Saturday in Baton Rouge, Georgia and LSU staged a Big 12-style shootout littered with blown coverages. (The teams combined for 90 points and 940 yards.) Florida treated Kentucky's purportedly respectable defense like a 1990s-era Kentucky defense in a 63-5 win. And Auburn's normally stingy defense spent most of Thursday night watching West Virginia RB Noel Devine race right past them.

It's not that there aren't great defenses in the SEC. South Carolina, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee all rank in the top 15 nationally, with Auburn not far behind. There just aren't as many of them. The deterioration of LSU's previously top-notch unit has been particularly galling, and Georgia's defensive line isn't what it has been in recent seasons. The three best defenses in the country belong to USC, TCU and Florida State, and -- brace yourself -- a Big Ten defense may exceed any in the SEC this year. Penn State held Ohio State to six points Saturday night

It may not have been pretty, but we struggled once again against an unranked team.

1 ACC Team now ranked in the Top 25
Yahhhhoooo! We have a chance at having a chance of playing for a chance to obtain a winning regular season record for the first time in three years.

Wow, another sitting room only crowd of 41,000+. Way to support your team. DUH U, DUH U, DUH U.

As I correctly predicted the canes we’ll need a swing vote to become bowl eligible again. I’m a cane clown who impersonates an actual fan of a ranked college fooball team out of jealousy. Wake is a very good team as it relates to the irrelevant ACC as a whole, did you see them convert an amazing 7 of 15 third downs against the Midshipmen. The reasoning why we hired our fourth choice coach is still a head scratcher, although I’m finally beginning to realize he was the absolute last resort and somebody had to fill the position. Da U is coming around and the Virginia test will be huge next week, especially since they are fresh off their two trap game losses:

35 point loss to UCONN

28 point loss to Duke

Proof that they more than deserve their Top 47 Ranking and they are the team to beat in the ACC.

Speaking of ranked teams, how come there is not a single team from the ACC in the Top 25? If this keeps up we may have to invent our own bowl games so at least one ACC team gets an invite. I’m still predicting another ship for Duhhhhh U……. in 2041.

CANES RULE!!!!


Y IS NO1 ON THIS BLOG?
cause gator fans can't read!!!!

PrestonParker wrote on 10/27/2008 06:14:19 AM:
PAYBACK from a 48-0 game at the last game ever at the Orange Bowl?????

That will take years upon years to EVER come close to paying back.

They just embarassed you on your own field in the last game ever. Then they proceeded to drop a deuce on your 50 yard line.

CANES RULE!!!!


Y IS NO1 ON THIS BLOG?
cause gator fans can't read!!!!

Jo,

I'm hearing a rumor that UGS's motivational ploy is to wear all red? Have you heard anything? If that's what they came up with, that is weak! Tebow is healthy, enough said. Game over. Tebow is going to play out of his mind. Plus I think UGA has a false sense of security with its win over LSU.

Jo,

I'm hearing a rumor that UGS's motivational ploy is to wear all red? Have you heard anything? If that's what they came up with, that is weak! Tebow is healthy, enough said. Game over. Tebow is going to play out of his mind. Plus I think UGA has a false sense of security with its win over LSU.

MV, I hope they do. They lost the black-out, obviously gimmicky color combinations don't work well for them.

For us, however, we ALWAYS seem to play our best when wearing all blue...

All red? Really? Would look cool against all-blue Florida.

-jo-

Especially on the verge of the election and veteran's day...

Nice one, Adam. Didn't think of that.

-jo-

Maybe a little to gimmicky though.

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